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    So year 12 has just started for me ( I'm only on my 2nd day of school) and I am starting my A-level courses. I have chosen Bio,Chem,Business and Math as my subjects but I am suffering from a MAJOR motivation dip. I would usually be quite excited for these subjects and their assigned work and I managed to get A*s on them in my IGCSEs but I don't know what is wrong with me. I am quite scared of my Alevels due to their difficulty and frankly speaking, the scare is making me rethink my choices. I feel like I have burned out all my energy and motivation at GCSE levels and I feel like such an incompetent person right now I don't know what I am heading to after I am done with year 12 (where I live, you can graduate after only doing your AS levels) and all of this pressure is crushing down on me majorly. How do I keep a positive outlook over what I am doing?

    Sorry if this post is all over the place and long but I have been suffering from these feelings for quite a while now.
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    So year 12 has just started for me ( I'm only on my 2nd day of school) and I am starting my A-level courses. I have chosen Bio,Chem,Business and Math as my subjects but I am suffering from a MAJOR motivation dip. I would usually be quite excited for these subjects and their assigned work and I managed to get A*s on them in my IGCSEs but I don't know what is wrong with me. I am quite scared of my Alevels due to their difficulty and frankly speaking, the scare is making me rethink my choices. I feel like I have burned out all my energy and motivation at GCSE levels and I feel like such an incompetent person right now I don't know what I am heading to after I am done with year 12 (where I live, you can graduate after only doing your AS levels) and all of this pressure is crushing down on me majorly. How do I keep a positive outlook over what I am doing?

    Sorry if this post is all over the place and long but I have been suffering from these feelings for quite a while now.
    The first few days/weeks can be very overwhelming. I remember in Physics I was close to tears as I just did not understand what was going on and things were going at quite a fast pace. The key is to take some time, breathe for a bit, and do some work at home. Go over what's been taught from the textbook, make notes, and ask your teacher about any quesitons you may have. Then, hopefully, you will get used to it and go back to producing top grades.
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    If its a subject you're not enjoying then it isn't too late to change what you're doing. Don't pick your A levels based on what which GCSEs you did well at - its not reflective for a lot of courses. Rather, pick things you want to do and enjoy or you will struggle at A2. If you do something you genuinely enjoy then it wont really even feel like work.

    If you've moved schools maybe its just a matter of not settling in with friendship groups yet.

    If you don't enjoy any academic subjects then maybe academia isn't for you. I'd say the best thing to do is try and find a vocation.
 
 
 
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