I'm currently taking my GCSE exams, and am concerned as to what my predicted scores are. These are:
ICT Cambridge Nationals - Distinction (which is equivelant to about a B)
Maths - B
Computer Science - C
English Language - C
Physics - C
Philosophy/Ethics (already recieved) - C
English Literature - D
Geography - D
Art - D
Chemistry - D
Biology - D
And I got a C last year for Philosophy and Ethics, so that's one pass secured.
But overall, I'm worried that I'm doing poorly. I've already done my English Literature, Maths non-calculator, Physics, Chemistry and Biology paper 1s, and Geography. The foundation English Literature and Science papers didn't seem to hard, but I'm fairly certain that I did badly on my Geography, and the Maths seemed fairly challenging, too.
My mum got 5 C grade O-Levels (equivalent to a modern day B), while my dad got all A/B grades (modern day A/A*). My sister, who is three years below me, will be doing the new GCSE spec, which uses bands instead of grades, and is predicted the equivalent to mostly current A grades. So why am I doing so poorly? I had mostly high level 5/low level 6 scores at the end of year 9, with a 7b in Maths, yet in Y10 I levelled off a lot.
I plan to do a BTEC course at college next year. We initially considered A Levels but I was turned down in most cases. What suggestions do you have, and will I be able to get into university if I work hard, or not?
...or just paranoid?