I was really disappointed with my AS results.
I got a B in religious studies which I was really upset about. I was predicted an A and have got A's in all my mocks and homework exam questions. I do philosophy and ethics and got nearly full marks on my philosophy paper but got a C on the ethics which brought the whole grade down. I did only need six UMS marks to get an A overall though.
I got a D in biology. To be honest I wasn't really surprised by this. I really don't like the subject much and found it extremely difficult all year. I am annoyed about this because right at the beginning of the year in the first week of sixth form I said that I found this subject too hard and could I please change it to something else. All my teachers were saying no don't change it you will do fine as you go an A* at GCSE, so I felt really pressured into it and that maybe it was the right choice but I came out with a D so clearly it was a mistake. I could have done another subject instead and got a much better grade.
I only do three subjects and the other is BTEC sport, I'm up to date with this and it's fine so I don't need to worry about it. The reason I only do three subjects is because I possibly suffer from ME which is where the problems lie.
I can chose to drop biology next year and take up double BTEC sport, I don't really mind this but it is a lot of work and I just feel like if I had picked my options more carefully I could have done so much better. I got straight A's/A*'s at GCSE so I could have chosen anything. I thought about perhaps going to another school or college and picking some different subjects. The only thing is my condition is not formally diagnosed and I don't know if another school or college would be quite as understanding as my own. I often can't do a full week and struggle to get work in on time. It gets done it just takes me a bit longer. I have had the equivalent of ten weeks off school this year and my school have been so supportive and understanding. I am allowed extra study time at home and half days if I need them. They also allowed me to just take up the three AS subjects.
So my question is do I stay where I am and take up double BTEC sport or do I move to somewhere different that might not be so supportive of my condition especially as I have not got a formal diagnosis yet? I am seeing a specialist in September so I should find out then x
Bad AS Results- Not sure if I should leave now? Watch
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- 17-08-2013 22:12