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    We do A levels a year early in my school and do an additional one leading to a total of four. In my first year (11) I did atrociously, getting DDBB in the end of year report.This motivated my a lot and the first half of this year (12) I have managed to get all my predicted grades up to A's and got AAAB in the christmas holiday report.

    Thing is, I seem to have lost all that motivation during Christmas. I have A level mocks that play a part in our UCAS predicted grades in just 3 weeks and I have only done 2 hours cumitavely. People from my school have already done upwards of 40 hours over Christmas and so far this term.

    I know how to revise well, I just cant motivate myself. I sit down, do 20 minutes and get distracted and go on facebook or play some games or say "oh i can do this then and do this then and I'll have tonight off and start tommorow".

    I know once I get into the habit I can easily do upwards of 6 hours a day. I know that if I **** up my A levels I will ruin my life. I really just cant seem to focus.

    Should I try listen to music, or study somewhere else where my computer isn't? Its really beginning to frustrate me because I want to start but can't bring myself to do it.

    First world problems I know.
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    It took me 3 years to do my A-levels, my first year I got D,E,U and dropped out of my fourth subject. I spent most of that year skipping lessons and spending time on social networks. I don't know if this will help you but my motivation was simple, you can relax now and struggle to get a job (referring to a graduate position or similar) or put your head down and study as much as you can, just think of how easy your future will be if you study. It is easier said than done but I've been there and I can tell you it is worth it.

    In my second 2 years, I changed my subjects and got AAB. Maybe you might want to look at changing courses, it's never too late.

    Just don't get lazy, keep at it!
 
 
 
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