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    I'm in year 13 and I absolutely hate it. Academically, year 12 was the worst year I've ever had (went from 10 A*-A at GCSE to a D and an E in maths and further maths AS) and I don't know how much longer I can cope with the feeling of inadequacy that I'm constantly having. I started at a sixth form unconnected to my secondary school, as it has such a great reputation in my area and I wanted to go there since year 7 (what a mistake that was; the environment is awful and I don't feel cared about as a student whatsoever, a far cry from my secondary days). Idk, I just needed to vent about how unhappy I am atm; I'm expecting bad predicted grades that'll stop me doing the course I want.
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    This is sad to hear.
    What went wrong for you in Year 12?
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    (Original post by Meltend)
    This is sad to hear.
    What went wrong for you in Year 12?
    A mix of me having the wrong attitude towards studying, being overwhelmed with pressure/stress, and juggling it with a relationship that did nothing but distract me and occupy my time
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    Dam dude, can kinda relate. Moved from IB system (in Austria) into year 12. Now year 13 is breaking my back working double weekends and stuff. Dont know if I can offer any advice, but i feel you man. Mum told me these 2 yrs in life are the hardest, but once you get them done, the stress dissipates. We're all in these a-level years together, best try and connect with one another and help eachother out

    you got this dude
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    (Original post by Fendty)
    Dam dude, can kinda relate. Moved from IB system (in Austria) into year 12. Now year 13 is breaking my back working double weekends and stuff. Dont know if I can offer any advice, but i feel you man. Mum told me these 2 yrs in life are the hardest, but once you get them done, the stress dissipates. We're all in these a-level years together, best try and connect with one another and help eachother out

    you got this dude
    I think you're right, it's a few more months of suffering and then everything will be fine
    It's just so difficult to feel motivated when it feels like the odds are stacked against me, you know?
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    (Original post by AyoNW)
    I think you're right, it's a few more months of suffering and then everything will be fine
    It's just so difficult to feel motivated when it feels like the odds are stacked against me, you know?
    Yea totally, im usually quite motivated as a person but yr13 is just death and destruction and maths and coffee. Feels like there are never any breaks
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    I'm so sorry that things are going this way.

    For your mental stability, I would highly recommend that you seek some counselling in these first few months as Year 13 will get tougher.
    Perhaps start going ahead and self-teaching yourself a few concepts to reduce the workload in the future.
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    (Original post by Fendty)
    Yea totally, im usually quite motivated as a person but yr13 is just death and destruction and maths and coffee. Feels like there are never any breaks
    Don't drink coffee but I can relate there lol
    You are just expected to always be working if you want to stand a chance, so I'm slowly working towards that
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    (Original post by Bulletzone)
    I'm so sorry that things are going this way.

    For your mental stability, I would highly recommend that you seek some counselling in these first few months as Year 13 will get tougher.
    Perhaps start going ahead and self-teaching yourself a few concepts to reduce the workload in the future.
    I think I will go for counseling soon; I did some. Online counseling in year 10 and it helped out quite a bit
    I think I have an issue with wanting to deal with everything on my own, which is kinda why I haven't already gone for counseling
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    Maybe you should repeat Y12 with a fresh start at a new school. Govt will pay for 3 years of 6th form.
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    Maybe you used the same strategies at GCSE for year 12 and that wasn't ideal?
    You could possibly find another route of revision that'll benefit you better at A Levels.
    I know that I tried a totally different menthol of revising for year 12 and I came out with 3 B's but then I'm doing essay based subjects.
    I know year 13 is hard, I'm doing it too, but honestly, its all about priorities. Good luck though! You can message me if you ever want to have a venting moment :eek3:
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    (Original post by TCL)
    Maybe you should repeat Y12 with a fresh start at a new school. Govt will pay for 3 years of 6th form.
    Redoing a year would be such a setback that I don't really want to consider it; I'd rather just power through this year and get it done tbh
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    (Original post by Angxla)
    Maybe you used the same strategies at GCSE for year 12 and that wasn't ideal?
    You could possibly find another route of revision that'll benefit you better at A Levels.
    I know that I tried a totally different menthol of revising for year 12 and I came out with 3 B's but then I'm doing essay based subjects.
    I know year 13 is hard, I'm doing it too, but honestly, its all about priorities. Good luck though! You can message me if you ever want to have a venting moment :eek3:
    Thank you I may have to take you up on that offer at some point
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    If you think you're not going to pass year 13, retake year 12.. One more year of your life in sixth form isn't a lot in exchange for better grades.
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    (Original post by AyoNW)
    I'm in year 13 and I absolutely hate it. Academically, year 12 was the worst year I've ever had (went from 10 A*-A at GCSE to a D and an E in maths and further maths AS) and I don't know how much longer I can cope with the feeling of inadequacy that I'm constantly having. I started at a sixth form unconnected to my secondary school, as it has such a great reputation in my area and I wanted to go there since year 7 (what a mistake that was; the environment is awful and I don't feel cared about as a student whatsoever, a far cry from my secondary days). Idk, I just needed to vent about how unhappy I am atm; I'm expecting bad predicted grades that'll stop me doing the course I want.
    I can definitely relate. I moved schools after year 12 and have heaps of catch up for my subjects due to different exam boards. With a retake mixed in, i'm essentially doing both years in one. I'm at a huge disadvantage and very very stressed.
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    If you're looking for counselling and haven't found this before, childline do an excellent online tool that I turn to when sixth form is really getting me down.
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    consider an advanced apprenticeship (level 3) if you want to still be learning but not in a traditional sense, youll probably have to go into a local college 2-3 days a week to do a qualification but by your gcses youre more than capable, should be easier than alevels
    an apprenticeship is hard to get into though, interviews etc but dont let it put you off as its better than doing alevels youre struggling with imho + you can still go to uni and maybe even a sponsored degree/guaranteed job at the end
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    (Original post by AyoNW)
    Thank you I may have to take you up on that offer at some point
    Anytime! :^_^:
 
 
 
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