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    (Original post by ByronicHero)
    Can confirm.

    My GCSEs: CCCEE.

    I had offers from Warwick, York, Exeter and UEA (interviewed at Cambridge [though they told me where to go ]) and they have never been referenced at any job interview I've ever attended. Whether they matter for your sense of self worth or not is another issue but really you shouldn't place too much stock in the opinion of anyone who thinks that your academic history is necessarily an accurate representation of your ability, let alone your worth. Life is - for many of us - a winding path, punctuated by obstacles and potholes. Try to worry about tomorrow.

    Good advice there!

    Good job on those offers too Do you feel you're in a place where you can kill it now? I'd honestly be disappointed with a first at this point. Anything less than top of my class will probably annoy me.
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    (Original post by Porridge510)
    Thank you, it makes me feel better knowing others do it.

    He is, I have two nice doctors. But one of them seems to always be on leave. :/ I feel like one, because I'm lieing to my dad. My boyfriend knows I haven't been taking it because he comes up to me with them and I say no.
    My sleep has altered so much in these past few days, I was sleeping well. but all of a sudden haven't been feeling calm or relaxed at night. And not tired, but in the day I'm exhausted and feel weak. I can't win.

    Yeah, I haven't done anything with my life these past couple of years. But since I found out that my college did online courses I was pleased and gave it a go. I really don't know if to go to college and do a course to get me onto uni and then go to uni or just do A level english and Gcse maths at home. I hate where I live so much. But I feel like i might be worse at uni on my own. In a new enviroment and no support from my dad and stuff. I don't know I'm so confused. :confused:

    After 4 years I'l be moving in with my boyfriend because thats when he finishes uni, so i dont know if to stay here until then. Hopefully 4 years will go fast. Well its not full 4 years if you think about it. And I'm busy with A levels and maths for a year. I just don't know what to do. Sorry for this long post.


    More for me No, im joking. We share some with grounded pepper.
    np!

    Not an idiot to do that though - I can understand why you'd lie I think I probably would too (I mean I lie about how I'm feeling to parents whenever they ask) :console: I think it'd be good for you to maybe start on them soon - don't want you getting worse! :hugs: and presumably you're no longer on the Q-something you were on before? (I think that was you on a med beginning with Q, possibly not ) I'm sorry you end up exhausted in the day though, that can't be fun

    I don't know what would be best - but starting back with something like the english at maths at home seems like a nice middle-ground/way to get back into things? I've found Uni a bit odd really - in that I think I prefer it to where I live/home life - having the freedom to do what I want and things - but at the same time as you say there are other anxieties, and I think being away from home/not having family there to make sure I'm eating/talking to people each day, it's also sort of worse for me. I hope that that made sense

    He'll have long summers with Uni, too! (well, long holidays in general) - he's only away there for like 2/3 of the year? No need to apologise - sounds confusing I hate decisions - they're really difficult I'd maybe see how this year goes with the english and maths and maybe decide after that? Take up what you want to do, and you can always drop things etc, too

    Ah - good! :unimpressed:

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    I read through the thread anyway Thanks though :hugs:

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    Possibly, she should have said something though if that was the case! Or I would have done anyway, I hope I'd imagine working at the fringe would be very busy though, so don't worry too much about that! I can kind of understand the wanting to leave memories behind thing, not sure though think I'd still try and talk to people :dontknow:


    Good! Can't actually remember the last time I went to the cinema, it's too much of a pain to get there and I end up too tired to pay attention. That and I can't really sit still for long enough to watch a film in one go usually The card sounds good, and you definitely got a good deal on it!

    I don't mind at all (as I said before you don't have to reply to me at all ), probably won't have internet though after 5ish for a week or so so sorry if I don't reply!

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    Yeah, I don't know Might ask her about it before Uni or something/when she gets back :dontknow: Haven't seen her since Christmas, I don't think (? maybe at easter, though I don't think so)
    Yeah probably is but she's still been on facebook and things, she must be at least partly ignoring me :sad:
    Yeah, I don't know I don't know if she's kept in contact with other friend - and they were closer than the 2 of us, but :dontknow: Anyway, sorry, thank you


    Haha I have a friend who ends up tired through them tbf (though I guess you might mean because of ill-stuff, sorry ) I find that I can't properly watch films at home - takes so much effort to make yourself sit down and watch something for 2 hours :eek:

    (:unimpressed: I like replying to you/having a convo! )
    oh yes - I hope you have fun!

    Good luck to sister

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    That's fine, reply when you're ready :hugs:
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    my sister is in year ten so has only done two gcses but she came out with 2 A's :woo
    :woo: Well done to your sister!

    (Original post by Jean-Luc Picard)
    decided not to go to my interview today, just really don't think I can do a college course right now, sleep is still a mess, mood is fragile, really don't think I can manage a year of intensive learning yet, I don't know if I ever will be able to but I know for sure that right now I can't do it.

    maybe next year or something I guess, if I am still around next year, see how life goes I suppose, if it doesn't crush me then maybe I will find a place in this world, though I won't hold my breath.
    Could you maybe do some sort of course from home? An OU module or something? :dontknow: Or at least something to consider maybe - just cos then you don't have to have the stresses of dealing with sleep/mood/anxiety stuff out of home, but can still be sort of on a course/doing something? (if you want to)

    :hugs:

    (Original post by fatherdougal)
    Hi, I'm 17 and I think I suffer from some form of autism or social disorder. I've been meaning to go to the doctor but I'm scared of what diagnosis I may have. When I was 14/15 I use to suffer severe social anxiety and would actually fear going to school just because I didn't want to go to school and be around so many people it made me have sleepless nights and i stayed recluse and became more self centred after a while. Now I'm in suxth form going into my second year and I don't suffer from as much anxiety but my friends believe i may be mildly autistic or have a mild form of Asperger's. My family is a mental health nurse but I'm afraid to tell her. I find social situations very difficult and have difficulty communicating my feelings and expressing them. It's spilled over into my relationship with my gf who just thinks I'm antisocial but I really have tried to talk and make friends but things never kick off. I feel so alone because I have no one to talk to these days since going to sixth form most of my friends have faded away or just only talk to me I. School. I try to start conversations with them but they never go far at all and I feel like people can't be bothered to deal with talking to me because it's awkward. I want to make my new friends but as I said it's awkward and my social anxiety flares up in those situations. Sorry for the long paragraph

    EDIT: when these problems started coming I moves house away from a my friends in the country side to a new city and I had extreme difficulty fitting in. I was open and friendly where I lived but all that disappeared when I moved
    Sounds as though you've improved a fair amount at least Though I'm sorry you find you're struggling a bit with it sometimes :console:

    I guess I'd recommend seeing your GP if you can? Just because then you can get the help you deserve/can get Can be scary though, I know, not sure what mine's going to say when I go back to Uni this sept.

    Can empathise with moving house - we used to live in the country too/close to a town, and now we're in the middle of a town - mostly just find it hard with friends not so near, (really far away actually ) and also sort of scary being in a new place/not having any history there to make new friends and such, if that makes sense?
    I hope things improve for you soon though. (Welcome to the society! )

    (Original post by Jean-Luc Picard)
    thanks, yeah today was okay, was tired though so slept for most of the afternoon ah that's a pain, hopefully it still gets sorted out though so you have something to look forward to! 2nd year is often a big challenge for people so you aren't alone in being nervous about it! hopefully people you live with are nice and stuff though, am sure you will be okay, hopefully support helps as well!
    Sleep is good Looks as though might be going with a smaller group to the lakes Nervous though :eek:
    Yeah :/ been told it's the hardest year for this course Will see how it goes I guess. Yeah they're nice But think it'll be harder to hide that's all (which I suppose might be a good thing :dontknow:) Thanks


    (Original post by SassQueen13)
    Been feeling really low, panicky, anxious and nervous recently, just hoping this feeling goes away soon :cry2:
    Can't stop worrying and overthinking things either ugh.
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    Good advice there!

    Good job on those offers too Do you feel you're in a place where you can kill it now? I'd honestly be disappointed with a first at this point. Anything less than top of my class will probably annoy me.
    Unfortunately not, I'm still prolific in my self-destruction so have done essentially nothing of any note. I still fully intend to complete my degree and probably postgrad when I've formed something halfway stable out of the fragments of my life but for now I'm working and fighting a protracted war against myself which is less than ideal. None of this is the fault of my GCSEs, it is just a product of the same personality flaw(s) I suppose.

    I'm encouraged by your conviction, it is the same sort of conviction I have occasionally and I think it will serve you well. Self-belief is a strong catalyst for positive action. I genuinely (perhaps slightly arrogantly) believe that with any sort of effort I would get a first in any of the degree choices I've considered but I know that with the no effort I did put in at university (I ended up being there for three years and never attended a lecture) I will pass anything I turn up to, but limp by, completely waste my time and eventually give up.

    Age has at least furnished with me with pretty good self-awareness at least.

    Good look with your being a baller goals of 2014

    Also, I know nobody here knows me from years ago but it still feels weird not having a pink animal of some sort as my avatar. Random thought of the day I guess :rolleyes:

    Edit: I couldn't resist. Now to see if the box still exists....
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    any1 from LSE here, how is the school supporting you with your problems?
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    (Original post by ScaryScience)
    I feel indescribably bad. have not stopped crying in 3 days. this is too hard
    aaw sweety I'm here if you need me :h:

    what happened?
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    I hate waiting.
    Thought it would be quicker as there resists so less peoples to mark! But nope still a 3 week turn around


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    Trying to decide where to drive right now myself actually Feel as though I should use it/get used to the car - as currently I'm terrible in this one Yeah that's horrible :mad: ah cool that's a shame Hope you can get it sorted okay soon, secretly :ninja: :eek: oh no! a lot of people seem to have that problem I think the way they work out the student loans is stupid, parents shouldn't be expected to look after their children post-18. :/ (IMO) Plus there are fee waivers here where I am which I swear make no sense basing off parent income, but anyway...
    Haha #sorrynotsorry I used to occasionally, but our ISP blocked the site I used :/ Ah okay, might give it a look then

    :woo: I have a bol pasta bake in the fridge I think - might have it tonight It was really good thanks Exactly!

    Oh right okay! Haha, it's quite useful having one particularly if you forget to get money out/don't have the change. Hahaha No. :unimpressed: () Oh awesome Hope you're feeling better this morning (or afternoon now... :lol:)
    I am up and down not sure :/
    hahaha i still haven’t driven yet oooops! oh well haha not really in the mood for it lately, been feeling rubbish! what car is it that you drive? I’ve managed to sort my accommodation out no problems, just the click of a few buttons and then we’re all sorted now i just need to set up some direct debits and get my uni card sorted and we’re all good! Im sort of starting to worry about going now!

    it really annoys me that its based on household income because, my parents earn a fair bit on paper, but we don’t actually have much spare money. if it wasn’t for this bond that my parents have, id never be able to afford to go to uni because we just don’t have the money! Don’t get me wrong, we live comfortably, but we don’t have a lot, and we rarely eat out or go anywhere anymore! I’m even skipping the family holiday this year because its too expensive for me to go! But luckily I’ve managed to get the shortest let for my uni room, so we’ve saved £600

    haha i always always watch illegally oooops i can show you some good sites, because mine kept getting blocked too haha and ooh pasta bol bake sounds so nice I’m going out for tea tonight actually, can’t wait!

    haha i felt so grown up writing my name on the card and stuff :woo: if you need to speak about anything, send me a message my mom has well and truly pissed me off this afternoon
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    I feel indescribably bad. have not stopped crying in 3 days. this is too hard
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    aaw sweety I'm here if you need me :h:

    what happened?
    thanks. nothing happened really. just my existence happened :cry:
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    Thought it would be quicker as there resists so less peoples to mark! But nope still a 3 week turn around


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    You may, although I was not aware that you were mouse-sized.
    Well I am quite short...

    (Original post by purple-duck)
    LOOK >>>:facepalm2:<<< :gah: I suppose that is true :woo:

    Fair enough :eek: Tesco always has one, anyway - at least I've found that

    Glad your day's been better, sorry that dizzyness is getting you :console: Can you get a repeat prescription quickly before you go at all? or a similar over-the-counter thing or something?

    Yeah Mostly avoiding them I think Feel a bit bad, but at the same time just easier this way I think Yeah I hope they're all nice Apparently the next person has teenagers though scary :sad: :hide:

    Ah okay, yeah I can see that being difficult - I'm sure you'll all have fun though! I hope you do :hugs:
    I saw that one! :lol:

    It's probably just me not noticing it, I'm the most unobservant person I know, by far!

    They won't put those tablets on repeat for some reason, no idea why, maybe just my doctor being weird as everything else is And I tend to end up being allergic to half the over the counter things (although haven't tried for dizziness) so would rather not take the risk if I'm honest I'll survive anyway, it's been nowhere near as bad since and has gone back to normal the-room's-moving-a-bit levels as opposed to I'm-going-to-pass-out-any-second levels which I can cope with/I'm used to

    Fair enough, I'd probably be the same! I'm sure they'll be nice too, teenagers can be horrible but then so can anyone :hugs: If you're not seeing them too much that makes it a bit less bad anyway :yep:

    Thank you! Should be good hopefully
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    (Original post by purple-duck)
    np!

    Not an idiot to do that though - I can understand why you'd lie I think I probably would too (I mean I lie about how I'm feeling to parents whenever they ask) :console: I think it'd be good for you to maybe start on them soon - don't want you getting worse! :hugs: and presumably you're no longer on the Q-something you were on before? (I think that was you on a med beginning with Q, possibly not ) I'm sorry you end up exhausted in the day though, that can't be fun

    I don't know what would be best - but starting back with something like the english at maths at home seems like a nice middle-ground/way to get back into things? I've found Uni a bit odd really - in that I think I prefer it to where I live/home life - having the freedom to do what I want and things - but at the same time as you say there are other anxieties, and I think being away from home/not having family there to make sure I'm eating/talking to people each day, it's also sort of worse for me. I hope that that made sense

    He'll have long summers with Uni, too! (well, long holidays in general) - he's only away there for like 2/3 of the year? No need to apologise - sounds confusing I hate decisions - they're really difficult I'd maybe see how this year goes with the english and maths and maybe decide after that? Take up what you want to do, and you can always drop things etc, too

    Ah - good! :unimpressed:


    I read through the thread anyway Thanks though :hugs:


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    Yeah, I don't know Might ask her about it before Uni or something/when she gets back :dontknow: Haven't seen her since Christmas, I don't think (? maybe at easter, though I don't think so)
    Yeah probably is but she's still been on facebook and things, she must be at least partly ignoring me :sad:
    Yeah, I don't know I don't know if she's kept in contact with other friend - and they were closer than the 2 of us, but :dontknow: Anyway, sorry, thank you


    Haha I have a friend who ends up tired through them tbf (though I guess you might mean because of ill-stuff, sorry ) I find that I can't properly watch films at home - takes so much effort to make yourself sit down and watch something for 2 hours :eek:

    (:unimpressed: I like replying to you/having a convo! )
    oh yes - I hope you have fun!

    Good luck to sister


    :woo: Well done to your sister!


    Could you maybe do some sort of course from home? An OU module or something? :dontknow: Or at least something to consider maybe - just cos then you don't have to have the stresses of dealing with sleep/mood/anxiety stuff out of home, but can still be sort of on a course/doing something? (if you want to)

    :hugs:


    Sounds as though you've improved a fair amount at least Though I'm sorry you find you're struggling a bit with it sometimes :console:

    I guess I'd recommend seeing your GP if you can? Just because then you can get the help you deserve/can get Can be scary though, I know, not sure what mine's going to say when I go back to Uni this sept.

    Can empathise with moving house - we used to live in the country too/close to a town, and now we're in the middle of a town - mostly just find it hard with friends not so near, (really far away actually ) and also sort of scary being in a new place/not having any history there to make new friends and such, if that makes sense?
    I hope things improve for you soon though. (Welcome to the society! )


    Sleep is good Looks as though might be going with a smaller group to the lakes Nervous though :eek:
    Yeah :/ been told it's the hardest year for this course Will see how it goes I guess. Yeah they're nice But think it'll be harder to hide that's all (which I suppose might be a good thing :dontknow:) Thanks



    :hugs:


    Still haven't taken meds. Was going to come clean to my dad and tell him I haven't been taking them but my boyfriend said no because he probably won't trust me if I tell him I've been lieing to him.
    I keep saying I'll start them tomorrow but tomorrow never comes. I'm in a hole at the moment. I've been neglecting myself because I'm just in a hole and I keep digging myself deeper. :mad: Only myself to blame.

    Yeah, I was on quetiapane, i didn't get on with it though. Didn't do anything for me. Don't be sorry. I like sleeping.

    I was thinking just doing home studies, but I get jealous when i see people going to uni and having the time of their lives. It does make sense, I feel like its kind of 50/50 like because you have your own freedom but at the same time you don't have people making sure you eat and stuff. Its almost like you can't win and for uni it sounds like you need a lot of self motivation? I'm not sure, i could be wrong. sorry if i am.

    My boyfriend said at his uni they let people come and stay over for the weekend, like in the halls. Only for the weekend. Does your uni do that? Which uni are you at, if you don't mind me asking. o:
    I hate decisions too, can't make them and always get myself confused.
    Thank you so much for everything.

    Hope I haven't been too personal. And sorry for the long reply.
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    Yeah, I don't know Might ask her about it before Uni or something/when she gets back :dontknow: Haven't seen her since Christmas, I don't think (? maybe at easter, though I don't think so)
    Yeah probably is but she's still been on facebook and things, she must be at least partly ignoring me :sad:
    Yeah, I don't know I don't know if she's kept in contact with other friend - and they were closer than the 2 of us, but :dontknow: Anyway, sorry, thank you


    Haha I have a friend who ends up tired through them tbf (though I guess you might mean because of ill-stuff, sorry ) I find that I can't properly watch films at home - takes so much effort to make yourself sit down and watch something for 2 hours :eek:

    (:unimpressed: I like replying to you/having a convo! )
    oh yes - I hope you have fun!

    Good luck to sister
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    Don't really know what to suggest, I'm really not the best person to talk to about relationships and keeping in contact with people and stuff, but :hugs: Hope she gets back to you soon


    Travelling is bad with ill stuff unfortunately, that and I find it generally stressful which doesn't help I've never really been able to sit down and watch one tbh, I end up fidgeting too much and driving everyone mad! At home's a bit better though as I can wander round or play on my laptop or something at the same time, but then that's back to the multitasking problem which has definitely got worse recently! Just need to get round to watching some

    She did well so that's good
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    [QUOTE=purple-duck;49652901]np!



    :hugs:


    Sounds as though you've improved a fair amount at least Though I'm sorry you find you're struggling a bit with it sometimes :console:

    I guess I'd recommend seeing your GP if you can? Just because then you can get the help you deserve/can get Can be scary though, I know, not sure what mine's going to say when I go back to Uni this sept.

    Can empathise with moving house - we used to live in the country too/close to a town, and now we're in the middle of a town - mostly just find it hard with friends not so near, (really far away actually ) and also sort of scary being in a new place/not having any history there to make new friends and such, if that makes sense?
    I hope things improve for you soon though. (Welcome to the society! )
    thanks, I just need to be brave enough to go to the doctors now
 
 
 
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