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im feeling quite hopeless right now, and was just wondering if anyone was feeling the same way
I'm a y12 soon to be y13 student who has
-AS exams in September
-UCAT exam in September
-volunteering do to
-work experience to find (dental)
-personal statement to write

its all getting a bit much and I don't know where to start or what to do anymore, kind of feel like slamming my head on a brick. I really do hate sixth form. I failed all my subjects (3 sciences) in January for my mocks and I just feel really lost like I don't have enough time left to change my grades. I still don't know how to revise and im so scared of not doing well. I know there's no point in sitting here feeling sorry for myself but I don't know what do do. Its like I peaked during gcse but now my brains turned off and its too late. I really do feel like y12s have been hit the hardest and I really just feel like flying to Switzerland and starting a new life or something

sorry if this was all a bit random
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I feel the same. I am a year 13 student waiting on results for medicine, I felt the same when I was in your situation and I feel the same now. The UCAT was a terrible experience for me, and I didn't even do it the first year. I completed one A-Level last year in psychology and I am waiting on two results now but I have an offer. I couldn't take my sciences last year as I had to stay home, my sister was very very unwell and I felt very lost.

It will get better. Your UCAT is difficult but if you struggled (like me) make sure that you get a high band in your SJT and then look for universities that don't place huge emphasis on the average score. My personal statement was very daunting, I had no idea where to start. Im sure there will be one for dentistry, but I found a student room thread that had lots of personal statements for medicine and what kind of offers they received. I'm sure there will be one for dentistry. From there I highlighted common themes to talk about, and took some non-common but great ideas and started from there and made it personal. Take your application one step at a time. Volunteering and works experience can be hard to find, if you have a job im sure you will be able to twist it to point out some relevant experience there.

You still have lots of time, please don't worry. If you start now you will be successful, take a few days to clear your mind and get a start. Look up tutorials for A-Level sciences on YouTube and how people have succeeded in them. My journey into getting my offers was really terrible and im feeling in limbo like you (because of A-Level results), but if I got through it you can too.
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Hey!! Honestly, i don't think their are many people who particularly enjoy year 12. It's a strange year! I've just finished year 13 and will be going to uni in September. For me, I only enjoyed sixth form in the second year, it was way better because you know kind of what to expect study wise. At my sixth form we had someone who worked there, who gave out advice. I'd suggest as soon as you go back in September just mention to someone how you are feeling. If you don't feel comfortable, maybe ask for help planning a revision time table because just having someone to sit down with and chat to on a weekly basis can massively help! Sixth form isn't always the easiest time, but you will get through it! You said you were worried about mocks in September. Try and do a few hours of work for each subject over the summer. You don't need to go over board, make sure you spend loads of time socialising too. But an hour here and their makes all the difference - believe me!
Another piece of advice if your worried about your current grades is that online their are course you sign up for at a reasonable price. These can give you tutorial videos and lots of exam practice questions catered to what you may be struggling with. Sign up, you may find they will give you the push to get back into studying. Give it a google lots of options will come up. Please don't give up, if you need any more advice get in touch, more than happy to help!
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I genuinely feel like you've taken the words right out of my mouth. I'm in the same exact position that I seriously don't even knw what I should be panicking more about. My GCSE's weren't good so I'v been researching universities that don't focus on that and the issue with this is that they out more stress on your UCAT score and the A levels grades you get to compensate for the GCSE's. The only volunteering I'v done is 4 weeks worth at a care home and that is it. I'm not sporty so don't do any extra curricular activities and even typing this I wanna just go be a farmer or somethng. Becoming a doctor jst seems lke a far away dream at this point but my family are counting on it and I genuinely don't have other options, so I understand exactly hw you're feeling. I pray we can look on this a year from now and laugh at hw much we're panicking because rn it's just horrid.
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(Original post by urmumismyson)
I genuinely feel like you've taken the words right out of my mouth. I'm in the same exact position that I seriously don't even knw what I should be panicking more about. My GCSE's weren't good so I'v been researching universities that don't focus on that and the issue with this is that they out more stress on your UCAT score and the A levels grades you get to compensate for the GCSE's. The only volunteering I'v done is 4 weeks worth at a care home and that is it. I'm not sporty so don't do any extra curricular activities and even typing this I wanna just go be a farmer or somethng. Becoming a doctor jst seems lke a far away dream at this point but my family are counting on it and I genuinely don't have other options, so I understand exactly hw you're feeling. I pray we can look on this a year from now and laugh at hw much we're panicking because rn it's just horrid.
heyy!
You said you wanted to become a doctor. many students wanting to go into medicine have interviews as well as writing a personal statement for the course their applying to. Interviews are great! If you feel you're grades don't reflect your true self, you can prove that you have got the passion and drive in person. you also said you had done 4 weeks of work experience in a care home, this is great! Many students find it incredibly hard to find any experience so you already have a head start in that area. now that corona virus has messed up our lives, to some point you can also write in your application some of the thins you wanted to do over the summer in terms of extra experience (don't have to be completely accurate - they wont know!!) But that way it will look like you are still trying to be proactive and work towards your aspirations.There's so many others in the same boat as you. often all these little problems are made to seem so huge in our heads but in reality it really won't be that bad - trust me i know from experience
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heyy!
You said you wanted to become a doctor. many students wanting to go into medicine have interviews as well as writing a personal statement for the course their applying to. Interviews are great! If you feel you're grades don't reflect your true self, you can prove that you have got the passion and drive in person. you also said you had done 4 weeks of work experience in a care home, this is great! Many students find it incredibly hard to find any experience so you already have a head start in that area. now that corona virus has messed up our lives, to some point you can also write in your application some of the thins you wanted to do over the summer in terms of extra experience (don't have to be completely accurate - they wont know!!) But that way it will look like you are still trying to be proactive and work towards your aspirations.There's so many others in the same boat as you. often all these little problems are made to seem so huge in our heads but in reality it really won't be that bad - trust me i know from experience
Thank you for your advice! Iv not even started my personal statement because Im so panicked about UCAT. Do you think i'v left it too late? I genuinely feel like Im drowning in tasks I have to be doing.
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I genuinely feel like you've taken the words right out of my mouth. I'm in the same exact position that I seriously don't even knw what I should be panicking more about. My GCSE's weren't good so I'v been researching universities that don't focus on that and the issue with this is that they out more stress on your UCAT score and the A levels grades you get to compensate for the GCSE's. The only volunteering I'v done is 4 weeks worth at a care home and that is it. I'm not sporty so don't do any extra curricular activities and even typing this I wanna just go be a farmer or somethng. Becoming a doctor jst seems lke a far away dream at this point but my family are counting on it and I genuinely don't have other options, so I understand exactly hw you're feeling. I pray we can look on this a year from now and laugh at hw much we're panicking because rn it's just horrid.
hi I just wanted to know how its going for u ,
I cancelled my ucat and haven't taken the early deadline, thinking about dental hygiene or a gap year, how about you?
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