First, thanks for coming to see my thread Sorry if this is in the wrong section, I had no idea where else to post it.
Okay, so, I didn't do too well in my AS', mainly because I buried my head and only started really revising for the exams a week before.. Obviously, this didn't work out too well, and I got an A in Biology, a C in Economics, a C in Computing and a D for Chemistry
After AS levels, my best friend who I had always hung out with had to leave, despite being a hard-working student, exams just weren't for him and his grades didn't let him continue.
I felt rather guilty afterwards, and had an epiphany - I had to do well, because I had to go to Uni, what the heck was I doing?
So, I picked up my work ethic and got my act together during about October time. I was really motivated, getting up at 5AM to go to the gym in the morning, then head off to sixth form afterwards, studying in all my free periods, then heading to the library afterwards for another 2-3 hours. My grades picked up from the mocks - getting AAB, which I was satisfied with - and I then applied to some universities I checked out to study Economics.
My teachers noticed my work ethic and continuously were complimenting me on my motivation, and my first report after this projected me achieving AAA at the end of Year 13.
The main universities I applied to, and got offers from where Surrey (A*AA) and Lancaster (AAB).
I continued my work ethic and whatnot through November and December, but my teachers kept telling me to "ease off the gas", as it was like sprinting the 1500m. I refused at first, but after them continuously telling me that I would burn out, I felt myself rebounding. My homeworks deteriorated to C's and I was beginning to struggle in the second unit of Chemistry.
It's the end of January now, and our mock exams are in a month. I am rather on-edge about the mocks, despite me already being hands-deep in my revision. I don't know if I can get my A*AA for Surrey, my teachers keep telling me "You're fine, you've put alot of work in, you don't notice it because you jumped in the deep end, you may not realise it, but you're still working hard", they're still giving me AAA projections and "Outstanding" on all my reports, but I don't know if I can do it anymore.
I feel myself falling apart really, stressing over these exams (not only mocks, but the real thing, my first exam's in 100 days!). I mean, that's not a bad thing, it's getting me to revise, to study, to work and not laze around, but at the same time, it's building me up to freak out about what happens if I don't get into Surrey, I can fall back on Lancaster with an easy AAB, but my parents deserve much more, and it sucks that I can't give them more than they deserve due to screwing up my AS'.
Sorry for the short rant at the end there.
Thanks for reading Any advice?
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Last edited by Reza17; 29-01-2015 at 20:44.
- 29-01-2015 20:03
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- 02-02-2015 20:40
Sorry you've not had any responses about this. Are you sure you’ve posted in the right place? Posting in the specific Study Help forum should help get more responses. Hopefully someone will be able to get back to you
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- 03-02-2015 14:25
Thank you, I'll be sure to post there!