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Enjoying a subject you're bad at

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    I've always excelled in maths but having received my A Level grades today I kinda feel like my intelligence doesn't go above the GCSE level. Ever since I entered sixth form I felt so slow and the dumbest one in class because I got the lowest grades. Not to mention that I'm doing an engineering course this september, which really makes me question if I'll even make it through the first year.
    I know I enjoy doing maths but is there any point if I'm bad at it anyways?

    I can relate to you on excelling when younger but really struggling beyond the GCSE level. I got an A* at GCSE maths, which has dropped right down to a D at A level. I felt very slow in class too, compared to others, and had trouble contributing to class activities and such. A level maths was just on a completely different level to GCSE; it was almost like a different subject.

    I don't know too much about engineering but it sounds like maths is an integral part of it, so it's a good sign that you enjoy it. Did you miss your expected result for maths by just a grade, or was it much lower? If your engineering course will still take you, they must think that you have the potential to make it through the first year and beyond. It may be worth trying a private tutor if you can, to help you understand some of the concepts you struggled with, or otherwise doing some extra revision over the rest of the summer.
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    I missed my predicted grade by about 2 grades but for some mysterious reason the uni still accepted me.

    I never really thought of getting private tutors since I always had bad ones that charged too much but would you recommend online tutors instead? And I'm also starting to revise this summer just to get some understanding on the content.
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