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    I'm currently taking my GCSE exams, and am concerned as to what my predicted scores are. These are:

    ICT Cambridge Nationals - Distinction (which is equivelant to about a B)
    Maths - B
    Computer Science - C
    English Language - C
    Physics - C
    Philosophy/Ethics (already recieved) - C
    English Literature - D
    Geography - D
    Art - D
    Chemistry - D
    Biology - D

    And I got a C last year for Philosophy and Ethics, so that's one pass secured.

    But overall, I'm worried that I'm doing poorly. I've already done my English Literature, Maths non-calculator, Physics, Chemistry and Biology paper 1s, and Geography. The foundation English Literature and Science papers didn't seem to hard, but I'm fairly certain that I did badly on my Geography, and the Maths seemed fairly challenging, too.

    My mum got 5 C grade O-Levels (equivalent to a modern day B), while my dad got all A/B grades (modern day A/A*). My sister, who is three years below me, will be doing the new GCSE spec, which uses bands instead of grades, and is predicted the equivalent to mostly current A grades. So why am I doing so poorly? I had mostly high level 5/low level 6 scores at the end of year 9, with a 7b in Maths, yet in Y10 I levelled off a lot.

    I plan to do a BTEC course at college next year. We initially considered A Levels but I was turned down in most cases. What suggestions do you have, and will I be able to get into university if I work hard, or not?
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