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I'm really stressing about my as levels as I know I haven't worked hard enough this year most regrettably and am wondering if any students have managed to turn things around during A2 year and fix poor grades to get into competitive fields (my GCSEs were good) and I want to do medicine - all my teachers are doubting me and it makes me feel like there's no point trying

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I'm really stressing about my as levels as I know I haven't worked hard enough this year most regrettably and am wondering if any students have managed to turn things around during A2 year and fix poor grades to get into competitive fields (my GCSEs were good) and I want to do medicine - all my teachers are doubting me and it makes me feel like there's no point trying

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Hi there! Sorry to hear about the doubt expressed by your teachers :hugs:. Are you in your AS year thinking you'll need to do better next year? It's definitely possible to turn things around!
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Hi there! Sorry to hear about the doubt expressed by your teachers :hugs:. Are you in your AS year thinking you'll need to do better next year? It's definitely possible to turn things around!
Yeah that's right I'm in year 12 and I know i haven't worked as hard as I should i just really hope it's not too late, a levels are now linear so AS's are a seperate qualification (everything is assessed again for A2 year) so I know it's harder next year because there's even more content...

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I'm really stressing about my as levels as I know I haven't worked hard enough this year most regrettably and am wondering if any students have managed to turn things around during A2 year and fix poor grades to get into competitive fields (my GCSEs were good) and I want to do medicine - all my teachers are doubting me and it makes me feel like there's no point trying

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I`m going to guarantee you you can definitely fix your grades in A2. I`m in A2 and screwed up in yr 12 so my grades were awful, but i managed to turn things upside down during A2 and just like i did it, it`s definitely not impossible for you either

the thing is with A2 it somehow becomes easier, because you`ve picked up the pace and realised how much the standard of work matters, so you tend to get better grades (or at least the majority of sixth formers i know, including myself, think so) i have faith you can definitely do it. No matter how your teachers treat you (my teachers don`t have much faith in me either lmao) YOU are the one who knows yourself and knows that you are capable of doing this. I, for one definitely have seen massive amounts of improvement - i went from Ds in AS to now As and i`m looking for those A*`s so literally just please don`t doubt yourself ;D
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I`m going to guarantee you you can definitely fix your grades in A2. I`m in A2 and screwed up in yr 12 so my grades were awful, but i managed to turn things upside down during A2 and just like i did it, it`s definitely not impossible for you either

the thing is with A2 it somehow becomes easier, because you`ve picked up the pace and realised how much the standard of work matters, so you tend to get better grades (or at least the majority of sixth formers i know, including myself, think so) i have faith you can definitely do it. No matter how your teachers treat you (my teachers don`t have much faith in me either lmao) YOU are the one who knows yourself and knows that you are capable of doing this. I, for one definitely have seen massive amounts of improvement - i went from Ds in AS to now As and i`m looking for those A*`s so literally just please don`t doubt yourself ;D
Well done on the improvement and thank you so much for this reply, really makes me want to work harder good luck with your A2s!!
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Some AS do not even count for the next year, such as my history and physics exams, further mathematics, mathematics and law counted by I resat two maths exams and a law exams after getting Cs in them (I did not resit the year, just the exams for those). You can always turn it around, no one knows yourself better than you, even your teachers. You know how much work you can do, most AS stuff becomes a lot easier after a second year.
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Don't worry. The only **** you'll have to deal with is all this nonsense about predicted grades due to AS exams dictating your entry to a University. If you're on the new system, you can probably persuade your teachers to predict otherwise: I messed up my math exams due to a bunch of stuff I wont discuss, but my Math teacher last year (great gal, was splendid) predicted higher grades purely for the sake of a Uni application because she trusted me. Needless to say, just rely on your teachers and tell them genuinely how you'll improve, and then do it, and you'll be fine. You need to show your teachers that you care.

My story would be panic attacks in my final Physics A-Level. Let me tell you, my bottle of water was crammed with the nastiest stinkiest most foul painkillers you're meant to swallow, just to keep me awake and to give me a kick in the arse to get through the exam. My second exam was a 90+% exam, with the first being a sad 10/75... that's the painful reality of life. Turned it around though, and fixed the exam stress. U in Bio mocks were fixed too, same for Maths (albeit still panicky)

Either way, it's definitely possible to go from a U to an A* if you try well, and I'm sure that if you mean what you're saying you'll make it just fine. I know that there are some folks in my Phys class who went from a U last year to a B or A this year, which is pretty darned amazing. If you ever need any Bio or Maths assistance, feel free to ask... just steer the Chemistry away, I've no clue on that xD
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Don't worry. The only **** you'll have to deal with is all this nonsense about predicted grades due to AS exams dictating your entry to a University. If you're on the new system, you can probably persuade your teachers to predict otherwise: I messed up my math exams due to a bunch of stuff I wont discuss, but my Math teacher last year (great gal, was splendid) predicted higher grades purely for the sake of a Uni application because she trusted me. Needless to say, just rely on your teachers and tell them genuinely how you'll improve, and then do it, and you'll be fine. You need to show your teachers that you care.

My story would be panic attacks in my final Physics A-Level. Let me tell you, my bottle of water was crammed with the nastiest stinkiest most foul painkillers you're meant to swallow, just to keep me awake and to give me a kick in the arse to get through the exam. My second exam was a 90+% exam, with the first being a sad 10/75... that's the painful reality of life. Turned it around though, and fixed the exam stress. U in Bio mocks were fixed too, same for Maths (albeit still panicky)

Either way, it's definitely possible to go from a U to an A* if you try well, and I'm sure that if you mean what you're saying you'll make it just fine. I know that there are some folks in my Phys class who went from a U last year to a B or A this year, which is pretty darned amazing. If you ever need any Bio or Maths assistance, feel free to ask... just steer the Chemistry away, I've no clue on that xD
Wow thank you so so much for the reply!! I really appreciate the reassurance which year are you currently in if you don't mind me asking?
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Some AS do not even count for the next year, such as my history and physics exams, further mathematics, mathematics and law counted by I resat two maths exams and a law exams after getting Cs in them (I did not resit the year, just the exams for those). You can always turn it around, no one knows yourself better than you, even your teachers. You know how much work you can do, most AS stuff becomes a lot easier after a second year.

Thank you so much for the reply!
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Dw just wait till results day I feel the same.as you but I have been revising a lot through the year just silly exam stress
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I wouldn't even worry about it I'm in the exact same position and I really believe next year I'll turn all my grades around. Don't let teachers put doubt in your mind and predicted grades literally mean nothing to me. Get this - my predicted grade for Biology is a D, but I got an A and a B in my recent mocks. Like what the hell? They went down from a C too. Probably because my attendance is 89%
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I`m going to guarantee you you can definitely fix your grades in A2. I`m in A2 and screwed up in yr 12 so my grades were awful, but i managed to turn things upside down during A2 and just like i did it, it`s definitely not impossible for you either

the thing is with A2 it somehow becomes easier, because you`ve picked up the pace and realised how much the standard of work matters, so you tend to get better grades (or at least the majority of sixth formers i know, including myself, think so) i have faith you can definitely do it. No matter how your teachers treat you (my teachers don`t have much faith in me either lmao) YOU are the one who knows yourself and knows that you are capable of doing this. I, for one definitely have seen massive amounts of improvement - i went from Ds in AS to now As and i`m looking for those A*`s so literally just please don`t doubt yourself ;D
That's amazing!
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Wow thank you so so much for the reply!! I really appreciate the reassurance which year are you currently in if you don't mind me asking?
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I'm really stressing about my as levels as I know I haven't worked hard enough this year most regrettably and am wondering if any students have managed to turn things around during A2 year and fix poor grades to get into competitive fields (my GCSEs were good) and I want to do medicine - all my teachers are doubting me and it makes me feel like there's no point trying

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I am in the exact same position. But i can tell that not only are others doubting you, you are doubting yourself. Stop doubting yourself, you got good grades at GCSE and if you work for it yes u can turn it around just keep trying and dont give up.

and there will be moments where you do feel like giving up but dont because you need to prove them wrong.
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Thank you so much for the reply!
Np, all the best
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That's amazing!
thanks! it`s reassuring when you see improvement ;D

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Well done on the improvement and thank you so much for this reply, really makes me want to work harder good luck with your A2s!!
Thank you!! I`m happy to have been of help ~~
and goodluck with your AS exams, too
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"Three choices in life: Give up, Give in or Give It Your All" --- THE ROCK

Just give it your all you little jabroni and make Rocky proud.

(It is possible with retakes or with the new A levels there is little reason to be
worrying)
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