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    So I go to a grammar school and the pressure is driving me crazy. I want to take maths, fm, physics and chemistry at a level, I'm predicted 8 level 8s and one 7 in history, but I had a maths test a few days ago and I got like 68% which was a 6a and my teacher has spent the past 3 days telling me how awful I've done and how 'abysmal and failing' I am and I'm not okay with this. I messed up on like 2 questions at the end where is used the wrong trig rule, but now I'm really doubting myself and I don't know what to do.
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    leave the school if you can, grammar schools are just a name and added pressure. if not, idk what u can do. i was at a grammar and left asap in year 7 bc i became depressed (suicidal, even) due to the workload
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    Wow your teacher sounds pretty terrible. Work hard and you'll do fine in the real thing. I've gotten 68% and below in numerous tests before and it's never stopped me getting top grades lol. Definitely do get the trig rules and values totally sorted out though :P. Also if you don't like the atmosphere then maybe apply to a less selective sixth form.
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    (Original post by caspian&anakin)
    So I go to a grammar school and the pressure is driving me crazy. I want to take maths, fm, physics and chemistry at a level, I'm predicted 8 level 8s and one 7 in history, but I had a maths test a few days ago and I got like 68% which was a 6a and my teacher has spent the past 3 days telling me how awful I've done and how 'abysmal and failing' I am and I'm not okay with this. I messed up on like 2 questions at the end where is used the wrong trig rule, but now I'm really doubting myself and I don't know what to do.
    Sounds as if your teacher isn't helping you focus on success. I recommend you read a book by Carol Dweck called Mindset. It demonstrates that we do well by keeping on trying and letting ourselves learn from mistakes instead of beating ourselves up. There was also an amazing speaker I saw on YouTube, Sean Stephenson, who said "Don't believe any prediction about you unless it empowers you" Yes, doing those 4 A-levels will be hard work. You are the one who knows whether you're willing to put in the effort.
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    (Original post by caspian&anakin)
    So I go to a grammar school and the pressure is driving me crazy. I want to take maths, fm, physics and chemistry at a level, I'm predicted 8 level 8s and one 7 in history, but I had a maths test a few days ago and I got like 68% which was a 6a and my teacher has spent the past 3 days telling me how awful I've done and how 'abysmal and failing' I am and I'm not okay with this. I messed up on like 2 questions at the end where is used the wrong trig rule, but now I'm really doubting myself and I don't know what to do.
    The pressure is there to make you good. Btw 6=b
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