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    GCSE's are so misguiding all they show is if you went to a privileged school also you do not even need them in order to be successful and when you get to university they become useless pieces of paper! You can just start a business or get your dream job and be just as successful without them!
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    I also got mostly U's at gcse due to depression so stfu if you say they are easy to do!
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    is this depression diagnosed by your doctor?

    or is it like my gf? in my mind
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    (Original post by jonashon)
    is this depression diagnosed by your doctor?

    or is it like my gf? in my mind
    It is not diagnosed but I have severe depression and anxiety and was not able to pass my exams however gcse's are useless and you can still be succesful without them so it does no really matter!
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    (Original post by Archon9)
    It is not diagnosed but I have severe depression and anxiety and was not able to pass my exams however gcse's are useless and you can still be succesful without them so it does no really matter!
    if it's not diagnosed that means that you don't have it

    you're just lazy
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    Plenty of kids from non-privileged backgrounds/schools who do very well at their GCSEs, A levels, Degrees, etc.

    So what’s your plan? Given it’s February I’m guessing you did your GCSEs a while ago.

    Also if you feel that you have depression and anxiety to the point it caused you to fail your exams then you need to see a doctor.
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    GCSEs might be useless once you have a degree but you need them in order to get into uni and get your degree
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    (Original post by Archon9)
    gcse's are useless and you can still be succesful without them so it does no really matter!
    They're not useless, but you can be 'successful' without them (although probably not academically), just as you can without a degree. It's just a lot easier to get a decent, well-paid job if you have qualifications.
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    (Original post by Archon9)
    GCSE's are so misguiding all they show is if you went to a privileged school also you do not even need them in order to be successful and when you get to university they become useless pieces of paper! You can just start a business or get your dream job and be just as successful without them!
    You’re right, most GCSEs are useless. But, most employers/colleges/universities will require at least a Grade C/4 in English Language and Mathematics; it also helps if you have three other passes because having 5 A*-C is known to increase your life expectancy in relation to underachievers.
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    (Original post by Archon9)
    I also got mostly U's at gcse due to depression so stfu if you say they are easy to do!
    You're right, not having good GCSE results does not meant you can't be successful, although they do help many people towards a successful career. And, they're not easy for everyone. I'll just leave this video here, it's long but worth spending an hour of your life watching it and thinking about the message he's delivering. https://youtu.be/5rey8B-yu5Y

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    (Original post by Archon9)
    I also got mostly U's at gcse due to depression so stfu if you say they are easy to do!
    I had a headache and got 22 U’s i could’ve gotten 26 A*’s had i not gotten that headache, also GCSE’s aren’t easy and in no way do they define you.
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    (Original post by Archon9)
    GCSE's are so misguiding all they show is if you went to a privileged school also you do not even need them in order to be successful and when you get to university they become useless pieces of paper! You can just start a business or get your dream job and be just as successful without them!
    There's nothing wrong with GCSEs, dude. Just like SATs.

    Although yes, capitalism does provide equal opportunity for everyone. This being said, you can't use this to hide behind a crappy education.

    Also don't take this the wrong way, I do agree with you.
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    GCSEs are the most easiest shiz there is....if you got strong foundation i.e. comprehend the mechanism behind it.
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    eh gcses mean **** all to me once i get past a-levels
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    You only need GCSE’s to apply for your Alevels that’s literally the only purpose of them. No other academic value whatsoever
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    (Original post by Archon9)
    I also got mostly U's at gcse due to depression so stfu if you say they are easy to do!
    They aren't easy but if you mostly got U's it's not really all on depression. I know a ton of people with depression (actual medical diagnosis, not just sad people), some of whom got A's and A*'s.
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    I know someone with depression and anxiety and her mum died the same year as when she took her exams. She passed all of them apart from one I think. She got a grade 5 in maths and grade 4s in English literature and language. I am not saying that your problems are insignificant because I have known and do know people with anxiety and depression and other issues but if you really got grade Us but you have to ask yourself - did you really get them due to your mental health or did other factors play a part? If you really do believe that you have depression then you should see a doctor and if you feel anxious speaking to them in person then you should try booking a phone appointment instead. I'm sorry if I come across as mean or lack an understanding but I just think you need to reevaluate the reasons for your results.
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    It has very little to do with privilege... having been at a private and a state school I can tell you now there is very little difference (other than anxty parents at private schools pushing their children into careers they don’t want to do)... yes additional support from home helps:
    - if your parents have given you a routined upbringing, prioritising education and homework so you yourself prioritise these things out of principle.
    - if you have been in the fortunate situation to afford a tutor
    These will undoubtedly help you achieve better results... But there are hundreds of examples where people work hard purely off their own back, purely out of enjoyment for learning and drive to succeed. My friend is the perfect testament to that. She came from a very deprived and unprivileged household, parents who involved with drugs, domestic violence, worst school in the city etc. But she new she wanted to do dentistry and put every ounce of effort into that! She came out with 3A* 4A* 4B at GCSE on track for A*AA at Alevel and has been given a place at 3 of her universities so far (Newcastle, Birmingham and Manchester)
    IT IS POSSIBLE IF YOU PUT YOUR MIND TO IT but you shouldn’t be making excuses for yourself. If you feel you have depression, go see a GP, don’t decide for yourself and pin all of your personal failures on that. (Brutal but true) I just think that what you have said is insulting to those who have worked incredibly hard for their results and you are trying to make yourself feel better by devaluing their achievements.
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    GCSEs/A levels/ Degrees mean nothing
 
 
 
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