Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

HELP - have taken wrong a-level don't know what to do, any advice is appreciated. watch

    • Thread Starter

    Basically, I thought I wanted to go in to fashion (possibly) and so took pre-u textiles as I love textiles. I am relatively intelligent (would be aiming for all A*'s at the end ideally) and the other thing I wanted to do after school would be to study Eng lit. BUT the pre-u is loads and loads of work and I just don't think I'm doing very well and the volume of work I'm producing is simply not enough and I am really really scared I'm going to spend two years on it and do badly and that it's then going to affect my chances of attending a top uni and I think I need to switch it for a different subject but it's been a term already so I think it might be too late and I'm really really really worried and I can't tell my parents because they thought it might be too much and it is. I just don't know what to do.

    Look, the longer you spend worrying about it, the more time you waste and the harder it becomes to change. Have a frank conversation with your parents, talk to your tutor or whoever, and sort this out ASAP.

    You sound like you're panicking speak to the relevant teachers and ask their opinions on your work and what they see you realistically being able to achieve. though i'd say if you want to swap subjects you'd need to start over the year.
Do you agree with the PM's proposal to cut tuition fees for some courses?
Help with your A-levels

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni


Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Uni match

Uni match

Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

Study planner

Create a study plan

Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

Study planner

Resources by subject

Everything from mind maps to class notes.

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student doing homework

Study tips from A* students

Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

Study help links and info

Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

Sponsored content:



Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.