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    I'm around half way through year 12 and feel like it's all just a mess. I know that I'm not going to get my predicted grades, or even the grades that I require for UCAS. I have being thinking about carrying on till the end of the academic year then starting year 12 again at my sixth form where I went for high school as I'm not particularly fond of the one I'm currently at.
    I don't feel that I'm getting lower grades than I would of hoped because I'm not capable, I think it's because I wasn't really prepared for what was coming. I take biology, sociology and psychology. I was initially doing 4 including physicist. I really enjoyed physics and have always had a strong interest but dropped it due to the fact that I want to become a physio so it was kinda irrelevant and I wanted to concentrate on getting a good grade in biology.
    I have had a word with my parents and told them that I feel I am not doing particularly well which may mean I wish to redo year 12, which they were fine with. I don't think they understand how hard A levels are though as nobody else in my family have done them.
    I am currently on a C in psychology and D in biology and sociology and am predicted B in all 3. I did relatively good in my GCSE's and got 3A's and 6B's
    I really don't know what to do. Could somebody please give me some advice.
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    youre doing good in the grades though?
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    I was feeling like this time last year and I ended up deciding to repeat the year (hope I'm not scaring you).

    It's a really hard decision because you don't want to end up behind but if you go to a different sixth form you wouldn't feel like that at all. I actually feel relieved that I'm not rushing to go to a **** uni; I am still planning on achieving a Biomedical Sciences degree at a top uni.

    If you do choose to repeat, ask if there's anyone else repeating. This is so you don't feel anxious when someone asks you how old you are or when your birthday is lol.

    Main advice: Go at your own pace and do things properly because one extra year won't seem like much when your 35 at the height of your career.

    I know this is a bit one-sided but can't really speak on people miraculously going from a D to an A*
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    (Original post by _4everfaithful__)
    I was feeling like this time last year and I ended up deciding to repeat the year (hope I'm not scaring you).

    It's a really hard decision because you don't want to end up behind but if you go to a different sixth form you wouldn't feel like that at all. I actually feel relieved that I'm not rushing to go to a **** uni; I am still planning on achieving Biomedical Sciences at top unis.

    If you do choose to repeat, ask if there's anyone else repeating. This is so you don't feel anxious when someone asks you how old you are or when your birthday is lol.

    Main advice: Go at your own pace and do things properly because one extra year won't seem like much when your 35 at the height of your career.

    I know this is a bit one-sided but can't really speak on people miraculously going from a D to an A*
    Thank you so much. Just a few questions if you don't mind. Did you still get entered and do exams at the end of year 12 ? Also is it worth me having a word with someone at my sixth form and telling them that I'm wanting to re-sit the year? I don't want to seem fatalistit.
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    (Original post by lucy Jane.f)
    Thank you so much. Just a few questions if you don't mind. Did you still get entered and do exams at the end of year 12 ? Also is it worth me having a word with someone at my sixth form and telling them that I'm wanting to re-sit the year? I don't want to seem fatalistit.
    Yes you will be entered for exams at the end of the year again. However, in my new sixth form, we have internal exams instead which contribute towards predicted grades and then the proper external exams at the end of year 13.

    With your second question.... I don't think it's necessary as they could stop taking you seriously and would use that as an opportunity to give you a lecture (something my old sixth form would've done if I told them). But! You should if you want to continue in that school.
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    Your grades aren't even that bad. Lots of people in my school haven't even passed yet on any of their tests.
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    (Original post by _4everfaithful__)
    Your grades aren't even that bad. Lots of people in my school haven't even passed yet on any of their tests.
    Thanks. I guess I just had higher expectations of myself.
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    (Original post by lucy Jane.f)
    I'm around half way through year 12 and feel like it's all just a mess. I know that I'm not going to get my predicted grades, or even the grades that I require for UCAS. I have being thinking about carrying on till the end of the academic year then starting year 12 again at my sixth form where I went for high school as I'm not particularly fond of the one I'm currently at.
    I don't feel that I'm getting lower grades than I would of hoped because I'm not capable, I think it's because I wasn't really prepared for what was coming. I take biology, sociology and psychology. I was initially doing 4 including physicist. I really enjoyed physics and have always had a strong interest but dropped it due to the fact that I want to become a physio so it was kinda irrelevant and I wanted to concentrate on getting a good grade in biology.
    I have had a word with my parents and told them that I feel I am not doing particularly well which may mean I wish to redo year 12, which they were fine with. I don't think they understand how hard A levels are though as nobody else in my family have done them.
    I am currently on a C in psychology and D in biology and sociology and am predicted B in all 3. I did relatively good in my GCSE's and got 3A's and 6B's
    I really don't know what to do. Could somebody please give me some advice.

    I really am quite relieved. I honestly felt like I was the only one resitting the year. I just felt so upset and dumb. I'm in the same situation as you. I feel your pain.
    You're not alone.
 
 
 
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