I'm really struggling with A-Levels

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    GCSE I got 7A*s and 2As

    I'm in my first year at college and I'm taking

    Biology
    Chemistry
    Maths
    Psychology

    I know it's only been 3 weeks but I already feel like I'm on a downhill slope. This week ive hasn't assessments to determine whether I can stay on my courses. I've done pretty badly in all of these assessments despite revising.

    I know A-Levels are harder than GCSE, but the assessments were on quite limited content (stuff I've done in the past 3 weeks) and I revised a lot and I felt really confident going into these assessments. Yet despite this I've done badly.

    I have one of the highest GCSE scores in my classes yet so far I feel like I'm one of the least intelligent.

    It's just really worrying because I want to do Medicine, yet I'm not performing well after 3 weeks, I dread to think how I'll perform after 2 years during my final exams.

    So I was just wondering if anybody else has experienced this, or any general advise you may have would be much appreciated.
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    (Original post by TomSuffolk)
    GCSE I got 7A*s and 2As

    I'm in my first year at college and I'm taking

    Biology
    Chemistry
    Maths
    Psychology

    I know it's only been 3 weeks but I already feel like I'm on a downhill slope. This week ive hasn't assessments to determine whether I can stay on my courses. I've done pretty badly in all of these assessments despite revising.

    I know A-Levels are harder than GCSE, but the assessments were on quite limited content (stuff I've done in the past 3 weeks) and I revised a lot and I felt really confident going into these assessments. Yet despite this I've done badly.

    I have one of the highest GCSE scores in my classes yet so far I feel like I'm one of the least intelligent.

    It's just really worrying because I want to do Medicine, yet I'm not performing well after 3 weeks, I dread to think how I'll perform after 2 years during my final exams.

    So I was just wondering if anybody else has experienced this, or any general advise you may have would be much appreciated.
    Consistency is key, carry on revising and you'll get there eventually. My cousin is also doing these A-Levels when her GCSE's were bad compared to yours. She got 1A* 5A 3B 1C and she can do it, if she can they so can you!
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    You got complacement. Hung your coat up too early. Let this be a lesson for you. You still have time to improve.
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    You got complacement. Hung your coat up too early. Let this be a lesson for you. You still have time to improve.
    I don't think I did though, I fully expected A-Levels to be really difficult, however I thought if I put loads of work in I'd be able to do well

    Yet I've put loads of work in and done badly
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    (Original post by TomSuffolk)
    I don't think I did though, I fully expected A-Levels to be really difficult, however I thought if I put loads of work in I'd be able to do well

    Yet I've put loads of work in and done badly
    Dudeee, same thing happened to me in Year 12 (I'm in Year 13 now) I bio, chem, maths and eng lit. My advice would to be to keep read everything over more than once and do exam practice. Try and focus on thw harder questions. Esp in bio the application questions (that was my weakness anyways) Did I get better? Yes, but it took time and hours working hard at home

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