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    I was wondering if any of you people could give me your opinion on my situation as I can't think straight at the minute due to high levels of stress.

    After many months of struggling to find a school to take me as a private candidate I finally succeeded and have been entered 2 for exams this January.
    However, I have struggled immensely with self teaching - due to my financial situation I have been unable to give up my full time job which consists of strange and unsociable hours.

    Juggling working life, and self teaching without any tutor has proven to be extremely difficult for me and I don't feel ready to sit my exams in January. I am barely sleeping because of the stress of it. People keep saying 'You might do better than you think' but about 99% of the content has not sunk in and nothing is working due to me being stressed and sleep deprived. I do not seem to get a minute to myself and have not been able to do anything I enjoy for months e.g. reading or looking for volunteer work due to my life revolving around going to work, coming home and studying and sleep.

    It took me so long to find a college to allow me to sit there, but honestly do not feel ready to take these exams in January. I feel it would be counter-productive, particularly because of the mental state I am in at the minute.
    My question is - do you think, if I emailed the college and explained all this they would let me still the exams in summer?

    I plan to sit down, make a timetable of what shifts I can afford to drop, what I have to learn and try my hardest to get a tutor. I really really want to do well and go onto uni, but at the minute I am struggling. I want to have an extra few months to try change my technique but I'm scared the college will think I'm a time waster and drop me.
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    None of us can tell you what the college are likely to say, only they can. However, if you think they might drop you, sit the exams anyway! You definitely won't get your money back now, and if you fail, they'll probably let you resit.

    I would suggest if you're really worried, focus on one of your exams. Try and get a grade you're happy with in one, and only have to resit one of them in June.

    Good luck.
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    (Original post by ethery)
    None of us can tell you what the college are likely to say, only they can. However, if you think they might drop you, sit the exams anyway! You definitely won't get your money back now, and if you fail, they'll probably let you resit.

    I would suggest if you're really worried, focus on one of your exams. Try and get a grade you're happy with in one, and only have to resit one of them in June.

    Good luck.
    I know only my college can tell me what's what, just wanted your opinions on if I just sounded like I was making excuses for myself. The thing is, I had to apply for a college far away, so it would cost me in train fares just to fail an exam, as well as 3 days off work.

    If I'm honest, that's what Ive been doing. I only need one of them for my uni application, but the other was a resit that I wanted to do for my own personal state of mind. But even just doing the one has been tremendous stress, working it round a full time job. I just feel like I'm at a breaking point over a few exams and wanted some calming advice. I know my best bet is just to ask my college.
 
 
 
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