I try to look happy for my parents and my siblings cause i don't want them to worry but tbh i don't have anyone to talk to. Im the oldest out of my three younger siblings so i don't even have a lot of guidance or someone to talk to. To be fair, I'm not sure why I'm ranting on this platform but if you've read this far, thank you for staying and listening to my mental breakdown.
Don't be under the impression that your A-levels will 'lock you in' to a certain career. It doesn't really happen like that. A lot of graduate-level jobs will just ask for a degree - not even a specified subject - and experience would matter much more to employers than A-level choices anyway. Like I'm doing physics at uni right now, but I could well end up doing the same job afterwards as someone doing languages, even if it's graduate-level.
Don’t worry, just try your hardest and know everyone else is in the same boat lol
Would you like us to provide some guidance about picking A-Levels?
Also, there is truly no need to worry, although I know that anxiety isn't as simple as saying 'don't worry' and it going away. I picked my A-Levels on Results Day and then changed one A-Level 1 month into Year 12! It's a matter of figuring out what you enjoy! Just take it slow and get a feel for the subjects you're studying. Do you enjoy them? Which ones do you find easiest? Which ones could you see yourself pursuing at a higher level.
When you pick your A Levels, you shouldn't be thinking 'what career will this lead me to', you should be thinking about the subjects themselves and then you can pursue a career later in life based off them. And as Sinnoh said, just because you chose a certain set of subjects doesn't mean you have closed off doors. Even (worst case scenario) if you pick let's say English, History and Politics, and then halfway through Year 12 you realize you want to be a doctor, you can always retake your A-Levels. You're not confined here. You have a lot of space and all options are open. So please do not worry.
That's totally fine and definitely a reasonable decision you have lots of time to decide. Please don't stress too much for your GCSEs, at the end of the day they don't mean too much. Just listen in class, keep up with your work and you'll do just fine I promise
I mean, every single person in this country sits their GCSEs, and it's very simple to get decent grades if you work a decent amount! Everyone I know looks back at their GCSEs and asks themselves what the fuss was!
All you need to do for most subjects is understand the concepts. Understand how it all works. That's why you need to listen in lessons and if you don't understand, you have to go to your teacher for them to teach you until you get it! GCSE level work is not hard when you look into it, it's just quite scary because it feels like so much!
I could also advise that you start doing one practice paper per week, in whatever subject you want, then hand it in to your teachers to mark it and check your progress. It's really not a lot but it will help you in the long-run.
Not to mention, you don't need all 9s and 8s like you see with some people. Unless you plan to apply to Oxbridge, then your GCSEs are really not that important, A Levels are muuuuuch more important.