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    Ok. So im gonna go into year 11 meaning im finishing off my GCSEs and if im honest i am stupidly stressed out and i want to do medicine (cardiology) but im getting results for a maths exam and im scared how it would effect me if i do not do well on it, i would lose confidence and motivation for the entire year, does anyone have any tips to deal with this stupid feeling???

    Get CGP's MathsBuster. It's absolutely amazing.

    Stress can be healthy in that it shows that you care a lot about your GCSEs and your hopes of going on to do Medicine. But please don't stress too much at this stage. Whilst I understand this is one of the most important things you've come across in your life so far, there are A-levels and exams in the Medicine degree itself, which I can guarantee are more challenging, and will probably be more stressful for you too. In terms of how they will affect you... Medical schools can be picky about GCSEs, in that a lot want them to be done in one sitting (no retakes). Chances are though, if you are drawn into Medicine, you will naturally have done well in your exams, as the subject usually attracts very academic people. If it helps, I want to do Medicine too, I achieved a B at the end of Year 11, and I know a lot of medical schools like an A, so I retook and got an A* in the winter exams (November). After talking to different university admissions about it, luckily the universities I want to go to don't enforce that rule or have 'B in Maths' requirements anyway. In the meantime, sit back, read a book, or binge out a TV boxset -- chill out and stay calm! You should never lose confidence, as there's this saying in medical schools that you 'always get into Medicine eventually', it just depends on your motivation and the effort you put in.
    Best of luck.
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