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    Hi.

    So im in my first term on A Levels & i do History, English Lit and Economics.

    For GcSEs I got 5 A*s and 6 As- and being perfectly honest, I did not revise very much for GCSEs

    I am really really struggling at the moment
    . Genuinely and whole heartedly. I have changed schools from a low attaining state school to a grammar school, where competition is rife.

    In my history class, the teacher has his favourites, two students who seem to know everything and get full marks. Instead of inspiring, i find it demotivating.

    I am getting poor results, the lowest in the class currently. I feel like im stuck in the endless cycle of no motivation for revision, failing tests, seeing other people doing extremely well, and repeating this cycle.

    I am really struggling and dont think I can cope. Please someone tell me that you have done A levels and can get through them. I am seriously considering dropping out- but academia is the only thing i have ever been “good” at.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for reading this ramble
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    Have you asked your teacher for help? Or some of your friends who are on the same course? Don't keep all of your worries to yourself.
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    I understand it may be hard to not compare yourself to others ( i get really competitive sometimes too) but you must try to focus on your own self improvement. There will always be someone better but looking at others results will unmotivate you
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    (Original post by cheesecakelove)
    Have you asked your teacher for help? Or some of your friends who are on the same course? Don't keep all of your worries to yourself.
    I havent asked my teachers for help, at a new school, I dont really know any of the teachers. As with friends, yes i have, however not much use came out of it
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    (Original post by Noodlestudent)
    I understand it may be hard to not compare yourself to others ( i get really competitive sometimes too) but you must try to focus on your own self improvement. There will always be someone better but looking at others results will unmotivate you
    ah thank you for this! yes, very exceptionally true
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    (Original post by g_a1)
    I havent asked my teachers for help, at a new school, I dont really know any of the teachers. As with friends, yes i have, however not much use came out of it
    Even if you are at a new school, the teachers will be happy to help. They have a duty to make sure you learn and understand everything, so don't feel like you can't approach them.
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    (Original post by cheesecakelove)
    Even if you are at a new school, the teachers will be happy to help. They have a duty to make sure you learn and understand everything, so don't feel like you can't approach them.
    it is just difficult to approach teachers, when they clearly have favourite students, i dont feel like asking for help would help me much anyway.
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