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    this past year has been super difficult for me - my family isn't doing too well financially and a few months into the school year my best friend commited suicide. i have had previous issues with mental illness myself and within my family so it hit me pretty hard.

    ever since, i've really struggled to focus - particularly in as-biology as it is by far my weakest subject.

    i'm certain i bombed my exam, without a doubt, despite my chemistry going well. if i don't get a D (very unlikely), i don't get onto the A2 course and my entire plans are ruined, and i'm feeling horribly stressed and down about it all.

    has anyone been in a similar situation? what do i do?
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    I'm very sorry to hear what happened to your friend and that your family is struggling financially.

    In my opinion, I believe your mental health is the priority... you could re-take the exams next year along with your A2, or you could re-do Year 12 (which I know will be a hassle).
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    (Original post by mismagi.us)
    this past year has been super difficult for me - my family isn't doing too well financially and a few months into the school year my best friend commited suicide. i have had previous issues with mental illness myself and within my family so it hit me pretty hard.

    ever since, i've really struggled to focus - particularly in as-biology as it is by far my weakest subject.

    i'm certain i bombed my exam, without a doubt, despite my chemistry going well. if i don't get a D (very unlikely), i don't get onto the A2 course and my entire plans are ruined, and i'm feeling horribly stressed and down about it all.

    has anyone been in a similar situation? what do i do?
    You really should talk to your school and explain your situation. They would be able to help you
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    I agree mental health is the priority. But Im sure your school/college will take the suicide and mental issues into considering accepting you into A2. Its your choice if you want to do A2, but you should consider whether u can handle the stress of resitting AS and doing A2. It might be better for u in the long-term if u just resit year 12. It will mean a fresher start where you will have had some more time to get over your friend and improve your grades under low stress. Its only one year out of your whole life anyway. My sympathies are with you. Prove to yourself you are strong enough to get through this.
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    My sympathies are with you.
    Just give it a try you will make it don't bring into consideration the mental illness problem and the financial struggle because all will be well
 
 
 
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