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I have been doing my A Levels since 2014 so this is my seventh try. My friend recommended me this site as she said my situation is unique and she made a thread about me. Ask away. I am now 23.
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Can I ask why?
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why are you having to redo your exams? Is it personal reasons or academic reasons or something else?
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Give it up, find a job.... Even at the worst uni in the world... With this level of apathy... You won't succeed.
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Did you fail the previous 6 times ?

What happened ?
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(Original post by Davidgray02)
Can I ask why?
I haven't passed my A Levels - nothing to do with my mental health at all surprisingly.
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why are you having to redo your exams? Is it personal reasons or academic reasons or something else?
It's just because I haven't passed that's all really.
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Give it up, find a job.... Even at the worst uni in the world... With this level of apathy... You won't succeed.
My ambition is university though, I really can't shake that off no matter how many times I fail.
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Did you fail the previous 6 times ?

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I failed yeah, six times. Haven't got above DEE at all.
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i respect that cant lie cos most people would just give up
keep pushing if thats what you want deep down still
has failing made you depressed in anyway?
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Have you ever considered trying to do a uni foundation course or any other path into uni? Also are you doing the same subjects or different ones?
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i respect that cant lie cos most people would just give up
keep pushing if thats what you want deep down still
has failing made you depressed in anyway?
Thanks I would say a little bit yeah cos my friend, my best friend who has been a really good support graduated with a first from Imperial and we finished school at the same time so I feel inferior sometimes but I don't want to give up.
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Have you ever considered trying to do a uni foundation course or any other path into uni? Also are you doing the same subjects or different ones?
Briefly yes, but for PPE there aren't many so I gave up on the idea. I have changed my subjects for this year so I used to do Maths, Biology and History but I changed Biology for Physics.
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Elaborate more on yur situation plz
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(Original post by Skekek)
Elaborate more on yur situation plz
What exactly do you want to know? So I can avoid waffling on.
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How are you funding this?
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It's evident exams aren't your thing. At least that's my presumption. Unless you're 'failing' as in you're only getting Cs and you're close to Bs and A, I would recommend going the Access route instead.

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How are you funding this?
Unless s/he's doing science subjects (or s/he's already passed the practical), doing exams on their own is cheap.
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How are you funding this?
I work part time in a retail store which makes up more than what I need for exams and my parents sometimes financially contribute but not often.
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It's evident exams aren't your thing. At least that's my presumption. Unless you're 'failing' as in you're only getting Cs and you're close to Bs and A, I would recommend going the Access route instead.


Unless s/he's doing science subjects (or s/he's already passed the practical), doing exams on their own is cheap.
I no longer do practicals so that cuts the cost but I did do them before and did pass them.
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what subjects are you doing? and how do you expect to pass uni assignments/ exams when you havent been able to do a-levels?
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what subjects are you doing? and how do you expect to pass uni assignments/ exams when you havent been able to do a-levels?
I do Maths, Physics and History. I guess I think personally I'd be more cleverer in university due to my own learning environments hence why I will pass.
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Any more questions? I'll be here till 12am as I need to study mechanics after.
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(Original post by theoldalever)
I have been doing my A Levels since 2014 so this is my seventh try. My friend recommended me this site as she said my situation is unique and she made a thread about me. Ask away. I am now 23.
I admire your determination; have you considered doing something different in your quest for the grades you want? A private tutor maybe?
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(Original post by theoldalever)
I work part time in a retail store which makes up more than what I need for exams and my parents sometimes financially contribute but not often.

I no longer do practicals so that cuts the cost but I did do them before and did pass them.
You're gonna reply to the bit about cost and not the potentially life-changing bit about Access?...
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I have a friend who got into Sheffield Hallam with the grades DEE so why not start uni now???
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