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    Hi,
    so i got the results of my January mocks back and I got EDD (Biology, chemistry, and English lang/lit, respectively). I feel as though no matter how hard I work my grades just are not improving, I don't know whether I should drop out and do a college course or something along those lines. My only issue is that I really want to study midwifery at university and I don't know whether I will without a levels.
    Any advice?
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    Honesty, It depends on how much effort you believe you put in compared to what you could have. First try different revision methods and time you spend revising. If it doesn't help to improve grades you could pursue another way to get into your chosen field.
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    (Original post by morvira)
    Hi,
    so i got the results of my January mocks back and I got EDD (Biology, chemistry, and English lang/lit, respectively). I feel as though no matter how hard I work my grades just are not improving, I don't know whether I should drop out and do a college course or something along those lines. My only issue is that I really want to study midwifery at university and I don't know whether I will without a levels.
    Any advice?
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    Have you asked your teachers for advice? They may be able to suggest where exactly you are going wrong - it might be that you aren't studying the content in enough depth, or perhaps that you understand the concepts but aren't very good at expressing your answers on paper or don't have very good exam technique You college should have a study support department who could help you with things like exam technique, revision planing, testing for special educational needs, etc. so they might be worth talking to too
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    See the year through - there's no use leaving your course midway and then realise there's no course to join halfway through the year at colleges, etc.

    Perhaps its the way in which you're revising? Revision technique greatly affect your ability to retain information - perhaps if you're just using books & notes to read from and rewriting, then try changing it up?

    - Write up (only key) notes onto small flashcards, and use them on the bus, train or whilst walking to and from school.
    - Download some podcasts/Youtube videos onto your phone, and listen to them whenever you can.
    - Record yourself! Playback a voice recording reading out those flashcards/info and they'll be written into your memory easily!
    - Past papers. Past Papers. PAST PAPERS. Literally nothing better than putting yourself through the same thing as you did in Mocks and will do in the real thing.

    You got this :thumbsup: Lemme know how things go once you've thought about trying some of these out
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    See the year out, i am doing biology and chemistry as well for that do practice questions as they are worded weirdly to understand and many of them come up again and again. If you can push for CC in biology and chemistry and depending if english is linear or not go for C or B. You'll be fine though all you have to do is put alot of work in, what i recommend is to get the syllabus of Chemistry and Biology and work your way through it as well as practice questions and flash cards.

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      (Original post by morvira)
      Hi,
      so i got the results of my January mocks back and I got EDD (Biology, chemistry, and English lang/lit, respectively). I feel as though no matter how hard I work my grades just are not improving, I don't know whether I should drop out and do a college course or something along those lines. My only issue is that I really want to study midwifery at university and I don't know whether I will without a levels.
      Any advice?
      Thanks
      I got in my mocks DDD and then in the summer I got AAB. You can do it!!
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      My friend did a BTEC in health and social care and got into York to do a degree in nursing, so maybe you should consider doing a BTEC?
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      (Original post by morvira)
      Hi,
      so i got the results of my January mocks back and I got EDD (Biology, chemistry, and English lang/lit, respectively). I feel as though no matter how hard I work my grades just are not improving, I don't know whether I should drop out and do a college course or something along those lines. My only issue is that I really want to study midwifery at university and I don't know whether I will without a levels.
      Any advice?
      Thanks
      Don't drop out, if you do you will regret it in the future. If I were you, I would, until the exams, not get distracted e.g. Going out with friends, and focus on studying until you, yourself feel like you have made a great improvement in your knowledge. Once that happens, you will see the great improvements in your actual exam. From there continue on with life as another obstacle has been passed and dealt with.

      Good Luck
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