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    I'm currently in my last year of sixth form and I've missed a lot of school over the last few years due to mental health issues and more recently a sleep disorder (my doctors aren't sure whether it's delayed sleep phase disorder or narcolepsy). This has meant my grades have really suffered, especially since the stress of exams makes it very difficult for me to stay awake during them. Despite getting an A, B and a D in my AS mocks I ended up with a U, D and an E.

    I'm retaking 4/5 exams as well as doing A2 and I really think I should have just dropped out last year. My attendance is still as bad as usual (like 65%) and the stress of missing school just makes my physical and mental health worse. It really pisses me off that the education system has no regard for people like me because I am intelligent and I can get good grades.

    Although I know that I will not be getting good grades, I am lucky enough to have 95k in savings which I'll get when I turn 25... I know this is a lot of money so should I even really care about school? Every time I skip school I feel really guilty about it because I feel like I'm not going to be able to get a job that I'm interested in but then again, I'll have enough money in a few years to go to uni and i could retake my exams in the meantime.

    Am I being stupid for worrying so much about school? All I can think about is whether I should or shouldn't do my school work or revise or whatever but like? Does it matter?
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    (Original post by nicolesharp)
    I'm currently in my last year of sixth form and I've missed a lot of school over the last few years due to mental health issues and more recently a sleep disorder (my doctors aren't sure whether it's delayed sleep phase disorder or narcolepsy). This has meant my grades have really suffered, especially since the stress of exams makes it very difficult for me to stay awake during them. Despite getting an A, B and a D in my AS mocks I ended up with a U, D and an E.

    I'm retaking 4/5 exams as well as doing A2 and I really think I should have just dropped out last year. My attendance is still as bad as usual (like 65%) and the stress of missing school just makes my physical and mental health worse. It really pisses me off that the education system has no regard for people like me because I am intelligent and I can get good grades.

    Although I know that I will not be getting good grades, I am lucky enough to have 95k in savings which I'll get when I turn 25... I know this is a lot of money so should I even really care about school? Every time I skip school I feel really guilty about it because I feel like I'm not going to be able to get a job that I'm interested in but then again, I'll have enough money in a few years to go to uni and i could retake my exams in the meantime.

    Am I being stupid for worrying so much about school? All I can think about is whether I should or shouldn't do my school work or revise or whatever but like? Does it matter?
    Well the more school work you do now the easier it will be in the future should you choose to retake.
    You are very fortunate in having your savings however as you say you will want a job that will keep you interested and those savings wont last forever and you will need a career.
    Hopefully the more the doctors understand your condition the more they can help and your attendance can improve.
    For now you are in six form so just keep giving it your best shot! You did great in mocks so try to be positive your know youre capable of doing well
 
 
 
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