Sturggling with alevels but want to apply to high unis

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Im in year 12 and taking English Lit, Business and Psychology and working at a DCB respectively. I want to do law and want to apply to higher ranking unis (where the grades needed are mostly A*AA). A Levels are a lot harder than i thought and i know its early into the year but do you think i should lower my expectations i.e. look at lower unis? Thanks
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Im in year 12 and taking English Lit, Business and Psychology and working at a DCB respectively. I want to do law and want to apply to higher ranking unis (where the grades needed are mostly A*AA). A Levels are a lot harder than i thought and i know its early into the year but do you think i should lower my expectations i.e. look at lower unis? Thanks
It can sometimes take a little while to get into the "flow" of A levels, especially for essay subjects where you improve your technique as you go along, so I wouldn't be too worried at this point. While it is always good to have back-up options and not be too set on a certain uni/unis, you don't need to write off the possibility of applying to higher ranking unis at this point - just make sure you're really taking in the feedback you are given on homework/exams and trying to apply that constantly, and you should see your grades start to improve.
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Im in year 12 and taking English Lit, Business and Psychology and working at a DCB respectively. I want to do law and want to apply to higher ranking unis (where the grades needed are mostly A*AA). A Levels are a lot harder than i thought and i know its early into the year but do you think i should lower my expectations i.e. look at lower unis? Thanks
at the moment, I'd say focus on how you can work on improving any weaknesses you have rather than worrying over not having the grades for higher grade unis. I definitely struggled with my a levels at the beginning, but after a couple months my grades improved- just think it takes a little while to fully adjust to a levels I'd recommend asking your teachers for help if you're struggling with any content / writing essays etc. its good that you're planning on which unis you want to apply to, but you've still got some time so don't worry if you're not getting all A*/As now, theres plenty of time and im sure that once you consolidate your knowledge and fully adjust to a levels you'll be more confident good luck xx
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