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Last year I was doing A levels and it went well until mental health issues got in the way and I fell ill pretty late in the year (march). I spoke to my tutor and she told me to carry on if i pass the AS external exam (as it will look bad if i dropped that as it goes on ucas) and if I fail then leave. In my mind, i knew that I would keep struggling if I do it while being sick like that and I won't be able to cope. I was thinking about dropping the AS if I fail or leaving altogether if I pass (though there was a very small chance) as I know I will struggle with that subject and with A level as a whole as it was affecting performance in everything. In the end, I got an AS qualification and left altogether as I already know how A2 is going to go so I did not take my tutors advice. Right now I am sitting the year out as I know I am capable and hopefully I can continue or start again next year as I know I am capable. Now I am sort of regretting my decision. Bullying also had a part to play in my decision as I felt threatened while i was there. Do you think I was right to leave altogether or should I have pushed through?
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It would have been just one more year, and for that sole reason I PERSONALLY would have pushed through.

However, this may have left you with terrible A2 grades. So, if you can start A2 again, that would be the best choice you made in my opinion.
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(Original post by ZombieTheWolf)
It would have been just one more year, and for that sole reason I PERSONALLY would have pushed through.

However, this may have left you with terrible A2 grades. So, if you can start A2 again, that would be the best choice you made in my opinion.
Yeah, If I couldnt cope with A level then theres no way I could have coped with university level while I was sick, but I could have taken gap years or deferred my university application. I did not want to shut the door on A level forever which is why I did not switch to BTEC as it will affect performance in that too.
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I'm at Uni and I didn't take the A level route to get here and I'm struggling, I did an Access course at college which didn't give me good enough grounding I feel so I always a bit behind . From what I see most A level students do well at Uni and that's suppose to do with revision techniques they've needed learned for A levels, sometimes they're even ahead of the lecturer in calculating answers in our lectures.
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