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    So i'm at complete war with myself here. My trouble is i'm really struggling with history a level to the point where i dread coming into sixth form everyday. Nothing seems to stick and everyday drags on.

    I told myself before the half term holidays i'd just bear it through- after all, these 2 years will pass quickly- but the stress has been building up so much and my anxiety is running haywire. My parents and teachers seem to think i'm coping but that's far from the truth.

    My question is, what do i do? I could quit but it's almost 8 weeks into the course and i don't even know how to let my teacher know about this. And i've thought of the possibility of restarting with new a levels next year...but that would also hinder my chances of getting into a decent med school. Any advice? I'm so so stuck :/
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    (Original post by bytheseasons)
    So i'm at complete war with myself here. My trouble is i'm really struggling with history a level to the point where i dread coming into sixth form everyday. Nothing seems to stick and everyday drags on.

    I told myself before the half term holidays i'd just bear it through- after all, these 2 years will pass quickly- but the stress has been building up so much and my anxiety is running haywire. My parents and teachers seem to think i'm coping but that's far from the truth.

    My question is, what do i do? I could quit but it's almost 8 weeks into the course and i don't even know how to let my teacher know about this. And i've thought of the possibility of restarting with new a levels next year...but that would also hinder my chances of getting into a decent med school. Any advice? I'm so so stuck :/
    If you want to do medicine, then you kind of have to stick with doing a levels and can't do any resits really. Are you coping with your other a levels okay?
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    (Original post by bytheseasons)
    So i'm at complete war with myself here. My trouble is i'm really struggling with history a level to the point where i dread coming into sixth form everyday. Nothing seems to stick and everyday drags on.

    I told myself before the half term holidays i'd just bear it through- after all, these 2 years will pass quickly- but the stress has been building up so much and my anxiety is running haywire. My parents and teachers seem to think i'm coping but that's far from the truth.

    My question is, what do i do? I could quit but it's almost 8 weeks into the course and i don't even know how to let my teacher know about this. And i've thought of the possibility of restarting with new a levels next year...but that would also hinder my chances of getting into a decent med school. Any advice? I'm so so stuck :/
    How many A-Levels are you currently doing?
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    If you want to do medicine, then you kind of have to stick with doing a levels and can't do any resits really. Are you coping with your other a levels okay?
    yikes. honestly i'm not completely settled on med but it's the course i've always tried to secure. hence my choice of doing biology and chemistry a levels, which thankfully i'm finding alright. so if it does get to a really bad point...i suppose considering other uni courses might be an idea.
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    (Original post by Illimitable)
    How many A-Levels are you currently doing?
    3- my sixth form only allows this. if i did happen to quit history, my other option would be sociology.
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    I would just try and stick with it, in the hope that it may get better soon. Even if it isn't your favorite subject I'm sure you can just stick it out for a year and then drop it after AS.
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    (Original post by bytheseasons)
    yikes. honestly i'm not completely settled on med but it's the course i've always tried to secure. hence my choice of doing biology and chemistry a levels, which thankfully i'm finding alright. so if it does get to a really bad point...i suppose considering other uni courses might be an idea.
    (Original post by bytheseasons)
    3- my sixth form only allows this. if i did happen to quit history, my other option would be sociology.
    Do you think you could get an A in it? If not then see if you can swap to something which would get you an A. Without 3 as then it's unlikely you could do medicine as your first degree i m afraid.
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    (Original post by OwlOfFire)
    I would just try and stick with it, in the hope that it may get better soon. Even if it isn't your favorite subject I'm sure you can just stick it out for a year and then drop it after AS.
    *buzzer noise* afraid i can't- my sixth form's gone through some kind of reform where we see each course through to A2. now do you see how messed up of a dilemma i've gotten myself into here :bebored:
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    (Original post by bytheseasons)
    *buzzer noise* afraid i can't- my sixth form's gone through some kind of reform where we see each course through to A2. now do you see how messed up of a dilemma i've gotten myself into here
    The same with my sixth form.
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    (Original post by bytheseasons)
    3- my sixth form only allows this. if i did happen to quit history, my other option would be sociology.
    If you can switch History to Sociology then do it. Only if you are 100% that you like Sociology more than History and that you will do better at Sociology.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    Do you think you could get an A in it? If not then see if you can swap to something which would get you an A. Without 3 as then it's unlikely you could do medicine as your first degree i m afraid.
    ehhh questionable. if i work reaaaaaally hard and experience some kind of epiphany to maintain a motivated mindset then i might just clinch it. I was initially aiming for a B though- which might be more realistic. Do you know if there are any rg unis that take AAB? .-.
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    (Original post by Illimitable)
    If you can switch History to Sociology then do it. Only if you are 100% that you like Sociology more than History and that you will do better at Sociology.
    i might try and discuss it with my teacher...i've left it so last mINUTE though why am i so difficult
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    (Original post by bytheseasons)
    i might try and discuss it with my teacher...i've left it so last mINUTE though why am i so difficult
    Yeah I get what you mean and if you do end up switching you will have to do extra work to catch up with the class.
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    Is there anything you're struggling with in particular?
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    (Original post by bytheseasons)
    ehhh questionable. if i work reaaaaaally hard and experience some kind of epiphany to maintain a motivated mindset then i might just clinch it. I was initially aiming for a B though- which might be more realistic. Do you know if there are any rg unis that take AAB? .-.
    For medicine you mean, no there aren't that i know of. I m not sure if any medical schools accept ABB to be honest although medicine isnt my area of expertise.
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    (Original post by MarsellusWallace)
    Is there anything you're struggling with in particular?
    french revolution- oh my beans you dont even know how little i know .-.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    For medicine you mean, no there aren't that i know of. I m not sure if any medical schools accept ABB to be honest although medicine isnt my area of expertise.
    ahh i see, thanks so much for your help anyway
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    (Original post by bytheseasons)
    french revolution- oh my beans you dont even know how little i know .-.
    If it's just general knowledge you're after, I'd recommend trying to pick up a copy of "The French Revolution" by J.F. Bosher, consulting sparknotes, and having a watch through of this BBC Documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bTQv9ESk2c

    Should give you a vague overview.

    If you like podcasts there's also http://www.revolutionspodcast.com/2014/07/index.html

    All of the episodes that start with 3.xx are about the FR revolution.
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    If you find A levels tough, wait until you experience uni
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    (Original post by kingLAWZA)
    If you find A levels tough, wait until you experience uni
    that...reaaally doesn't help thanks m8
 
 
 
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