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Hi everyone, at the minute at school, (having began Maths, Computing, Art and Moving Image Arts A-levels in September) I am finding it extremely stressful. The work load is so large and even though I expected this, I cannot handle it. It feels like I am just drowning in a sea of work at the minute.
I have no motivation to do the work either and my creativity for art has hit an all time low. I just feel like I can't do the work.

In a recent exam style thing, I got the following grades in my subjects:

Maths: E
Art: A
Moving Image Arts: A
Computing: G

I just really can't cope. Is there any way I can leave school and join an Art college or something?
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You're asking for permission to quit on thestudentroom?
1.Its the beginning of the year.
2.Be happy that you have two A grades.
3. You think the workload is too much because you're not organised. There are people out there doing 5 or even 6 AS levels.
4.Figure out a routine and make a timetable. AS is meant to be the easy stuff. Keep on top of work and you'll get good grades.
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(Original post by GageMcAlister)
Hi everyone, at the minute at school, (having began Maths, Computing, Art and Moving Image Arts A-levels in September) I am finding it extremely stressful. The work load is so large and even though I expected this, I cannot handle it. It feels like I am just drowning in a sea of work at the minute.
I have no motivation to do the work either and my creativity for art has hit an all time low. I just feel like I can't do the work.

In a recent exam style thing, I got the following grades in my subjects:

Maths: E
Art: A
Moving Image Arts: A
Computing: G

I just really can't cope. Is there any way I can leave school and join an Art college or something?
Tbh I got a U in my first Physics chapter test but I'm carrying on with it for now. More than half the class did, because the jump in sciences are especially big compared to other subjects. Most people feel the jump, contrary to the minority of the student population TSR represents.

I'm working at a D in Maths, grade boundaries shoot up in everything as far as I know. I really genuinely want to leave school as well, but I know these A-level qualifications are more of a real deal compared to GCSEs and will give me a better foundation to work with when I need to enter the employment field to just stand on my own feet - and it's not long either.

My passion lies in music production (I spend time on it outside of school, free time really), but I'm not gonna risk it just in case I become unsuccessful if I were to follow that path. I think this could be similarly said for your strong subject, Art.

I'm sticking with A-levels for now, I personally think you should do the same, unless your some art prodigy or something. Substance is important imo. A-levels are a lot more respectable than say, GCSEs.
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Yes they will physically restrain you if you try to leave...
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AS is meant to be the easy stuff.
Disagree with this. Not everyone copes with the jump from GCSE to AS smoothly. Obviously A2 is a different story, but I find that statement to be detrimental rather than motivational. No need for that.
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Disagree with this. Not everyone copes with the jump from GCSE to AS smoothly. Obviously A2 is a different story, but I find that statement to be detrimental rather than motivational. No need for that.
But its true. If you look at AS and A2. AS, especially the beginning, is the easy stuff. We're not here to tell lies. I'm just stating the facts. I understand that not everyone copes with the jump smoothly. That's why i told him to keep on top of work and he'll get a good grade.
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Sorry, I didn't make myself clear; Would it be possible to leave the school and join an Art college? Also, thanks for the replies people
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Tbh I got a U in my first Physics chapter test but I'm carrying on with it for now. More than half the class did, because the jump in sciences are especially big compared to other subjects. Most people feel the jump, contrary to the minority of the student population TSR represents.

I'm working at a D in Maths, grade boundaries shoot up in everything as far as I know. I really genuinely want to leave school as well, but I know these A-level qualifications are more of a real deal compared to GCSEs and will give me a better foundation to work with when I need to enter the employment field to just stand on my own feet - and it's not long either.

My passion lies in music production (I spend time on it outside of school, free time really), but I'm not gonna risk it just in case I become unsuccessful if I were to follow that path. I think this could be similarly said for your strong subject, Art.

I'm sticking with A-levels for now, I personally think you should do the same, unless your some art prodigy or something. Substance is important imo. A-levels are a lot more respectable than say, GCSEs.
This is a fantastic and very helpful reply, thank you very much!
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But its true. If you look at AS and A2. AS, especially the beginning, is the easy stuff. We're not here to tell lies. I'm just stating the facts. I understand that not everyone copes with the jump smoothly. That's why i told him to keep on top of work and he'll get a good grade.
No it's not. Explain why 9 people (out of 14) in my Physics class got a U in our first 'exam-styled' test (bearing in mind most of the students in our class got 6A*s or more) back in September? Our Physics A-level results from last year were also above average.

If anything, my second month was a lot of easier than my first.

Maybe you're suggesting that it is easier, which I agree if in this sense, but it's a bit more difficult for most because they need to get used to organising themselves through this year and especially the next?
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Exam performance in the beginning of AS is nothing to go by - not everybody settles into AS instantly, so you may have low grades.

Are there any art colleges near you to go to? If so, you could ask them for advice for moving to them.

Otherwise, speak to your head of year about your concerns.
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