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    I'm one of those people who cares a lot about their grades and getting the right one gives me so much anxiety.

    But for me, getting a B or below is not enough. I feel like if I don't get an A or A* then I'm really bad. This makes everything really hard.

    It's like I always feel like I need to be the best and nothing lower than the best.

    I also want to either go to Cambridge or Oxford university and not getting accepted isn't an option because I have that need to have to go to the best university and if I don't, I'm a failure.

    I don't know how to deal with this.
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    (Original post by randomteenx)
    I'm one of those people who cares a lot about their grades and getting the right one gives me so much anxiety.

    But for me, getting a B or below is not enough. I feel like if I don't get an A or A* then I'm really bad. This makes everything really hard.

    It's like I always feel like I need to be the best and nothing lower than the best.

    I also want to either go to Cambridge or Oxford university and not getting accepted isn't an option because I have that need to have to go to the best university and if I don't, I'm a failure.

    I don't know how to deal with this.
    There are good unis outside of Oxford/Cambridge, some of them also in the Russel Group, don't feel like you need to go to one of them for a good education/degree, although it's fine to aim for them. You are by no means a failure if you don't get into Oxbridge.

    Also: Don't worry if you don't get all As/A*s at GCSE. Many universities, unless it's a very competitive course, don't really regard GCSEs as highly as A-levels. Even at Oxbridge, you can get by with the odd B, or so!

    An A, in the real world, is a good grade. Don't let it get you down if you miss that coveted A*, it's really not the end of the world. GCSEs, in the long run, aren't really that important, it's your Post-16 education, ie. A-levels or otherwise, that really count.
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    (Original post by randomteenx)
    I'm one of those people who cares a lot about their grades and getting the right one gives me so much anxiety.

    But for me, getting a B or below is not enough. I feel like if I don't get an A or A* then I'm really bad. This makes everything really hard.

    It's like I always feel like I need to be the best and nothing lower than the best.

    I also want to either go to Cambridge or Oxford university and not getting accepted isn't an option because I have that need to have to go to the best university and if I don't, I'm a failure.

    I don't know how to deal with this.
    I don't mean any offence when saying this, but your mentality just depresses me to be honest. To think that people are so obessed over their grades is just crazy, as if education is the only thing they have in their life. Rest assured that if you truly want to go to Oxford/Cambridge then you will get in. If your results aren't what you wanted then you're the only one to blame. Put in hard for the next two years and I'm sure you'll find yourself at a top university.

    Good luck.
 
 
 
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