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Five Stages of an A Level Biologist

Five stages of an A level Biologist
1. Denial The first reaction is denial. In this stage, individuals deny the truth that Biology is all about the “key words”, and cling to a false, preferable reality. “Nah this must be an outdated marking” “I will still get the mark with the same idea shown” “This marking is just too specific, it won’t be the same for other questions”
2. Anger When the individual recognizes that denial cannot continue, they become frustrated, especially at proximate individuals. Certain psychological responses of a person undergoing this phase would be: "Why can’t I replace the phrase “down the conc. grad.” with “by diffusion”? It's not fair!"; "Why must I give you the exact wordings to get the mark but not synonyms?"; "How can I still get an E while I am pretty familiar with what the topic is about! "; "Give me back my grade! **** ***! ".” Are you telling me that doing biology is not necessary for that course !?!?”
3. Bargaining The third stage involves the hope that the individual can avoid a cause of grief. People facing less serious trauma can bargain or seek compromise. Examples include the year 13 student who "negotiates with God" to at least score an C, an attempt to bargain for a happier academic life in exchange for another subject or a phrase such as "If I could trade what they’re doing for mine".
4. Depression "Taking Biology in A level is the biggest mistake I have made in my whole lifetime."; "I'm going to fail another test soon, so what's the point of wasting my time on these?"; "I missed the days doing physics/economics in year 11.".
During the fourth stage, the individual despairs at the recognition of the circumstances. In this state, the individual may become silent, refuse to learn new topics and spend much of the time on looking back and sorrowing over their academic life.
5. Acceptance "I can't understand it; I may as well prepare for it.",” Another day another test to fail.”,” Depressing is not an option.”,” At least I have learnt how organisms works.”
In this last stage, individuals embrace low grades or inevitable future, or other tragic event like failing even more tests. People dropping may precede the new learners in this state, which typically comes with a calm, retrospective view for the individual, and a stable condition of emotions.

Lastly, to anyone considering doing biology in a Level, you deserve a better option. :smile:
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Reading this whilst biology is a chosen alevel of mine next year😀
Original post by FesOsorpro
Five stages of an A level Biologist
1. Denial The first reaction is denial. In this stage, individuals deny the truth that Biology is all about the “key words”, and cling to a false, preferable reality. “Nah this must be an outdated marking” “I will still get the mark with the same idea shown” “This marking is just too specific, it won’t be the same for other questions”
2. Anger When the individual recognizes that denial cannot continue, they become frustrated, especially at proximate individuals. Certain psychological responses of a person undergoing this phase would be: "Why can’t I replace the phrase “down the conc. grad.” with “by diffusion”? It's not fair!"; "Why must I give you the exact wordings to get the mark but not synonyms?"; "How can I still get an E while I am pretty familiar with what the topic is about! "; "Give me back my grade! **** ***! ".” Are you telling me that doing biology is not necessary for that course !?!?”
3. Bargaining The third stage involves the hope that the individual can avoid a cause of grief. People facing less serious trauma can bargain or seek compromise. Examples include the year 13 student who "negotiates with God" to at least score an C, an attempt to bargain for a happier academic life in exchange for another subject or a phrase such as "If I could trade what they’re doing for mine".
4. Depression "Taking Biology in A level is the biggest mistake I have made in my whole lifetime."; "I'm going to fail another test soon, so what's the point of wasting my time on these?"; "I missed the days doing physics/economics in year 11.".
During the fourth stage, the individual despairs at the recognition of the circumstances. In this state, the individual may become silent, refuse to learn new topics and spend much of the time on looking back and sorrowing over their academic life.
5. Acceptance "I can't understand it; I may as well prepare for it.",” Another day another test to fail.”,” Depressing is not an option.”,” At least I have learnt how organisms works.”
In this last stage, individuals embrace low grades or inevitable future, or other tragic event like failing even more tests. People dropping may precede the new learners in this state, which typically comes with a calm, retrospective view for the individual, and a stable condition of emotions.

Lastly, to anyone considering doing biology in a Level, you deserve a better option. :smile:
Original post by vikymug
Reading this whilst biology is a chosen alevel of mine next year😀

No need to worry, I think normal college or schools allow subject transfer in the 1st week of the first year 👍🏻
Bro I'm dying at this 😭😭

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