Is there any point in finishing my A Levels?

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nicolesharp
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I have been suffering with mental illnesses and sleep problems for the last three years (delayed sleep phase disorder, possibly narcolepsy but my doctor isn't sure atm) which has resulted in a decline in my school attendance and grades.

Sitting in exam conditions (quiet, no stimulation, sitting still, and obviously a lot of stress), it is extremely likely that I will fall asleep. It is rare for me to take an exam without falling asleep or at least finding it very difficult to stay awake.

Last year, despite getting As all year in English lit, I could not stay awake at all to do the exam. I was told that if my doctor wrote to the exam board explaining my condition, I would receive my predicted grade since because of extenuating circumstances. However this didn't work out and I ended up getting a U.

Although I was not quite so tired in my other exams, (2 psychology, 2 philos/ethics), I still found it hard to stay awake, resulting in bad concentration and difficulty remembering anything I had revised. In those two subjects, I got an E and a D. I had been getting Bs and Cs in the months prior to the exams.

Because I am retaking 4/5 of my AS exams as well as doing my A2 exams (9 in total- I could barely do 1 last year), I feel the stress of having so much work and my clear inability to even stay awake in exams, is just resulting in sixth form being a massive waste of time. The stress of being in an endless of cycle of being too tired to go to school and then not being able to catch up on the work has a massive effect on my mental health as well as my physical health

Should I just drop out?
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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 responses.

I'm going to quote in Tank Girl now so she can move your thread to the right place if it's needed. :yy:

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http://www.theprospect.net/you-snooz...-an-exam-39693

I agree with the ideas there. If walking to school, having breakfast, wearing the right clothes etc. Still don't solve the problem then school probably isn't for you
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