Straight to the point - I completely and utterly failed every single one of my GCSE's due to my terrible anxiety.
I've been desperately scrambling to find an option other than attending a gritty, disgusting college in a bad area that is well known for being everyone's "last resort." I know I'm smarter than that, and it was just my anxiety that messed me up.
I've looked into the gap year idea quite a bit, but there isn't much on gap years after GCSE's and all I've found are posts from 2009-2011.
I have a job at a pub in town doing floor work (giving out the food, taking the plates and glasses in, wiping down tables, checking on customers e.t.c) so it's not like I'd be sitting around all day doing nothing.
I was wondering if it would be possible to work for a year and retake my GCSE's during that time before applying to the sixth form I was hoping to enrol in (but couldn't due to failing), next year?
In case it matters, I was hoping to take english lit and psychology for A Levels.
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Last edited by ButlerB; 15-08-2013 at 19:48. Reason: More info
- 15-08-2013 19:44
- 15-08-2013 20:31
from yr7 till yr11 exams ; e and d's
June 2012 - 3 c( Chem, Bio, eng 1st ) and 3 d ( math, phy, his )
Oct - 2b 1c 2e (the B's = bio, his ) c= phy. e= math, eng, chem = 2 passes
June 2013 - 3b and 1c ( math = c ) eng, phy, chem = B.
Ofcourse to pass, I worked my ass off, before listened to the **** of my school friends, they said I didnt study just read and revised, results 6 A*, they ate the dammed papers and topics. . Just dont quit, IG, AS and IB Degree are needed, just think that without a degree your a dead man, no future. So Pull your **** together and Work, Work and work.
Remember everything is possible BUT its about How FAR are you willing to push yourself. You might say put limits, however I say Give a rats ass about limits and tear those MFs exams, I didnt put any limits, just did my best. I did it so can you. Next year you will be in yr12, same as me this year. My best advice is when studying '' visualise '' the grades you will get, be hungry like a lion.
Keep your motto '' The only easy day was yesterday " and remember there will be days where you feel the need to quit, just dont, your already in pain, keep going.
- 16-08-2013 22:58
Yes, it will be possible.
Firstly, if you do not want to go to the college you described, then ask your school if you can re-take them there. However, it may require you studying by yourself and paying for the exams.
If not, then go to the college. Depending on how many GCSE's you want to do, you might not spend much time in college. It's possible it would only be about 20 hours a week. You will have a lot of spare time to work, socialise and revise near exam times.
You might not like that college, and I understand it would be horrible to go to a place associated with stereotypical 'rough' people, but it would only be for one year and for the greater good if A levels help you to get where you want to go.
- 16-08-2013 23:00
gcses are fukin easy