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Parents have lost faith in me - Help in AS levels

Hi, hope you’re doing well

I’m a British student currently doing my AS levels with a dream to study medicine in the Uk.

My GCSE grades were 8 9s and 2 8s

However in my recent AS level mocks my grades were:
Maths - A
Biology - C
Chemistry - B

I’ve been so depressed after mocks and everything has gone downhill, even my parents have lost faith in me and don’t let me go out even to socialise with friends or play football. I understand of course that I need to reduce my time and focus more on studies, but since when does spending 1hr of football at the pitch across my house affect my grades? Anyways, I’m currently at the bottom of the bottom 😂, my exams are in 4 weeks and I’ve currently set up a tutor for chemistry and biology. I’ve started studying since 2 weeks ago and I’m trying really hard to focus on my weak areas for chem and bio and try my best to rectify them and do plenty of past papers in time for the exam. Is there any advice u guys can give on:
1. Ensuring I get at least A A A in my finals to get the minimum predicted grades for A levels to apply for medicine
2. Dealing with my parents who don’t believe in me anymore and don’t let me spend any time on physical activity.

Thanks 😁
hey really solid grades for AS mocks well done!!!!! :biggrin:
you still have time to get 3A's easily!!

just focus on past papers now as you have the understanding the and only thing rn from getting a higher grade in bio and chem are the past papers. especially for biology you can easily move from a C 1/2 grades up.

you have the understanding and now it's the perfect time for exam technique

dont be hard on yourself, those grades are good :hugs:
Do you have a revision timetable? It can help you form good revision habbits :smile: but yeh sounds like you've nailed it tbf they're not bad grades at all.
(edited 2 years ago)
also - i would recommend going out once a week, even for 10 minutes just walking makes a huge difference

by physical activity maybe you can tell them it helps with stress? it's hard to stay cooped up but maybe just jog in your room or the kitchen if you can

jog on the spot while u make tea maybe :redface:
Really thanks for ur support guys, but trust me A B C grades are not good at all😂,
I need minimum A A A for medicine
Original post by sppedcup
also - i would recommend going out once a week, even for 10 minutes just walking makes a huge difference

by physical activity maybe you can tell them it helps with stress? it's hard to stay cooped up but maybe just jog in your room or the kitchen if you can

jog on the spot while u make tea maybe :redface:



Sounds like a good idea, I’ll try it!
Original post by mozzie810
Do you have a revision timetable? It can help you form good revision habbits :smile: but yeh sounds like you've nailed it tbf they're not bad grades at all.


Yep i do have a timetable set in place, I just need to know how to bring the grades up to all As really
Original post by Zain_sharif21
Yep i do have a timetable set in place, I just need to know how to bring the grades up to all As really

(past paperssssss) physics and maths tutor is ur friend
do that paper twice if you have time
Original post by sppedcup
(past paperssssss) physics and maths tutor is ur friend
do that paper twice if you have time


Exactly 😂😂, I’m also using other resources like papa Cambridge which have the CIE 2021 papers for biology
Original post by Zain_sharif21
Exactly 😂😂, I’m also using other resources like papa Cambridge which have the CIE 2021 papers for biology

omg papa cambridge :rofl: i forgot about that, i gave up with it cause it was so hard to navigate aqa for me
Original post by HalalSafwan
Bro the fact that you got 8s + 9s proves you have the capability to achieve equally as excellent A - levels grades. You’ve got this 🤲🏻


Thanks bro😊
Original post by sppedcup
omg papa cambridge :rofl: i forgot about that, i gave up with it cause it was so hard to navigate aqa for me


😂😂, it’s hard to use but I gotta use it since it has the 2021 latest papers which other websites don’t have
Original post by Zain_sharif21
Hi, hope you’re doing well

I’m a British student currently doing my AS levels with a dream to study medicine in the Uk.

My GCSE grades were 8 9s and 2 8s

However in my recent AS level mocks my grades were:
Maths - A
Biology - C
Chemistry - B

I’ve been so depressed after mocks and everything has gone downhill, even my parents have lost faith in me and don’t let me go out even to socialise with friends or play football. I understand of course that I need to reduce my time and focus more on studies, but since when does spending 1hr of football at the pitch across my house affect my grades? Anyways, I’m currently at the bottom of the bottom 😂, my exams are in 4 weeks and I’ve currently set up a tutor for chemistry and biology. I’ve started studying since 2 weeks ago and I’m trying really hard to focus on my weak areas for chem and bio and try my best to rectify them and do plenty of past papers in time for the exam. Is there any advice u guys can give on:
1. Ensuring I get at least A A A in my finals to get the minimum predicted grades for A levels to apply for medicine
2. Dealing with my parents who don’t believe in me anymore and don’t let me spend any time on physical activity.

Thanks 😁

Well done on the gcse results.

There is practical help for people who are in your situation ( if you attend a state school)

If you have 7 or more 8/9s at gcse, please google the zero gravity scheme. If accepted they will pair you off with someone studying medicine at your target medical school. They will give you one hours coaching per week over your mobile. Many students on here have credited zero gravity with getting them to their dream uni and they will keep you on track with your studies, teaching you study techniques ( which may mollify your parents)

All calls are recorded and you never meet your mentor face to face either, so there are safeguards in place. Each mentor is vetted to ensure they are genuine students.

I can understand to a certain extent how your parents feel. My younger son wanted to go to Oxford to study medicine. He did very badly at maths at as level ( getting a d for some modules). I just wanted him to drop maths and keep on physics ( for which he got an a). He ignored me and kept on with the maths.

I finally realised that many medical schools do not care about your as level results. At least Oxford didn’t. In the end my son got into Oxford and got a first, coming seventh in the year.

Please, please get some help if you can from zero gravity and get your confidence back.

I know you can do it.
(edited 2 years ago)
Original post by Zain_sharif21
😂😂, it’s hard to use but I gotta use it since it has the 2021 latest papers which other websites don’t have

lucky :tongue: i finished my alevels in 2020 so im not going anywhere near that site aha

summer hols are exams are sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet work hard and sleep all u want after :biggrin:
Original post by Oxford Mum
Well done on the gcse results.

There is practical help for people who are in your situation ( if you attend a state school)

If you have 7 or more 8/9s at gcse, please google the zero gravity scheme. If accepted they will pair you off with someone studying medicine at your target medical school. They will give you one hours coaching per week over your mobile. Many students on here have credited zero gravity with getting them to their dream uni and they will keep you on track with your studies, teaching you study techniques ( which may mollify your parents)

All calls are recorded and you never meet your mentor face to face either, so there are safeguards in place. Each mentor is vetted to ensure they are genuine students.

I can understand to a certain extent how your parents feel. My younger son wanted to go to Oxford to study medicine. He did very badly at maths at as level ( getting a d for some modules). I just wanted him to drop maths and keep on physics ( for which he got an a). He ignored me and kept on with the maths.

I finally realised that many medical schools do not care about your as level results. At least Oxford didn’t. In the end my son got into Oxford and got a first, coming seventh in the year.

Please, please get some help if you can from zero gravity and get your confidence back.

I know you can do it.


Great 😁, I will definitely look into it thanks
Original post by sppedcup
lucky :tongue: i finished my alevels in 2020 so im not going anywhere near that site aha

summer hols are exams are sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet work hard and sleep all u want after :biggrin:


Lucky guy man😂,
I can’t wait till I’m done with this crap
Original post by Zain_sharif21
Lucky guy man😂,
I can’t wait till I’m done with this crap

girl :sad:
yeah final stretch and you can do it :biggrin:

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