User1864
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 4 weeks ago
#1
Hi, so when I was in year 11 I suffered badly with depression and anxiety (barely any sleep, head on desk in class. It was awful) which had a huge impact on my exams resulting in me underperforming in my GCSE’s. I got mediocre results. Not the A*s I had set out to achieve at the beginning of the year. I’ve been thinking about perhaps retaking my GCSE’s alongside A levels (so requesting to sit them as a private candidate at a local school) not attending school lessons but just revising myself at home since I still have most the books and such anyway.

Can anyone who’s sat A levels that’s reading this let me know if doing all my GCSE’s and doing A levels simultaneously would be too difficult or not. Am I being irrational or would it actually be possible if I put it in a lot of time and effort? Also, how would top Universities like Oxford or Cambridge view GCSE resits, would I be disadvantaged compared to candidates who got A*s first time? What If I get diagnosed by a GP for the depression, could I show the university that when I apply and then have an equal chance against said candidates with their first try full A*s? Thanks in advance for any replies 🙂.
0
reply
999tigger
Badges: 19
#2
Report 4 weeks ago
#2
(Original post by User1864)
Hi, so when I was in year 11 I suffered badly with depression and anxiety (barely any sleep, head on desk in class. It was awful) which had a huge impact on my exams resulting in me underperforming in my GCSE’s. I got mediocre results. Not the A*s I had set out to achieve at the beginning of the year. I’ve been thinking about perhaps retaking my GCSE’s alongside A levels (so requesting to sit them as a private candidate at a local school) not attending school lessons but just revising myself at home since I still have most the books and such anyway.

Can anyone who’s sat A levels that’s reading this let me know if doing all my GCSE’s and doing A levels simultaneously would be too difficult or not. Am I being irrational or would it actually be possible if I put it in a lot of time and effort? Also, how would top Universities like Oxford or Cambridge view GCSE resits, would I be disadvantaged compared to candidates who got A*s first time? What If I get diagnosed by a GP for the depression, could I show the university that when I apply and then have an equal chance against said candidates with their first try full A*s? Thanks in advance for any replies 🙂.
What grades did you get and what were you predicted?
Unless it is Maths or English, then its a bad idea imo and your A levels are way more important.
Are you expecting to apply for Oxbridge? Up to you but you are risking your A levels.
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

University open days

  • University of Surrey
    Postgraduate Open Afternoon Postgraduate
    Wed, 23 Oct '19
  • University of Bristol
    Undergraduate Open Afternoon Undergraduate
    Wed, 23 Oct '19
  • University of Exeter
    Undergraduate Open Day - Penryn Campus Undergraduate
    Wed, 23 Oct '19

Would you turn to a teacher if you were being bullied?

Yes (64)
23.36%
No (210)
76.64%

Watched Threads

View All