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    So up until the other day I was really looking forward to going to uni (provided I get in obviously!) but for some reason it has just occurred to me that I might struggle to fit in and make friends. I was home schooled through my teenage years so I don't have many friends and often find it hard to talk to people confidently. Another thing is that I feel self conscious about only having 5 gcses when most people have 10 or 11. My parents couldn't pay for me to do loads so I just did English language/literature, maths, science and humanities. My grades were ABBCC and I feel that compared to most other people this is a bit rubbish. I see posts all the time where people are looked down on for only managing to get a few gcses and people seem to think they're stupid. I'm doing A levels now and I'm predicted AAB. My firm uni is a RG and I've been really excited about going but I've developed this fear that I will get there and I won't be able to make friends or relate to other young people because most of them will be from schools and have 11 A*s and when they find out about my gcses they'll be like "what are you even doing here??"

    Obviously I am exaggerating slightly - I know not everyone will have a full set of A*s and they probably won't treat me like an alien or something but I can't help feeling that I've missed out on a 'normal' teenage experience and that people will see me as different. So do you think I'm being irrational? Will people find it strange that I only have those 5 gcses and will I manage to make friends?

    Sorry for such a long silly post - I really should be revising for my A levels but I can't get it out of my head. Any thoughts or advice appreciated!

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    So up until the other day I was really looking forward to going to uni (provided I get in obviously!) but for some reason it has just occurred to me that I might struggle to fit in and make friends. I was home schooled through my teenage years so I don't have many friends and often find it hard to talk to people confidently. Another thing is that I feel self conscious about only having 5 gcses when most people have 10 or 11. My parents couldn't pay for me to do loads so I just did English language/literature, maths, science and humanities. My grades were ABBCC and I feel that compared to most other people this is a bit rubbish. I see posts all the time where people are looked down on for only managing to get a few gcses and people seem to think they're stupid. I'm doing A levels now and I'm predicted AAB. My firm uni is a RG and I've been really excited about going but I've developed this fear that I will get there and I won't be able to make friends or relate to other young people because most of them will be from schools and have 11 A*s and when they find out about my gcses they'll be like "what are you even doing here??"Obviously I am exaggerating slightly - I know not everyone will have a full set of A*s and they probably won't treat me like an alien or something but I can't help feeling that I've missed out on a 'normal' teenage experience and that people will see me as different. So do you think I'm being irrational? Will people find it strange that I only have those 5 gcses and will I manage to make friends?Sorry for such a long silly post - I really should be revising for my A levels but I can't get it out of my head. Any thoughts or advice appreciated!Thanks


    Don't sweat it dude. Confidence will come with time and interaction, no one cares about your results either. That's your business and no one else's. I can't imagine being friends based on GCSE results, that's pretty insane. People will like you for who you are at the end of the day so, just be yourself and don't fret. If someone's about to judge you for something like that, they aren't worth knowing.

    You'll do fine!

    Also, there's no such thing as 'normal' teenage experience. Everyone does things differently. My friends spent it drinking and doing drugs and christ knows what, I spent it playing video games. My crazy years came a little later haha.
 
 
 
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