(Original post by [email protected])
I think hanging around the wrong people affected my GCSE results ive leant my lesson and in a-levels i wont make the same mistake twice. I did though pull -through on the second year of my GCSE course acheiving top 3 in the School for my year but if i had a better start i would be looking at number 1. But dont dwell in the past its onwards and upwards.
Would you say you were influenced by your group of friends in a good or bad way? Would you have changed it?
It's good to hear you are back on track. When I started college, I expected my younger brother to do well in his Year 11 with his GCSEs and, at least pass them all. However, loads of stuff happened that year. He started hanging around with a couple of mates I know, who are my age and they would start going out often. I think he and his best friend got into a fight at school once and called the boys but was let off by the police. He also ran away from home for a few weeks and the police found him with his best mate and his girlfriend living in a squatter. In the end, he only passed 4 GCSEs and went to some crappy college to study something about car mechanics or something. He then once wanted to do hairdressing after being influenced by a mate to do it but has now decided to begin his second year on the mechanics course instead.
So I would say, hanging around with the wrong crowd can affect your education and stuff. They weren't bad guys he hung around with and weren't like a gang or anything. They just liked to hang around often together and go out and stuff. Thank God I never hung around with them when I was at secondary school with them from Years 7-9.