Hi guys, so I have sat all my as exams and belief I have got C grades and below in all of them, despite getting A grades in class. Particularly in history as I contradicted myself in one of my essays, so will probably get about 5 marks max for that essay, plus my analysis Wasn't very good. All my other subjects I have failed, I know I have becuase I did appallingly on the papers.
Because of the new a levels next year, my sixth form no longer offers resorts and the chance to redo a year. Therefore, I believe my dream of going to a decent uni, if any, are shattered. The grades I think I will get are:
ENGLISH LITERATURE D
I did do lots of revision, but I am obviously to stupid for a levels. If I carry on next year, my predicted results will be CDD! THEY PREDICTED THE GRADE YOU GOT AT AS!
Should I just give up and drop out? Am I a failure? My parents think so
Turn on thread page Beta
Failing As year watch
- Thread Starter
- 17-05-2015 09:51
- 17-05-2015 11:57
Remember that the structure of A levels is changing. It may just be easier to resit certain units you failed at if you're determined to resit e.g if you did worse in a unit in geography that may raise it to a D or a C.. good luck though!
- 17-05-2015 23:56
Don't worry about exams you've already done. I felt the same as you last year and got EEUU. I wouldn't give up on your education though. Is there a college near you? I would suggest trying there if you are still feeling the same on results day. I switched colleges for this year and only took 3 subjects (which is still accepted by unis) and am now predicted ABB. I will never regret redoing the year as I am in a much better place mentally now.
Don't forget... BTECs are accepted by Unis now too!
And just out of interest... what exam board did you do for Psychology? Was it AQA?
Good Luck, I'm sure you did much better than expected. Let us know how you got on x
- Thread Starter
- 18-05-2015 15:57
No, it was edexcel
- 18-05-2015 16:08
I know how insanely pressurising A-levels can be, so it's okay to admit you're struggling. You are not however, a failure by any means.
Your chances of going to a good uni aren't shattered at all- I know of many students who went to uni with a handful of A-levels they didn't even pass. Don't let fear make you slip down that slope of panicking, because it's one slippery slope.
So, you might have messed up a few exams. It's not the end of all things- you're only a failure when you stop trying or caring. Your friends, and even your parents, don't get the right to label you as anything. So pick yourself up, focus on the long term plan and take small steps towards remedying your situation...don't take the grades to heart, especially when they're not certain yet- I got DED (Yes, it did actually spell 'ded') first time round in A-levels, and I've done pretty well for myself.
It's not over yet, not by a long shot