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    I've struggled with art since year 10. I don't know why I took it. I can produce some good work but I'm a really slow worker. This combined with the mountains of work we're set, there's just no way I'll get it all done. It's not as if i'm a procrastinator either - I'm generally really organised and I set aside a several hours every weekend to get art done, but it's not enough. My teacher predicts if I carry on working hard I'll get a 4 or a 5 and tbh it doesn't seem worth it. I'm aiming for 8s in every other subject and by giving up art I'd have so much extra time to secure these grades.
    The reasons I'm hesitating are that, firstly, I don't even know if the school would let me drop it. Also, with everything I've put into it, it would seem like a bit of a waste to drop it - On the other hand I'd have to put in way more in the last few months just to get a 4 or 5.

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    (Original post by readytofail)
    I've struggled with art since year 10. I don't know why I took it. I can produce some good work but I'm a really slow worker. This combined with the mountains of work we're set, there's just no way I'll get it all done. It's not as if i'm a procrastinator either - I'm generally really organised and I set aside a several hours every weekend to get art done, but it's not enough. My teacher predicts if I carry on working hard I'll get a 4 or a 5 and tbh it doesn't seem worth it. I'm aiming for 8s in every other subject and by giving up art I'd have so much extra time to secure these grades.
    The reasons I'm hesitating are that, firstly, I don't even know if the school would let me drop it. Also, with everything I've put into it, it would seem like a bit of a waste to drop it - On the other hand I'd have to put in way more in the last few months just to get a 4 or 5.

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    Talk to your parents and then a teacher you trust. Tell them its just taking too much of your time and you will do poorly, which in turn makes you do worse on everything else.

    Drop it and then focus on the others. t wont make any difference if you have 8 compared to 9 GCSEs.
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    I had a similar issue but with graphics. It would take me so long to produce work that others did in the space of one lesson... My teacher was giving me more and more things to do and things to improve (funny story - the teacher once suggested to the class that everyone make to-do lists, and then came over to me and told me she’d already made one for me.)
    It was just taking up so much of my time. I’d done it for all of year 10 as well so it seemed a shame to give up but at the end of year 10 my working at level was 4 and that was already with me using so much more time than i should have used on graphics, and not spending as much time on academic subjects.
    A few months ago my parents emailed school. I went to talk to the member of staff in charge of that kind of thing and that same day i got confirmation that I could drop it.
    I know that i had done a whole years worth of work but honestly I don’t care much about that - i’m never gonna use graphics in my future career and it’s not like the work i did was any good
    I am really glad i dropped it as i have so much more time now to focus on my other subjects
 
 
 
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