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    Make some changes then.

    for a start looking for a job www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk

    secondly whether or not you get the grades this august has no bearing on your future ambitions unless you let it. your life doesnt end on that day.

    secondly, theres loads of people who hate uni. so you shouldnt pin all your hopes on that.
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    (Original post by El Scotto)

    Make some changes then.

    for a start looking for a job www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk

    secondly whether or not you get the grades this august has no bearing on your future ambitions unless you let it. your life doesnt end on that day.
    Well i want to be an RAF pilot, and you have to be under 23 on a certain day of the selection process after applying to the RAF for an Officer job...so if i miss out this year, then it's too late to apply to college to do highers, which means i'll have to wait a year before i can start college, which means i'll have to wait a total of 2 years before i can get into uni. Which means i'll be 23 when i finish uni, and maybe too old to join the RAF. And like i said i can't get a job right now because of my paranoia, i don't want to **** up my highers in the last month leading up to exams because i'm too busy working to study! I do have a job waiting for me at the start of june, but i'm not ready for it right now.

    Just before anyone says it, i know you don't need a degree to get into the RAF, but i just want to close the deal academically, uni also gives me time to get the experience they are looking for and also the physical needs they ask for.
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    (Original post by Mush)
    Well i want to be an RAF pilot, and you have to be under 23 on a certain day of the selection process after applying to the RAF for an Officer job...so if i miss out this year, then it's too late to apply to college to do highers, which means i'll have to wait a year before i can start college, which means i'll have to wait a total of 2 years before i can get into uni. Which means i'll be 23 when i finish uni, and maybe too old to join the RAF. And like i said i can't get a job right now because of my paranoia, i don't want to **** up my highers in the last month leading up to exams because i'm too busy working to study! I do have a job waiting for me at the start of june, but i'm not ready for it right now.

    Just before anyone says it, i know you don't need a degree to get into the RAF, but i just want to close the deal academically, uni also gives me time to get the experience they are looking for and also the physical needs they ask for.

    fair enough. but nobodies too busy for a part time job. Its a social thing as well, you'll get money and meet some friends.
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    (Original post by Mush)
    Hey

    Not sure if this is the right place for this, but it involved relationships and essentially mental health. So here goes:

    So i'm in high school now, doing my last year hopefully, then off to uni. Right now my life is kinda **** because of everything. Basically my entire life, and whether or not i fulfill my ultimate ambitions is riding on the 5 measly grades that will come slipping through my door in august to tell me whether or not i met my conditions for uni. So i'm under loads of pressure and frantic studying just doesn't seem to be helping me at all!!

    On a happier note i have no life that's right. I have loads of school friends etc. However, my main friends who i hang about with have been out doing all sorts during easter holidays, and i haven't been invited to any of it...so i've kinda had a falling out with that lot...and if i'm honest i couldn't care less if i didn't keep in contact with anyone of them except perhaps one of them...so i've been stuck in my house basically for the past fortnight, mainly studying and sitting on the internet doing nothing, gaining weight!!

    However, even if my friends did invite me out, i have no money, because i have no job, because i'm so paranoid about exams that i'm spending as much time as possible studying.

    I don't have a girlfriend, i don't have any female relationships that aren't family actually. I haven't even KISSED a girl since a year come august. I have no female interest from the fact that i don't go out and am overweight because i have no money to go out and meet a girl or to get to the gym, because i have exams, and because i have no good close friends to go out with now. So it's a kinda big vicious circle that can't end until exams are over and i meet new people and go out!!

    So i guess i'm just needing assurence that this will all happen! Will my seemingly never ending studying pay off and get me into uni? 'cause it sure don't seem like it...Will i meet new people who aren't complete ***** and will involve me in things?(this year i'm pretty much the only person i know who's going to uni to do what i'm going to do)...I can take care of the fatness and that kind of thing...but will the rest pan out in due time?

    Thank you for listening to my rant
    Work now, play later. Make sure you do both, especially the latter.
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    (Original post by El Scotto)

    fair enough. but nobodies too busy for a part time job. Its a social thing as well, you'll get money and meet some friends.
    A job, 2 months before A levels? Let's calculate that... 800 pounds pay in 2 months at the cost of falling 2 grades in a subject (say from an A to a C). Worth it? I doubt it.
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    yeah i think you're going down the right track, keep working, get into uni, u have a bigger chance of finding what you're looking for. friends/gf/going out etc
    (not that i'm having much luck at the moment, but that's just me...)
    good luck with everything!
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    surely your not revising 24/7. why not go for a walk or a run, it doesnt cost anything? and you will feel better about it after, the same with eating healthier. perhaps getting a small saturday job or helping around the house for some extra money?
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    toreassure you, everything will change at uni. Even if life is bad at the moment just accept it and look to the future with hope. Seriously, uni has changed my life for the better in so many ways.
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    (Original post by yo_dude)
    A job, 2 months before A levels? Let's calculate that... 800 pounds pay in 2 months at the cost of falling 2 grades in a subject (say from an A to a C). Worth it? I doubt it.

    If 2 months is going to make all that much of a difference to how he performs in the exams... Hes failed anyway.
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    To be honest and in my opinion you sound like you're actually looking for excuses to not get a job, go out, exercise, etc. You're okay to moan about your problems and hardships, but it sounds like you're not motivated to go out and sort it. If you want to make changes, then only you can do it.
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    (Original post by Katia)
    To be honest and in my opinion you sound like you're actually looking for excuses to not get a job, go out, exercise, etc. You're okay to moan about your problems and hardships, but it sounds like you're not motivated to go out and sort it. If you want to make changes, then only you can do it.

    I agree with you. He seems to have enough time he says he mainly sits around doing nothing playing on the computer.
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    (Original post by Mush)
    Why would i put off working if i know what the money could do for me? Why would i put off exercise if i know that my fitness needs to be at it's maximum for ambitional success? I have under four weeks between now and my first exams and i don't see the in starting everything right now when i can concentrate twice as much on my studies for the next two months and THEN get a job?

    I dont see how a part time job of 8-16 hours will affect your ability to study.
    say 1 saturday a week. thats nothing and it'll give u money.

    not to mention Exercise putting you off your studies either. its easy to fit that in, especially with all the time you have sitting around doing nothing. 3 hours a week exercise is nothing. but a good start.
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    Don't get a job 4 weeks before exams thats just stupid. Yeah wait till afterward and concentrate on these exams because they seem to mean a lot to you. But do some exercise. It really helps clear your mind and make you feel good...making studying easier and success more likely. I hate people who think the gym is the only way to exercise. Just get the trainers on and go out for a jog, get on your bike if you own one...go for a swim.

    During the weeks of my exams i hardly went out. Didn't see the point its only like 4 weeks out of your life. So i wouldn't worry about that. But afterwards get a job and stat going out and keep close with anybody you want to keep in touch with. You should look forward to university it is a great opportunity to meet new pwople and just have a great time. Yes theres pressure on the exams...but hey thats life got to deal with it and do what needs to be done to pass.
 
 
 
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