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    I have been feeling a bit depressed lately because I haven't been doing well in my A levels and just want to know if anyone knows any good advice on how to feel more positive. I want to get over it but am struggling.
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    I'm feeling pretty down about A Levels as well!! I'm not sure what specifically is bothering you, but I'll try and give a few pointers.

    - Make a to do list of things you need to do, break things down into smaller and smaller tasks until it seems achievable. It feels really good to check off things you've done.
    - Do something you really love. For me, this might be cooking myself a really nice meal or drawing, but whatever you enjoy is good to do.
    - Speak to your tutors. I don't know how your sixth form/college is, but I have a good relationship with my tutors and it always helps to talk to them when I'm feeling overwhelmed or stressed out with my workload (I'm doing 4 A2 subjects)
    - Try and get revision done in small parts. Don't try and cram in information for hours at a time, because it will probably not help at all and it'll just make you feel worse. Try and do one topic in one revision session, it might help if you can do this in a quiet place at school instead of at home because you'll be less distracted. It will help to find a way that really helps you retain information (I watched videos about topics I needed to revise)
    - Make plans. This might be for the weekend to reward yourself for working hard, or making plans for breaks or after exams so you have something to look forward to.
    - Speak to your friends or family about how you're feeling. They might be able to offer some advice or just relate to how you're feeling, so you know that you're not alone.

    Overall, just don't put too much pressure on yourself - you can only do as best as you can! I hope you feel better soon, it's really hard to have so much pressure put on you
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    (Original post by hypnotismm)
    I'm feeling pretty down about A Levels as well!! I'm not sure what specifically is bothering you, but I'll try and give a few pointers.

    - Make a to do list of things you need to do, break things down into smaller and smaller tasks until it seems achievable. It feels really good to check off things you've done.
    - Do something you really love. For me, this might be cooking myself a really nice meal or drawing, but whatever you enjoy is good to do.
    - Speak to your tutors. I don't know how your sixth form/college is, but I have a good relationship with my tutors and it always helps to talk to them when I'm feeling overwhelmed or stressed out with my workload (I'm doing 4 A2 subjects)
    - Try and get revision done in small parts. Don't try and cram in information for hours at a time, because it will probably not help at all and it'll just make you feel worse. Try and do one topic in one revision session, it might help if you can do this in a quiet place at school instead of at home because you'll be less distracted. It will help to find a way that really helps you retain information (I watched videos about topics I needed to revise)
    - Make plans. This might be for the weekend to reward yourself for working hard, or making plans for breaks or after exams so you have something to look forward to.
    - Speak to your friends or family about how you're feeling. They might be able to offer some advice or just relate to how you're feeling, so you know that you're not alone.

    Overall, just don't put too much pressure on yourself - you can only do as best as you can! I hope you feel better soon, it's really hard to have so much pressure put on you
    Thanks so much for the advice! I'm feeling a little better now.
 
 
 
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