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    Hi guys,I am currently in year 13 in a relatively small sixth form, studying English literature, Psychology and As Mathematics as well as completing an EPQ. Due to unfortunately not getting the required grade last year in As maths I have had to resit. This means that I need to work hard to gain good grades in order to get into university(like everyone else). But here's the situation my mum and Dad obviously want the best for me and have decided that I need to start a shed load of revision. I'm talking getting home from school at half three and revising non stop till 8:30. and on weekends doing at least 4 hours of work. Now I know most of you are going to say things like be thankful I have pushy parents etc and how that's the equivalent of what you do , but I'm finding it rather difficult to keep calm when I have what I think is quite a lot of pressure on me. This revision/extra work is prohibiting me from doing things a kid of my age would be out doing, for example I have seen a lot less of my gf recently as I work weekends too( I'm a self employed handyman/gardenerXD ) and I'm just finding it quite stressful I should also mention that I have a few diagnosed mental health issues that make me quite susceptible to anxiety and stress. Is anyone in the same boat or does anyone have any advice
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    (Original post by HYPERIZEDx)
    Hi guys,I am currently in year 13 in a relatively small sixth form, studying English literature, Psychology and As Mathematics as well as completing an EPQ. Due to unfortunately not getting the required grade last year in As maths I have had to resit. This means that I need to work hard to gain good grades in order to get into university(like everyone else). But here's the situation my mum and Dad obviously want the best for me and have decided that I need to start a shed load of revision. I'm talking getting home from school at half three and revising non stop till 8:30. and on weekends doing at least 4 hours of work. Now I know most of you are going to say things like be thankful I have pushy parents etc and how that's the equivalent of what you do , but I'm finding it rather difficult to keep calm when I have what I think is quite a lot of pressure on me. This revision/extra work is prohibiting me from doing things a kid of my age would be out doing, for example I have seen a lot less of my gf recently as I work weekends too( I'm a self employed handyman/gardenerXD ) and I'm just finding it quite stressful I should also mention that I have a few diagnosed mental health issues that make me quite susceptible to anxiety and stress. Is anyone in the same boat or does anyone have any advice
    You certainly wouldn't be the only person sticking to that kind of schedule, but if it's too much for you just explain. Explain to them that you've tried it, but you're not studying very well because it's too much for you and you need to cut down a bit. Maybe let them help you come up with your own timetable that suits you a bit more?
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    You certainly wouldn't be the only person sticking to that kind of schedule, but if it's too much for you just explain. Explain to them that you've tried it, but you're not studying very well because it's too much for you and you need to cut down a bit. Maybe let them help you come up with your own timetable that suits you a bit more?
    that sounds like Aa good idea ill give it a try thanks
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    I'm in the exact same boat as you.
    We both just need to stick the paddles in and get on rowing.
    Everyone says that it'll get easier once you get into the swing of it so customise your workload of revision to suit you. Not too much to overload you but enough so you're hitting that target grade - it's really not always as much work as you think, all in all.
 
 
 
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