Upset and confused about A-Level ResultsWatch
I usually hate using the student room for advice because some of the replies can be questionable, but I am in such a turmoil that I’m going to go against my better judgement and use it anyway. So I got into UoM to do Eng Lit this year, but I got ABC at A-Level. I’m disappointed with my results for a few reasons. One is that at GCSE I did really well (3 A*, 6 A, 1 B) and so when I started A-Levels I expected to come out with 3 As (ha). Another reason is that I feel the education system has failed me to some extent (please hear me out). My A was for psychology whichever i am obviously over the moon about, my B was for RS which I’m not overly gutted about (I revised hard but not smart), and would you believe it, the C was for English Lit (yet I still got into an Eng Lit course). No matter how hard I tried to understand the assessment objectives for Eng Lit essays (OCR), in my 2 tears of A-Levels I never got above a B. For GCSE my 2 A*s were for Eng Lit and Eng Lang, so I don’t believe that it was my overall lack in ability to do the subject. I truly believe that the marking system for OCR Eng Lit was unfair because I don’t believe this C grade accurately reflects my ability for the subject. Also, I suppose the fact that you need 86% for an A doesn’t help either (IMO, ridiculously high!) I know this isn’t really a question, but any thoughts on my situation would be helpful. I am getting one of my papers remarked for Eng Lit with the hope that I can get my grade to a B.
I know you’re disappointed with your results but try and feel pleased that you’re going to a great uni and channel that disappointment into doing well at uni
Fingers crossed for your remark!