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Hi,

Since starting my A levels in september i've been very determined, working vigorously to try and achieve the A's And B's that I desire. However after taking two exams this week i feel at a loose end. My chemistry went okay and i think i have probably achieved and A or a B, however I made many stupid errors. Today I took my C1 maths exam and I feel like I have completely mucked it up, as i found it much harder than any previous papers. My point is, it's hard to stay motivated after working so hard, only to be knocked down at the end of it, has anyone else experienced a similar thing and how did you move on from this? Also do you think re taking as exams in june is manageable?

Any help would be appreciated because this has really damaged my morale :l
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Hey there,

Try not to worry, you just never know what you might get marks for even if you're certain you messed something up. Grade boundaries may also change if it was a hard exam! Try to focus on what's to come rather than what's been -there really is no point going back on something that's been done (I need to tell myself this too, I often come on here after an exam which doesn't help at all!!).

A levels are a big step up from GCSEs, I felt just like you do aiming for high grades but try to be happy with what you get even if they don't quite meet them -getting an A at A Level is a lot harder than getting one at GCSE. It's difficult to try to settle for lower grades but doing that might help you to relax a bit more and you may then achieve what you wanted after all!

I'm A2 now and have resat 2 exams from AS (C2 today and a French one). I think you should try to put your worries aside and wait until you get your results to start thinking about resits. Don't stress as that'll stop you from focussing on current college work. You're doing the right thing looking for help so you don't get worked up! See what happens when it comes to results and have a chat with your maths teacher. If you know you'll have quite a few exams in summer then maybe wait until next winter so you don't overload yourself with revision.

College can feel quite rushed with it being shorter than any education stage we've been in before. Try not to feel rushed though, just chill and take things as they come. Don't stress about uni being around the corner -it doesn't have to be! I'll be taking a gap year to get some experience and make my mind up on my future choices -you can do things as fast or as slow as you want, no matter what everyone else seems to be doing!

Hope this helps,
Amy x


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Hey there,

Try not to worry, you just never know what you might get marks for even if you're certain you messed something up. Grade boundaries may also change if it was a hard exam! Try to focus on what's to come rather than what's been -there really is no point going back on something that's been done (I need to tell myself this too, I often come on here after an exam which doesn't help at all!!).

A levels are a big step up from GCSEs, I felt just like you do aiming for high grades but try to be happy with what you get even if they don't quite meet them -getting an A at A Level is a lot harder than getting one at GCSE. It's difficult to try to settle for lower grades but doing that might help you to relax a bit more and you may then achieve what you wanted after all!

I'm A2 now and have resat 2 exams from AS (C2 today and a French one). I think you should try to put your worries aside and wait until you get your results to start thinking about resits. Don't stress as that'll stop you from focussing on current college work. You're doing the right thing looking for help so you don't get worked up! See what happens when it comes to results and have a chat with your maths teacher. If you know you'll have quite a few exams in summer then maybe wait until next winter so you don't overload yourself with revision.

College can feel quite rushed with it being shorter than any education stage we've been in before. Try not to feel rushed though, just chill and take things as they come. Don't stress about uni being around the corner -it doesn't have to be! I'll be taking a gap year to get some experience and make my mind up on my future choices -you can do things as fast or as slow as you want, no matter what everyone else seems to be doing!

Hope this helps,
Amy x


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need I say more? ^

you sound a determined student! try not to worry, you can always retake.
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I feel just the same way! all the past paers were much easier i've done everyone of them then today just pulled me down. I just hope I get some method marks. I do all three sciences and maths and now i'm worried that i've made the wrong decision
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I feel just the same way! all the past paers were much easier i've done everyone of them then today just pulled me down. I just hope I get some method marks. I do all three sciences and maths and now i'm worried that i've made the wrong decision
Don't forget - if you found the previous past papers easier it is more than likely most students feel the same way. Also, UMS marks are moved up and down depending on how well people do. so if it was a difficult paper, chances are the grade boundaries will be lowered - so you might have done better than you thought
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Thanks for everyone's replies, makes me feel a bit better about the whole situation! I also do three sciences and maths :l
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Thanks for everyone's replies, makes me feel a bit better about the whole situation! I also do three sciences and maths :l
So do I! How do you find it? A lot of pressure huh?
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