Turn on thread page Beta
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by scrawlx101)
    Any ideas on how to deal with this?

    Just had mocks and feel like i've done below par on all of them.

    My mum keeps pestering me to revise more but I feel like she doesnt actually understand that i cant sustain my focus for more than an hour since after an hour at home my brain gets bored(not good but i genuinely fall apart at this part).Moreover,I feel like the way she acts as if im the worst student in class and do nothing at home is just annoying since I actually do my homework at school and try to revise during my frees (theres no alternative anyway since i dont bring my phone to school and we have no common room) how do you suggest i deal with this?

    I feel like ive underperformed on my mocks partly due to the unpredictability of my tests.
    For instance my economics teacher tested us on three topics out of the entire unit which isnt a realistic representation of the actual exam by a long shot
    For english my actual exam practice has been limited by my teacher due to the focus on coursework texts so this exam was only my second attempt
    For Psychology i had to revise 16 essays only to have three of them actually come up.

    Now it seems as if my mum is treating this like my real performance in the exams which is really bugging me.I will admit I dont revise as much as I should but honestly I feel like i do work hard at school and i lack in exam practice...ugh Rant over I guess....this is why I hate mocks....
    Exactly!
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by z33)
    haha yes i can! i can be all like "you kids had it easy, when i was your age..." :smug:
    yasss positivity!!! gotta be positive or we'll never move forward i'm proud
    yes! that would be so cool omg Welsh
    i haven't applied this year because of my predicted grades :/ I wanna go to Brighton though it looks so good argh *_*
    also a gap year break from education wouldn't hurt :3 i'll just do an AS or something to keep some sort of education going so when I go back iit's not like "urghhhh what's a number?"
    and then i'll play videogames and travel and shop and do errythang

    yupp! and yeah true every day counts haha
    Haha yeah you can! I'm trying to stay positive now, though I've given up on revision for today... small steps though! Welsh is a language I've always been fascinated by, possibly because my high school form tutor was Welsh. I've heard it spoken live as well when I went to Aberystwyth for a campaign weekend, and it sounds lovely too!

    Brighton does look good, what course are you aiming to do?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by emiloujess)
    Haha yeah you can! I'm trying to stay positive now, though I've given up on revision for today... small steps though! Welsh is a language I've always been fascinated by, possibly because my high school form tutor was Welsh. I've heard it spoken live as well when I went to Aberystwyth for a campaign weekend, and it sounds lovely too!

    Brighton does look good, what course are you aiming to do?
    yass! yeah small steps! you haven't given up you're just taking a break
    :O nice! I've wanted to learn spanish - idk why i didn't take it for A-level but i absolutely LOVED it at GCSE and got an A in it too! :3
    the people who took spanish for A-level can speak it so fluently it's not fair T_T they have classes in spanish like they don't even speak english to their teacher and they've started speaking spanish between each other too so it's like a secret language type thing X'D

    #soJealous
    maybe in my gap year lol

    hmmm i don't know tbh but something to do with chemistry for sure! I've considered Pharmacy but i don't wanna work at a till plus there's too many pharmacists in the country already!

    i've heard loads of people saying there is a LOT of maths in pure chemistry apparently so i might take Maths in my gap year just to brush up on that knowledge :3 I was also thinking of medicinal chemistry since that module on drugs and medicines interested me but, again i don't know haha

    I was thinking of Computer Science too! only i don't know how to program aha so I'll do that in my gap year. If there's a chemistry with computer science course i would SO do it! there used to be one at Reading apparently but i can't find anything online :/

    alot of exploring to do
    and i might just try and get a job with the MI5 after my degree but i'm not sure about that yet :3
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by z33)
    yass! yeah small steps! you haven't given up you're just taking a break
    :O nice! I've wanted to learn spanish - idk why i didn't take it for A-level but i absolutely LOVED it at GCSE and got an A in it too! :3
    the people who took spanish for A-level can speak it so fluently it's not fair T_T they have classes in spanish like they don't even speak english to their teacher and they've started speaking spanish between each other too so it's like a secret language type thing X'D

    #soJealous
    maybe in my gap year lol

    hmmm i don't know tbh but something to do with chemistry for sure! I've considered Pharmacy but i don't wanna work at a till plus there's too many pharmacists in the country already!

    i've heard loads of people saying there is a LOT of maths in pure chemistry apparently so i might take Maths in my gap year just to brush up on that knowledge :3 I was also thinking of medicinal chemistry since that module on drugs and medicines interested me but, again i don't know haha

    I was thinking of Computer Science too! only i don't know how to program aha so I'll do that in my gap year. If there's a chemistry with computer science course i would SO do it! there used to be one at Reading apparently but i can't find anything online :/

    alot of exploring to do
    and i might just try and get a job with the MI5 after my degree but i'm not sure about that yet :3
    Oh, Spanish is lovely too... and Italian... I'd love to be able to speak Welsh that fluently!

    Looks like you've got your gap year filled already Yeah I was thinking of MI5 too, if I don't end up going into Politics... my dream of working in Canada might come true!
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by z33)
    Need to get AAA this year (lol) never gonna happen

    anyone else stressed af?
    Gonna do A2s for the second time
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by emiloujess)
    Oh, Spanish is lovely too... and Italian... I'd love to be able to speak Welsh that fluently!

    Looks like you've got your gap year filled already Yeah I was thinking of MI5 too, if I don't end up going into Politics... my dream of working in Canada might come true!
    yeah it is *_* argh i wanna learn it
    i feel like if you learn spanish then learning portuguese and italian and mexican spanish will become much much easier :3

    haha yeah so much i wanna do! maybe i'll take 2 gap years X'D
    whoop maybe i might be on your squad, kinda like a real life justice league X'P haha
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Azhar Rana)
    Gonna do A2s for the second time
    well this time you SHALL prevail

    it takes guts to try again man, but you're doing it
    make it count
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by z33)
    yeah it is *_* argh i wanna learn it
    i feel like if you learn spanish then learning portuguese and italian and mexican spanish will become much much easier :3

    haha yeah so much i wanna do! maybe i'll take 2 gap years X'D
    whoop maybe i might be on your squad, kinda like a real life justice league X'P haha
    If you want to learn it there's nothing stopping you

    Haha maybe... I love Batman and those types of movies!!
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    I am, I need to start intense revision, wanting to get 3 As but it looks VERY unlikely
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by emiloujess)
    If you want to learn it there's nothing stopping you

    Haha maybe... I love Batman and those types of movies!!
    yepp! and maybe i'll learn how to edit and make fan videos and start a youtube channel full of them
    i know some good editable songs ^_^
    i'm hopeless with sony vegas though

    yasss Batman is awesome *_*
    argh my favourite superhero EVAR


    argh he's made of 100% pure badass
    teaming up with some of the most powerful humans/ aliens and he has no superpowers himself ^_^

    sorry (nerd spotted )
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by z33)
    yepp! and maybe i'll learn how to edit and make fan videos and start a youtube channel full of them
    i know some good editable songs ^_^
    i'm hopeless with sony vegas though

    yasss Batman is awesome *_*
    argh my favourite superhero EVAR


    argh he's made of 100% pure badass
    teaming up with some of the most powerful humans/ aliens and he has no superpowers himself ^_^

    sorry (nerd spotted )
    He's my fave too! Apart from maybe Green Arrow I like the old movies (Keaton etc) more though, because ROBIN!!

    Yeah don't worry, fellow nerd here
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by emiloujess)
    He's my fave too! Apart from maybe Green Arrow I like the old movies (Keaton etc) more though, because ROBIN!!

    Yeah don't worry, fellow nerd here
    Yass green arrow is awesome! *_*
    i think my 2nd fave is the Flash - he's too much X'D
    and the Hal Jordan green lantern :3

    hmm i like the Batman movies but i don't like that Christian Bale was Batman
    i mean i guess his acting was really good and stuff
    but he just didn't look the part imo
    Christian Bale looks nothing like Bruce Wayne in the comics :/
    this guy does though *_* ah who even is he i need to know !



    why is it that only the Superman and Spiderman (even though he's Marvel -_-) actors are so good looking T_T

    but yeah Chris O'Donnell was a good Robin why the hell wasn't Robin in the Batman trilogy though -_-
    but Anne Hathaway killed it as Catwoman *_*
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by z33)
    well this time you SHALL prevail

    it takes guts to try again man, but you're doing it
    make it count
    Inshallah, Thanks alots, All the best for your A2s
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Ben4)
    I am, I need to start intense revision, wanting to get 3 As but it looks VERY unlikely
    i know but hey, we can do it together

    it'll be fine
    just start with like an hour a day and build up from that
    no point in jumping straight in into 5 hours a day and 20 hours in the weekend or you'll just stop trying X'D
    we can do it :3
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by z33)
    i know but hey, we can do it together

    it'll be fine
    just start with like an hour a day and build up from that
    no point in jumping straight in into 5 hours a day and 20 hours in the weekend or you'll just stop trying X'D
    we can do it :3
    Yes, I have been doing around an hour a day, but relaxing on weekends
    Think I need to up it to 2 hours a day and maybe a few hours on the weekends.
    Need to get 90% in Biology A2 for any chance of an A lol.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Ben4)
    Yes, I have been doing around an hour a day, but relaxing on weekends
    Think I need to up it to 2 hours a day and maybe a few hours on the weekends.
    Need to get 90% in Biology A2 for any chance of an A lol.
    yeah!
    i need to get...
    wait i forgot my UMS lol
    it was JUST a B though so lets say 210
    480/600 is an A
    i have 210...
    so i need 270/300 this year..
    HOLY **** THAT'S 90% TOO T_T

    :O *dies with you*

    well bio is alright so far... but i haven't hit an A yet haha been stuck on Bs in class tests
    tomorrow is the mock :O the truth shall come out (lol revision? what's that?)
    excretion is bane -_-
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by z33)
    yeah!
    i need to get...
    wait i forgot my UMS lol
    it was JUST a B though so lets say 210
    480/600 is an A
    i have 210...
    so i need 270/300 this year..
    HOLY **** THAT'S 90% TOO T_T

    :O *dies with you*

    well bio is alright so far... but i haven't hit an A yet haha been stuck on Bs in class tests
    tomorrow is the mock :O the truth shall come out (lol revision? what's that?)
    excretion is bane -_-
    Looks like we are in the same boat then, I have my biology mock next week too. Yeah, I hate excretion too
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Ben4)
    Looks like we are in the same boat then, I have my biology mock next week too. Yeah, I hate excretion too
    yeah

    argh i need to revise
    it's tomorrow at 2:30 and i've got frees all morning luckily :3
    i think i'll finish excretion tonight and call it a day

    #yolo

    if i come out with an A somehow i will slap my teacher for predicting me a B -_-

    i don't have a problem with the concepts at all, like nothing is HARD i understand everything but it's not staying in my brain... there's just too much!
    memory is the problem here - and that's like unfixable
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by z33)
    yeah

    argh i need to revise
    it's tomorrow at 2:30 and i've got frees all morning luckily :3
    i think i'll finish excretion tonight and call it a day

    #yolo

    if i come out with an A somehow i will slap my teacher for predicting me a B -_-

    i don't have a problem with the concepts at all, like nothing is HARD i understand everything but it's not staying in my brain... there's just too much!
    memory is the problem here - and that's like unfixable
    I agree, there is soooooooooooooooooooooo much content . But I looked on past exam papers you basically need around 70% RAW marks for 90% ums, so it is achievable!! I'm predicted a B aswell.
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpSkOVXeqck

    anyone in my position should really watch this? got advice from this person honestly made me feel much better about myself
 
 
 
Poll
Do you think parents should charge rent?
Help with your A-levels

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni

Rosette

Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Uni match

Uni match

Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

Study planner

Create a study plan

Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

Study planner

Resources by subject

Everything from mind maps to class notes.

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student doing homework

Study tips from A* students

Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

Study help links and info

Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.