I have failed my GCSEs twice in a row would I be able to pass this time?

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    My name is Hannae, I am 17 years old on my second year in college already.

    My parents constantly nagged at me about why I don't take my studies very
    seriously but little do they know is that it is because of the lack of motivation. Ever since I've started GCSE (from year 9 and above) things were getting very hard for me and I never used to concentrate in class. I never used to do my homework and when I did, I didn't do it to the best of my ability. I was never bothered to revise,
    even up till now it hasn't changed. I don't even go out, I have very few friends, if any. Knowing that I stay at home most of the time, I should at least revise but I seriously have no motivation. Back in secondary school I wasn't taking my education very seriously and I used to daydream all the time. In year 11, it was my final year I kept saying "its my last year I'm gonna make some effort" but I guess words are just words. I did the bare minimum, found it very difficult to revise so I just left everything and listened to music all day and chatting away on my phone. When it was results day I failed both maths and English. Maths of course was my weakest point so I wasn't very surprised that I got a D but I actually thought I had hope in English but I got a D in that too. I had the chance to retake last year with my Travel and Tourism course but I didn't revise for a single hour. Knowing I had to retake
    just made me give up. So guess what! I failed again but only got worse than year 11. An E in maths and a D in English which again I thought I had hope. Who
    would employ me if I don't have at least Cs in maths and English? This year I am
    studying Aviation and I feel this is better than Travel and Tourism because it is
    relevant to my future job. I would really like to work in an airport when I finish this
    course but I really don't think I will be able to if I don't pass Maths and English. I
    don't want to keep having this attitude anymore, I just want to be able to succeed.
    I would really appreciate it if any of you give me some advice to be able to achieve at least Cs in both.

    Thank you.
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    (Original post by hannaea1)
    My name is Hannae, I am 17 years old on my second year in college already.
    I would really appreciate it if any of you give me some advice to be able to achieve at least Cs in both.
    Thank you.
    honestly if you fail again then don't bother studying anymore. go pick up a skill or trade like hairdressing, cooking, carpentry or whatever else you like. not everyone is cut out for studying. it's ok to find your own identity.
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    "...even up till now it hasn't changed. I don't even go out, I have very few friends, if any. Knowing that I stay at home most of the time, I should at least revise but I seriously have no motivation"
    No you're not going to pass. Stop wasting your time, go find a job. At least you'll do something useful with your life, you should be fine going to MacDonalds/KFC, cleaner-type jobs- you don't need GCSEs for those. You're a daydreamer, you'll do well in these kinds of jobs- your procastination is an asset to these jobs, it'll keep you from going insane.

    "Who would employ me if I don't have at least Cs in maths and English?"
    You can take on menial work, you don't need to pass your GCSEs to be a cleaner.

    "This year I am studying Aviation and I feel this is better than Travel and Tourism because it is relevant to my future job. I would really like to work in an airport when I finish this course but I really don't think I will be able to if I don't pass Maths and English."
    Ditch the course, no point doing aviation if you've failed your GCSEs esp in English and Math, you've got no chance even as a steward as they expect even the most basic level of competence when it comes to English. What on Earth would you want to become a steward for? You're going to have to be attentive all the time to the passengers, attentiveness is not your strong point, procastination is.

    "I don't want to keep having this attitude anymore, I just want to be able to succeed."
    Your parents have made it too easy for you, that's why you're an underachiever. You take on all these courses as your parents (or the tax payers) are footing the bill, therefore you have no appreciation for the opportunities that the education system provides. For you to actually change your attitude, you will need to be kicked out of the house, or at least be put to work but I doubt you'd be employable in any respectable role.

    Otherwise, screw education, start applying for jobs right now.

    PS if you think you're the only one to have failed a course twice, you just met another one that did. Get a job, it's the only way you'll change.
 
 
 
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