I am going to a grammar school and i am currently doing As levels in biology,physics and chemistry. Even though its been a month in school we did a chemistry and biology test which i got a U for chemistry and a D for biology even though i revise after school. I have been crying so much lately and im stressed out if i can do a levels or should i leave the school and go to college as i feel i am too stupid for it. By the way in my gcse i got 7A and 3B. I got As in sciences but i didnt do triple sciences only core and additional. I was wondering if students experience it at the begining and get better or is it just that i am not intelligent enough to do as levels and failing from the begining. Any advice?
Struggling with my As levels already
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- 11-10-2016 16:59
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- 11-10-2016 17:15
It's a real thing that your grades are meant to be lower for the first few months of 6th form.
I've just started at a selective 6th form college/school (/I have no idea what it actually is) and I've got friends who have 7A*s+ and are in the top half of the year, get Ds and Es on tests.
It just takes a while to get into the rythm of everything.
You are intelligent enough!!!
Good grades are only partly to do with intelligence, a lot of it to do with how hard you work.
Don't let one or two bad grades put you down. They are letters on a page that don't define your future.
Throughout your lives there will be things you might not necessarily succeed in, but you just have to stand up, brush yourself off and try harder and harder until you do (I swear I'm not usually like this...)
Continue working - and if you really feel like you're struggling, talk to a teacher - that's partly what they're there for.
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- 11-10-2016 18:22
I'm in the exact same position as you right now, i'm studying A level maths, physics and computing and i feel like i'm way far behind the whole class, i can't help but stress literally all the time.
If you have a job I'd 100% recommend working less hours or just completely quitting it - for the first 5 weeks of college I've been doing 30+ hour weeks (Constantly asking for less hours - but keep on getting denied, until now where i just won't show up if they don't listen to my needs). Doing that while taking any kind of A level is suicide.
I'd also recommend getting enough sleep - i'm terrible for this but it really helps.
If you really feel like you're struggling, talk to a teacher. I've been to several 'curriculum plus' (Which are just like extra lessons) and they seem to really help.
I don't know if that helped you but i would try and stick to your courses like i am for mine. If you need any help for physics pm me and i'll try and help.
Anyway, good luck.