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    Recently (namely this year) I've become really stressed out about my A2 levels which I'm taking this year. Originally I was hoping to get AAB in my first AS year, having done quite well throughout the year. However, I ended up with an ABC as one of my A's fell to a C and my predicted grades have stayed the same, buggering up my chances of getting into a good Law Uni or even an offer from a top Politics uni.

    This has really put a lot of stress onto me with my A Levels in general, my grade in the subject I got a C in has now fallen even further and I'm finding it hard to try and compensate by bringing up the B in History to an A even with the help of a tutor, when I dont try on an essay I get a B, and when I really try I still get a B with the addition of being accused of being overpassionate about the Cold War!

    Most worryingly though of course is I fear it's starting to take its toll, my family have become bored with my relentless dithering over comparitively tedious uni related conversations and it's a constant presence in my mind, it keeps me awake at night (notice the time) and when I do sleep it runs through my dreams because I'm all too aware (maybe too aware) of the long term effects the kind of Uni you go to can have on a later career.

    So I'm wondering I guess if anyone else is in a similar situtation and how they reduce stress in the exam period?
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    it keeps me awake at night (notice the time)
    what time do you usually get to sleep on a saturday night? :lolwut:
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    (Original post by j0hn)
    Recently (namely this year) I've become really stressed out about my A2 levels which I'm taking this year. Originally I was hoping to get AAB in my first AS year, having done quite well throughout the year. However, I ended up with an ABC as one of my A's fell to a C and my predicted grades have stayed the same, buggering up my chances of getting into a good Law Uni or even an offer from a top Politics uni.

    This has really put a lot of stress onto me with my A Levels in general, my grade in the subject I got a C in has now fallen even further and I'm finding it hard to try and compensate by bringing up the B in History to an A even with the help of a tutor, when I dont try on an essay I get a B, and when I really try I still get a B with the addition of being accused of being overpassionate about the Cold War!

    Most worryingly though of course is I fear it's starting to take its toll, my family have become bored with my relentless dithering over comparitively tedious uni related conversations and it's a constant presence in my mind, it keeps me awake at night (notice the time) and when I do sleep it runs through my dreams because I'm all too aware (maybe too aware) of the long term effects the kind of Uni you go to can have on a later career.

    So I'm wondering I guess if anyone else is in a similar situtation and how they reduce stress in the exam period?
    Hmm, when I stress about deadlines/ impending exams, I tell myself that the stress is counterproductive, and force myself to calm down. I know that's not terribly instructive, but ultimately the issue is your control over your emotions. Force yourself to exercise some more.

    Turn your stress and worry into determination.
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    what time do you usually get to sleep on a saturday night? :lolwut:
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    hmmm... wwell i do totally understand that alevels and uni is constantly on your mind and hard to shake off!

    OK firstly, its still quite early and we all make a lot of progress over the year - getting a B now suggests you well be able of getting an A by the end of the year.
    however, specifically about the history, have you spoken to your teachers about where youre going wrong? if you reallly scrutinised the comments on your essay you should be able to see where to go...

    specifically about applying to uni this year, with predicted grades you're not happy with - id consider taking a gap year (so applying this year to see what happens, but if you dont get offers you want, reject them all). Then you can get the grades this year, have a good gap yr whilst reapplying to uni and then and get unconditionals offers?

    the other thing is that dealing with work stress, in many ways, is probably one of the skills you get from doing alevels!!
    good luck
 
 
 

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