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    Hey, so last year I took Chemistry, Psychology and History A Levels. I've been doing very well in my essay subjects (at least B grades), but in Chemistry I really struggled. My teachers reassured me that with hard work I could get much better grades so I persisted through Year 12 and stayed behind after school every day and did extra homework, had one-to-one sessions with my Chemistry teachers in order to improve.

    At the end of Year 12, I came out with a U in my AS Level. I talked to the Head of Sixth Form and noticing that I'm clearly better at essay subjects and he allowed me to drop Chemistry and pick up Philosophy to try and sit AS and A2 in one year.

    Unfortunately, I lack capability to catch up and achieve success from this. I suffer from some mental illnesses and while I can handle three A Levels, I simply began to suffer from trying to catch up on a whole AS. In addition I've been going through a lot of troubling times and so my Philosophy teacher (knowing my previous issues) decided that I could not handle this and dropped me from the course.

    The situation I'm now in is that I'm in Year 13 and doing only two A Levels. I'm completely not happy with this and attribute it to picking a subject that I wasn't suited to.
    I can't apply to uni in my current situation and I don't know what to do. I feel so stuck. Resitting Year 12 starting from now sounds scary to me and I'm not sure I want to be at school another year; it also feels wasteful when I'm doing completely fine in the subjects I picked correctly.

    What should I do?
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    Keep at it but if you fail try again, however if you fail after that try again also.

    On a serious note: Focus on your A-Levels dedicate time and commitment to them, don't take a quick exit, there's people in their mid-30s considering doing them again.
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