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Ellie23432
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Hi,

Just gone into my last year of sixth form and moved schools after having problems in my previous sixth form and I haven't really got any friends or people to socialise with and it's starting to bring me down.

That's not my main concern, it's just in a subject that used to be my favorite (teaching and everything) is now where I hate knowing I have it (2 hours long) the class is full of people i don't talk to because we've fallen out or their not nice people and I'm extremely isolated when it comes to group work and it's bringing me down. I'm an A grade pupil in that class, and now I just don't want to go anymore.

Just feel like everything's my own fault and I'm not good enough for anything anymore. I don't know what to do?
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Ok, I'm in university and I have a few facts for you about A-levels,

-Firstly, you are going to very quickly realise that you are not going to have much a social life at all in 6th form, especially if you want to get an A grade.

-Secondly, if you are going to let the fact that you are friendless bring you down in confidence, determination etc, then there is no chance you are going to pass this year.
What you have to do is find some friends who have a similar work ethic, attitude and personality to you...... get to know everyone in your 6th form, find out what they are like, pick the ones that are similar to you, even if they just remotely similar. That way you will have got yourself some friends and established the generic 'hi, how's things been?' relationship with everyone else. if worst comes to worst, just hang out with mates as much as you can from ur old school......... even if it's just a general studies chat on WhatsApp....... you will feel more relaxted and a little happier.

- Thirdly, this is BY FAR AND AWAY THE MOST IMPORTANT GOLDEN RULE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!......... ........... Depend on yourself ONLY &&&&& study as if your life depends on it (because it does)!
Your friends don't care about you and neither do the teachers. You may have some great teachers, but the majority of them are just **** when it comes to teaching and they are just backstabbers.
If you hate a subject,,,,,, tough, its too late to change now. DO NOT ruin your a-levels just because you found some subject boring with a crappy teacher, what you have to do is simple......... write out their notes and anything important they say, THEN go home and Study non-stop using a wide array of textbooks borrowed from your library (you will thank me for this at the end of the year). Determine your best way to revise now (i.e: writing out detailed notes, making revision cards etc). Do LOTS of questions...... you will discover weaknesses that you need to improve on BIG TIME! This will ultimately improve exam technique. GET all YoUR note taking done by the beginning of February and kill yourself with exam papers from then on......... NAG YOUR TEACHERS FOR MORE AND MORE EXAM QUESTIONS AND GET THEM TOMARK IT HARSHLY!!!!!!!!!!!!

this is the only way to succeed, and then u will go to ur preferred uni doing ur favorite course, which you will find challenging yet liberating and fun.
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Ask to change classes in that subject/ change school. If not then just focus on your self or try socialisung with other external or isolated people.
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Thing is, I really like my teacher for the subject I now ''hate'' it's just the fact that everyone sits in groups and just isolates me out in the corner and it makes me feel so uncomftable and awkward that I just want to miss the lessons constantly. I also enjoy the subject, it's just i feel like crap everytime i have it with that class, nobody is friend worthy there tbh either. And it's always group works we do so it's uncomftable..
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Just do your own work and focus on getting the highest marks in the year. Remember that you won't be seeing those ass holes ever again after sixth form.

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Do you want a $30K+ Salary or do you want to work in Sainsbury for the rest of your life?
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I think you might have to change your friendship "demands" and "fit in" with people in class, if you don't have the option of moving class or even school (again). Of the ways to fail your A-Levels, falling out with your subject due to the people around you is probably the worst excuse.
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(Original post by 713Wave)
Ok, I'm in university and I have a few facts for you about A-levels,

-Firstly, you are going to very quickly realise that you are not going to have much a social life at all in 6th form, especially if you want to get an A grade.

-Secondly, if you are going to let the fact that you are friendless bring you down in confidence, determination etc, then there is no chance you are going to pass this year.
What you have to do is find some friends who have a similar work ethic, attitude and personality to you...... get to know everyone in your 6th form, find out what they are like, pick the ones that are similar to you, even if they just remotely similar. That way you will have got yourself some friends and established the generic 'hi, how's things been?' relationship with everyone else. if worst comes to worst, just hang out with mates as much as you can from ur old school......... even if it's just a general studies chat on WhatsApp....... you will feel more relaxted and a little happier.

- Thirdly, this is BY FAR AND AWAY THE MOST IMPORTANT GOLDEN RULE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!......... ........... Depend on yourself ONLY &&&&& study as if your life depends on it (because it does)!
Your friends don't care about you and neither do the teachers. You may have some great teachers, but the majority of them are just **** when it comes to teaching and they are just backstabbers.
If you hate a subject,,,,,, tough, its too late to change now. DO NOT ruin your a-levels just because you found some subject boring with a crappy teacher, what you have to do is simple......... write out their notes and anything important they say, THEN go home and Study non-stop using a wide array of textbooks borrowed from your library (you will thank me for this at the end of the year). Determine your best way to revise now (i.e: writing out detailed notes, making revision cards etc). Do LOTS of questions...... you will discover weaknesses that you need to improve on BIG TIME! This will ultimately improve exam technique. GET all YoUR note taking done by the beginning of February and kill yourself with exam papers from then on......... NAG YOUR TEACHERS FOR MORE AND MORE EXAM QUESTIONS AND GET THEM TOMARK IT HARSHLY!!!!!!!!!!!!

this is the only way to succeed, and then u will go to ur preferred uni doing ur favorite course, which you will find challenging yet liberating and fun.
Wow thanks , I'm 2 months in year 12 and it's going alright kind of however I'm really struggling with my workload . Please! can u give broke advice . I'm worrying as I'm getting very little time to answer question.
If you don't mind me asking what A levels did you do and what Uni are you studying at. ?
Thank you!
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(Original post by Ellie23432)
Hi,

Just gone into my last year of sixth form and moved schools after having problems in my previous sixth form and I haven't really got any friends or people to socialise with and it's starting to bring me down.

That's not my main concern, it's just in a subject that used to be my favorite (teaching and everything) is now where I hate knowing I have it (2 hours long) the class is full of people i don't talk to because we've fallen out or their not nice people and I'm extremely isolated when it comes to group work and it's bringing me down. I'm an A grade pupil in that class, and now I just don't want to go anymore.

Just feel like everything's my own fault and I'm not good enough for anything anymore. I don't know what to do?
Sorry for what you're going through . I'm kinda in a similar position because I'm very shy and I have depression. I hardly got through GCSEs so right now I feel the sane as I did this time in GCSE summer year . Try meeting new people, introduce ursejf etc .
SOmeove I know who is also just started A levels at a new school, she hated but she's happy now . Be Patient and work hard. It'll be worth it 😊
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