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    I have just started my A levels and Im already stressed with the workload. I think I am going to fail the new linear exams. Should I just do a BTEC now? I will still get into university anyway wont I? Im scared to though because everyone thinks Im smart when Im not really and it is embarrassing. They tell me to stop being silly when I say I want to do a level 3 BTEC extended diploma in business studies.

    Does anyone have any advice on how to cope with stress?
    Also, the following A levels:
    -Business Studies

    Would an appprenticeship be better for me?
    Im not sure what to do at all.
    Any help would be appreciated, thank you

    Get your work done on time, revise everytime you have a test or a mock exam as underperforming when you know you can do well can stress people where as performing well builds confidence. And when exams are near, most of the content will be stuck in your mind too and you will feel more relaxed.
    Also doing things other than just studying can be a great way of staying calm and not getting too overwhelmed such as playing sport or any other hobby of choice.

    I did maths and business studies last year for AS, and I can say from experience that business studies is actually quite easy. All you really need to revise is key definitions, formulas and have a bit of common sense to answer the questions. The only real problem is timing, so don't be like me and practice by doing some past papers!!

    As for maths, I did no revision until two days before the first exam, and just memorised formulas the night before for the other two and I came out with a C overall (not that great, but I still passed!). I'm sure that if you started revision early and did most if not all past papers available then you could be well on your way to achieving an A! So please don't worry so much! As long as you don't leave revision until the last minute, you will be fine. It really isn't as difficult as everyone seems to make it out to be.
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