Is it possible to get admitted to a maths degree and not be bright enough for it?Watch
Right now, I find it hard to work even in a menial thing. I volunteered for four months and really struggled and ended up leaving.
I got the usual grades for someone going into such a degree. Straight A*s at GCSE, straight A*s at A level, through to BMO1 but not BMO2.
Apparently I've never really been a hard worker, and I think that's been compounded by my psychiatric difficulties.
It may also be worth pointing out that quite a lot of physics/maths students are further along the autistic spectrum than the general population and many are not very good with social situations. I was in the latter category when I started but the university experience definitely changed that and brought me out of my shell!
If you're capable of getting A* at A Level without really working hard then I would say you're probably capable of doing well in a degree environment.
*which in terms of academic rigour/difficulty is fairly comparable to maths, or so the people who did joint honours tell me.