Has anyone else's grades plummeted since lockdown?

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Hi,
I am extremely anxious about the exams coming up. All I want is to get into my firm choice uni. I can literally see my future crumbling apart while doing revision. I do try, I am just on a breaking point right now.

I used to do so well in GCSE, but ever since lockdown my study ethic, my overall performances at A-Levels have plummeted.
I am wondering if anyone else are experiencing the same situation. If so, if the overall grades of everyone is lower than pervious years, perhaps the unis would be more lenient in letting people in. Idk.

Thank guys
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in my recent mocks in march my grades kind of returned back to what they were pre-covid, but definitely saw the effect in jan mocks. i think online learning had a much bigger impact on a lot of people than teachers realise, i was awful at taking any of the info in and struggled to do the work. i think it's definitely had a big impact on a lot of people though, i mean some schools have been shut for months due to covid cases with kids and teachers, so you're definitely not the only one who's felt the effects. also, not having done exams before it definitely makes these exams not feel real, and if you're anything like me i need to be stressed to revise well which just isn't happening bc it doesn't feel like actual a levels.

i think grade boundaries are going to be lower this year, with marking being more lenient as well so rather than unis being more lenient it might just be the actual exams. however, there is a big chance that lots of people will miss offers due to covid impacts so if you don't think it's gone well i would definitely be ready to phone up your firm uni on the day to see if you can still take your place, and if not, have numbers for other unis for clearing.
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(Original post by dreweloise)
in my recent mocks in march my grades kind of returned back to what they were pre-covid, but definitely saw the effect in jan mocks. i think online learning had a much bigger impact on a lot of people than teachers realise, i was awful at taking any of the info in and struggled to do the work. i think it's definitely had a big impact on a lot of people though, i mean some schools have been shut for months due to covid cases with kids and teachers, so you're definitely not the only one who's felt the effects. also, not having done exams before it definitely makes these exams not feel real, and if you're anything like me i need to be stressed to revise well which just isn't happening bc it doesn't feel like actual a levels.

i think grade boundaries are going to be lower this year, with marking being more lenient as well so rather than unis being more lenient it might just be the actual exams. however, there is a big chance that lots of people will miss offers due to covid impacts so if you don't think it's gone well i would definitely be ready to phone up your firm uni on the day to see if you can still take your place, and if not, have numbers for other unis for clearing.
Yeah, I am planning to call if I don't get the grades I need. I have just been going downhill honestly. AS year I had ABC, and turns out AS grades don't even count anymore - all that counts are these exams coming up. It is so much pressure . The online learning stuff really did catalyse my downhill ngl.

I know I should have revised earlier. But yeah, ur right it just never felt real as we have never been met w a genuine threat to our academics for like 2 years straight. It didn't ever hit as much how important these exams are -- how much we could lose -- until like March/April honestly - and by then it is honestly was too late....

Let's hope we pull thru
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no they have not.
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