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    Do people exaggerate the difficulty of A levels?
    It puts me off occasionally, but then I carry on.
    I am an extremely dedicated student and I get let down when I don't get the grades I want even though I put the time in. What am I doing wrong? Are D's and E's bad signs for your final grade?
    I am doing Chemistry, Maths and Physics and I want A*A*A*. I do my homework but I get really upset when I don't get it even after revising and teachers explaining. why does this happen?
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    (Original post by DYoverDX)
    Do people exaggerate the difficulty of A levels?
    It puts me off occasionally, but then I carry on.
    I am an extremely dedicated student and I get let down when I don't get the grades I want even though I put the time in. What am I doing wrong? Are D's and E's bad signs for your final grade?
    I am doing Chemistry, Maths and Physics and I want A*A*A*. I do my homework but I get really upset when I don't get it even after revising and teachers explaining. why does this happen?
    If you get some ads and Es, no biggie, I got one or two in mocks where I knew nothing and the most important thing was to learn from it - to go over the answers then redo the paper!

    If you don't understand a topic, go back to the start of the chapter and read through the notes. If it exists, you may benefit from looking up gcse notes on that subject. If you're still stuck, challenge yourself by asking yourself why you are stuck, and what specifically you don't understand. Then google or ask your teacher those specific questions.

    Then keep doing this, and practice the questions provided in the textbook. Then do the exam style questions from the mocks.

    Also, if you are ever getting help from a teacher, never nod and say that you understand when you don't.
    What you should do is: identify exactly what question you have. Never say 'I'm stuck with all of it', you need to make a start and identify what you do and don't understand. If there's an example you can use and get them to explain it then great. If you aren't getting anywhere then be honest and say you'll go away, study it and then get back to them with any questions. To get the most out of help, ask specific questions!

    All the best
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    (Original post by Kevin De Bruyne)
    If you get some ads and Es, no biggie, I got one or two in mocks where I knew nothing and the most important thing was to learn from it - to go over the answers then redo the paper!

    If you don't understand a topic, go back to the start of the chapter and read through the notes. If it exists, you may benefit from looking up gcse notes on that subject. If you're still stuck, challenge yourself by asking yourself why you are stuck, and what specifically you don't understand. Then google or ask your teacher those specific questions.

    Then keep doing this, and practice the questions provided in the textbook. Then do the exam style questions from the mocks.

    Also, if you are ever getting help from a teacher, never nod and say that you understand when you don't.
    What you should do is: identify exactly what question you have. Never say 'I'm stuck with all of it', you need to make a start and identify what you do and don't understand. If there's an example you can use and get them to explain it then great. If you aren't getting anywhere then be honest and say you'll go away, study it and then get back to them with any questions. To get the most out of help, ask specific questions!

    All the best
    Thank you so much.
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    You will need to work hard for AS as this will be your foundation. A2 maths can be difficult depending on modules however theres always a correct answer in maths and its all about how you approach the questions and what methods you use, lots of practice will help with this you should try physic and maths tutor (type it in google) you can find past paper questions organised by topic which can be so helpful
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