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    Well, where to start i started of sixth form with the intention of being a great student who gets great grades and apply for a chemical engineering course either at liverpool or herriot watt. However when it came to results day i looked at my results unsuprised to find i got the following.

    Physics OCR: U
    Maths Edexcel: U
    Chemistry OCR: D

    I was disappointed at the fact because i had to teach myself all of the maths A level and even top set year 11 maths before i could even begin C1, I barely made it trough GCSE with a rag-tag assortment of Grades ranging from terrible to alright. i have a D in english (both lit and lang) GCSE so i cant get a job anywhere, literally i cant even stack shelves at a supermarket. I'm so disappointed with my chemistry result the most in class the lowest i ever scored on a practice test was i think around the low 80's in (percentage) and when i took the exams (coursework was fine i got a B) i got an E and a C.

    It didnt phase me because i knew i didnt do my best but i have no clue what to do now i've screwed alot of chances up for myself and i cant see an outcome other than to hit the job centre or something like that. I'm clueless as to what i kept doing wrong to end up getting the worst results i have ever seen.

    If anyone could help me or guide me in a direction on what i should do next that would be invaluable.

    P.S: my teachers all say i'm capable of achieving A'S and B's, But i'm not sure why because i must be pretty ignorant to not understand why i cant achieve these aforementioned fantasy grades.
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    Well, where to start i started of sixth form with the intention of being a great student who gets great grades and apply for a chemical engineering course either at liverpool or herriot watt. However when it came to results day i looked at my results unsuprised to find i got the following.

    Physics OCR: U
    Maths Edexcel: U
    Chemistry OCR: D

    I was disappointed at the fact because i had to teach myself all of the maths A level and even top set year 11 maths before i could even begin C1, I barely made it trough GCSE with a rag-tag assortment of Grades ranging from terrible to alright. i have a D in english (both lit and lang) GCSE so i cant get a job anywhere, literally i cant even stack shelves at a supermarket. I'm so disappointed with my chemistry result the most in class the lowest i ever scored on a practice test was i think around the low 80's in (percentage) and when i took the exams (coursework was fine i got a B) i got an E and a C.

    It didnt phase me because i knew i didnt do my best but i have no clue what to do now i've screwed alot of chances up for myself and i cant see an outcome other than to hit the job centre or something like that. I'm clueless as to what i kept doing wrong to end up getting the worst results i have ever seen.

    If anyone could help me or guide me in a direction on what i should do next that would be invaluable.

    P.S: my teachers all say i'm capable of achieving A'S and B's, But i'm not sure why because i must be pretty ignorant to not understand why i cant achieve these aforementioned fantasy grades.
    You need to discuss with your teachers what your plan of action is now. You definitely have to sort out those GCSE grades and get them up to Cs at least as that's what unis generally require.

    On the AS levels, I wouldn't be surprised if your problem with physics is linked to the problem with maths, and that in turn is linked with having had to self-teach essential material. I would suggest that you discuss with your teachers how you can put this right, as without doing so you are going to find re-sitting the AS level and progressing to A2 very challenging. It's essential to get the foundations right, especially in maths.

    Working effectively is as important as working hard I'd be amazed if your teachers weren't happy to help you to do that. Good luck!
 
 
 
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