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    Finally got my ucas in the other week and already received an unconditional offer from one uni (I finished A-Levels a few years ago so I'm not wait in on results) which is a confidence boost. Applied to do History but I got a D at Alevel and I'm so worried I'll be too stupid and out of practice to handle the work I was always better at coursework and long research papers rather than on the spot tests but I'm so nervous.
    I struggle with anxiety as it is but I need to see my doctor and start medication as I don't see myself handling the move to university well if i stay this way.

    Sorry this is so long - has anyone felt the same way before starting their course? Or tips for managing the move while dealing with mental health problems? I'm not so worried about the social side I things, it's everything else 😂
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    (Original post by Grace_courtney)
    Finally got my ucas in the other week and already received an unconditional offer from one uni (I finished A-Levels a few years ago so I'm not wait in on results) which is a confidence boost. Applied to do History but I got a D at Alevel and I'm so worried I'll be too stupid and out of practice to handle the work I was always better at coursework and long research papers rather than on the spot tests but I'm so nervous.
    I struggle with anxiety as it is but I need to see my doctor and start medication as I don't see myself handling the move to university well if i stay this way.

    Sorry this is so long - has anyone felt the same way before starting their course? Or tips for managing the move while dealing with mental health problems? I'm not so worried about the social side I things, it's everything else 😂
    I went to uni having had to retake my A-Levels just to get BBB (I originally had BCC). As a result I thought I could never get a 2:1. Came to uni and I found I was doing as well as if not better than people with better A-Level grades and got a very solid 2:1 overall (66%) with some firsts in some coursework.

    Also whilst I got a B overall, I got a D in my A2 History exam, took some History modules for my degree and got 2:1's in all of them. Like you I usually did better at coursework than exams, and thats a much bigger part of uni study than A-Levels. Remember the first year doesn't count towards your final grade at most unis so you can have a couple of not so good marks whilst you get up to scratch without lasting consequence.

    So moral of the story: A-Level grades don't necessarily determine how you will do at uni.
 
 
 
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