(Original post by rockyball89)
Guys, please respond. I'm so depressed after seeing my mock results. I got 7's and 6's a 9 in history and a bloody 4 in maths.
I'm scared if I don't have time to improve and make these grades into 7's or 8's or maybe a 9 (If I'm lucky)
Please, I need advice? I'm planning on waking up at 3:45 and sleeping at 11 so when I come back from school I would do my homework until 6 and revise for the rest of the day what do you think?
that seems a bit uncalled for.
aside from that OP. GCSEs are like this. don't sweat it. I know that teachers pressure you do well and say it's so important blah blah. but take from me, a qualified teacher (who decided working as teacher was not for them), that teachers only put so much pressure on you because it's their job on the line if you don't get high results. and the school gets *******ed off OFSTED if teachers don't make students get high GCSEs and the headteacher will ******* the teachers if the schools rankings drop.
the real truth is, unless you are applying for Oxford or Cambridge or Medicine or something ultra competive and you are top 5% of the students, your GCSEs don't really matter beyond getting a basic 5 A* to C, or whatever it's called now. because a lot of employers ask for a C in Eng/Maths, it should be 4 for the Poundland pass and 5 for the Waitrose pass.
if you were carrying on subjects to A-Level, for example, then you should aim to do well in those subjects IF they are STEM or music art or language. Some subjects at A-level are suitable for complete beginners with no previous GCSE background (eg English, History, Sport Science etc). Besides, there are completely new A levels or Btecs you can take at college that have *NOTHING* to do with your GCSE subjects.
so my honest advice is, you seem to be doing alright. you don't need any more effort beyond shoring up your Maths. Maybe for A-Levels, but by then you'll know what grades you need depending where you were accepted, but that's another discussion in 2 years time.
chil bruh. you can tell your teacher that an ex-teacher told you this. they won't deny it it's true.
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