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    Put lots and lots of work in (revision and hw) and always ask for help when u need it- dont leave things that u dont know and come back to it later.
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    Advice or anyone in alevel needing advice
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    Well I have a problem that I feel like is eating me up. So I'm a Year 1 student and the A- Levels I'm Studying Economics Social Science, Biology and Mathematics. I feel like a right loser at the moment and I don't want this to lead on and make me depressed... Basically so far we've had alot of tests in our subjects. People are managing to get really high grades and on the other hand I'm averaging at a D...ive even got Us, I got Ds, Cs - once I managed to scrape a B. It's really really sad because I'm supposed to be getting Bs and everytime I don't they pull me up. They tell me I'm not working hard enough, they tell me if I don't then I'm not worthy of my seat. See the reason it's sad is because I'm trying... Im putting the effort in but im finding it hard to adjust - it's only been 2 months. Honestly Im crying because of the pressure - generally I'm an optimistic person - My ambitions are to get grade As and A*s and go to the top Universitys (after Oxbridge)... I feel like my ambitions get weaker and crushed everytime I get those grades. I feel like the teachers have lost faith in me, and soon enough they'll probably predict me Bs & Cs for my predicted grades leaving my dreams as a dream. I'll be honest, I'm probably seen as the most dumbest in the Class. I feel so *****y it's unbelievable - I got GCSE grades that everyone is really impressed with but what's the point If I can't do well in A LEVELS. I feel like it's time... Maybe I need time to get used to it - my goal is to change everything from day one of 2018, but then I think what if it's too late. Im working and working, I don't get time to do the things I want to and then there's people winging it. I feel like I can do exceptionally well... But one teacher told me that It's not a fairyland. Everyone's lost trust in me, teachers and soon enough family. I just don't want it to be myself. I was so so so motivated to do well for the Mocks but I already got one grade - D. Ive probably got similar grades and U in the rest. There's no motivation left... Regarding this topic and issue I've found no one relatable. It breaks my heart... It's like it's just grades but at the same time it's my future...I don't know what to do
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    Well I have a problem that I feel like is eating me up. So I'm a Year 1 student and the A- Levels I'm Studying Economics Social Science, Biology and Mathematics. I feel like a right loser at the moment and I don't want this to lead on and make me depressed... Basically so far we've had alot of tests in our subjects. People are managing to get really high grades and on the other hand I'm averaging at a D...ive even got Us, I got Ds, Cs - once I managed to scrape a B. It's really really sad because I'm supposed to be getting Bs and everytime I don't they pull me up. They tell me I'm not working hard enough, they tell me if I don't then I'm not worthy of my seat. See the reason it's sad is because I'm trying... Im putting the effort in but im finding it hard to adjust - it's only been 2 months. Honestly Im crying because of the pressure - generally I'm an optimistic person - My ambitions are to get grade As and A*s and go to the top Universitys (after Oxbridge)... I feel like my ambitions get weaker and crushed everytime I get those grades. I feel like the teachers have lost faith in me, and soon enough they'll probably predict me Bs & Cs for my predicted grades leaving my dreams as a dream. I'll be honest, I'm probably seen as the most dumbest in the Class. I feel so *****y it's unbelievable - I got GCSE grades that everyone is really impressed with but what's the point If I can't do well in A LEVELS. I feel like it's time... Maybe I need time to get used to it - my goal is to change everything from day one of 2018, but then I think what if it's too late. Im working and working, I don't get time to do the things I want to and then there's people winging it. I feel like I can do exceptionally well... But one teacher told me that It's not a fairyland. Everyone's lost trust in me, teachers and soon enough family. I just don't want it to be myself. I was so so so motivated to do well for the Mocks but I already got one grade - D. Ive probably got similar grades and U in the rest. There's no motivation left... Regarding this topic and issue I've found no one relatable. It breaks my heart... It's like it's just grades but at the same time it's my future...I don't know what to do
    Take it one step at a time - everyone is off to often a rocky start at A-level since you're not used to the exams , content and style of questions.
    Most people don't get great grades as the start of the year , I certainly didn't :-), it gets better ur grades will pick up if u just keep pushing.
    Remember one step at a time and practice,practice, practice- exam papers, summary questions and go over mistakes you've made so that u don't make silly errors.
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    Well I have a problem that I feel like is eating me up. So I'm a Year 1 student and the A- Levels I'm Studying Economics Social Science, Biology and Mathematics. I feel like a right loser at the moment and I don't want this to lead on and make me depressed... Basically so far we've had alot of tests in our subjects. People are managing to get really high grades and on the other hand I'm averaging at a D...ive even got Us, I got Ds, Cs - once I managed to scrape a B. It's really really sad because I'm supposed to be getting Bs and everytime I don't they pull me up. They tell me I'm not working hard enough, they tell me if I don't then I'm not worthy of my seat. See the reason it's sad is because I'm trying... Im putting the effort in but im finding it hard to adjust - it's only been 2 months. Honestly Im crying because of the pressure - generally I'm an optimistic person - My ambitions are to get grade As and A*s and go to the top Universitys (after Oxbridge)... I feel like my ambitions get weaker and crushed everytime I get those grades. I feel like the teachers have lost faith in me, and soon enough they'll probably predict me Bs & Cs for my predicted grades leaving my dreams as a dream. I'll be honest, I'm probably seen as the most dumbest in the Class. I feel so *****y it's unbelievable - I got GCSE grades that everyone is really impressed with but what's the point If I can't do well in A LEVELS. I feel like it's time... Maybe I need time to get used to it - my goal is to change everything from day one of 2018, but then I think what if it's too late. Im working and working, I don't get time to do the things I want to and then there's people winging it. I feel like I can do exceptionally well... But one teacher told me that It's not a fairyland. Everyone's lost trust in me, teachers and soon enough family. I just don't want it to be myself. I was so so so motivated to do well for the Mocks but I already got one grade - D. Ive probably got similar grades and U in the rest. There's no motivation left... Regarding this topic and issue I've found no one relatable. It breaks my heart... It's like it's just grades but at the same time it's my future...I don't know what to do
    I know the feeling. I got off to a rough start at AS too. In some of my subjects I was doing well but in others I kept getting D's and C's on exam papers all the way up to Christmas.
    I really recommend doing as many past exam questions as you can possibly get your hands on, if you aren't already. The new, incredibly specific exam style is often what trips people up so it's best to familiarise yourself with it as best you can. I think that for me, this made a world of difference.
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    I know the feeling. I got off to a rough start at AS too. In some of my subjects I was doing well but in others I kept getting D's and C's on exam papers all the way up to Christmas.
    I really recommend doing as many past exam questions as you can possibly get your hands on, if you aren't already. The new, incredibly specific exam style is often what trips people up so it's best to familiarise yourself with it as best you can. I think that for me, this made a world of difference.
    If you don't Mind me asking what grades are you now averaging at?
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    If you don't Mind me asking what grades are you now averaging at?
    A*AA in physics, chemistry and maths.
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    (Original post by lostplot)
    Well I have a problem that I feel like is eating me up. So I'm a Year 1 student and the A- Levels I'm Studying Economics Social Science, Biology and Mathematics. I feel like a right loser at the moment and I don't want this to lead on and make me depressed... Basically so far we've had alot of tests in our subjects. People are managing to get really high grades and on the other hand I'm averaging at a D...ive even got Us, I got Ds, Cs - once I managed to scrape a B. It's really really sad because I'm supposed to be getting Bs and everytime I don't they pull me up. They tell me I'm not working hard enough, they tell me if I don't then I'm not worthy of my seat. See the reason it's sad is because I'm trying... Im putting the effort in but im finding it hard to adjust - it's only been 2 months. Honestly Im crying because of the pressure - generally I'm an optimistic person - My ambitions are to get grade As and A*s and go to the top Universitys (after Oxbridge)... I feel like my ambitions get weaker and crushed everytime I get those grades. I feel like the teachers have lost faith in me, and soon enough they'll probably predict me Bs & Cs for my predicted grades leaving my dreams as a dream. I'll be honest, I'm probably seen as the most dumbest in the Class. I feel so *****y it's unbelievable - I got GCSE grades that everyone is really impressed with but what's the point If I can't do well in A LEVELS. I feel like it's time... Maybe I need time to get used to it - my goal is to change everything from day one of 2018, but then I think what if it's too late. Im working and working, I don't get time to do the things I want to and then there's people winging it. I feel like I can do exceptionally well... But one teacher told me that It's not a fairyland. Everyone's lost trust in me, teachers and soon enough family. I just don't want it to be myself. I was so so so motivated to do well for the Mocks but I already got one grade - D. Ive probably got similar grades and U in the rest. There's no motivation left... Regarding this topic and issue I've found no one relatable. It breaks my heart... It's like it's just grades but at the same time it's my future...I don't know what to do
    This isn't that unusual. There's a big jump between GCSE and A-level. A lot of my classmates are getting Cs, Ds, Es and even Us even though they don't seem to be struggling. Of course, it's possible to get A*s and As in your first assessments (I did), but it's not essential for success. These D and E-grade students I talked about earlier have been given As and Bs as target grades for the end of the 2 years. Grades go up over time.

    That said, they won't go up unless you work hard. Learn from your mistakes for future tests. Remember that the entire 2 years is basically rehearsal for the big show (the terminal exam).
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    A*AA in physics, chemistry and maths.
    Wow! That is amazing!!
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    Going places mate 😂😎💯💯
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