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Scared of disappointing parents + GCSEs

I haven’t done any easter revision yet because I have been sick, and I literally missed the last 2 weeks of school because I had like 3 infections. I’m better now, and I am ready to revise but I just feel so down because my mocks were not that great. It’s bad to compare but all my friends were getting 70-80% while I was stuck with 50%, and all their grades were 9s while mine were 6/7s. I’m so disappointed, and my parents are as well. That should motivate me to revise but honestly it’s just made me so upset and I feel like all the revision I did didn’t even pay off. I feel so bad because I feel like I really am disappointing my parents, who invested so much into me and I’m struggling so bad, all my friends with 9s never had any tutoring and yet my parents put so much effort into me and I’m such a failure. Every time I try to do some work it just makes me want to cry, and those weeks I missed off school they ended up finishing the poetry anthology and I have so much to catch up on it’s overwhelming. My school also is stressing me out, because we haven’t even finished all the topics for the sciences, and my art book is literally empty because my art teacher never tells us what’s going on. I really don’t know what to do anymore, I really wanted 8/9s but with my current 6/7s it feels impossible :frown:
Original post by Anonymous
I haven’t done any easter revision yet because I have been sick, and I literally missed the last 2 weeks of school because I had like 3 infections. I’m better now, and I am ready to revise but I just feel so down because my mocks were not that great. It’s bad to compare but all my friends were getting 70-80% while I was stuck with 50%, and all their grades were 9s while mine were 6/7s. I’m so disappointed, and my parents are as well. That should motivate me to revise but honestly it’s just made me so upset and I feel like all the revision I did didn’t even pay off. I feel so bad because I feel like I really am disappointing my parents, who invested so much into me and I’m struggling so bad, all my friends with 9s never had any tutoring and yet my parents put so much effort into me and I’m such a failure. Every time I try to do some work it just makes me want to cry, and those weeks I missed off school they ended up finishing the poetry anthology and I have so much to catch up on it’s overwhelming. My school also is stressing me out, because we haven’t even finished all the topics for the sciences, and my art book is literally empty because my art teacher never tells us what’s going on. I really don’t know what to do anymore, I really wanted 8/9s but with my current 6/7s it feels impossible :frown:

You! Will! Be! Fineee!!!!!!

It is definitely not impossible to get to a Grade 8/9 as I've been in the same boat as you.

Last year, all my (predicted) results were 5/6, barley a 7; However during mocks, I've changed my revision techniques and ended up getting all 9s except for 2 8s in German and Physics. So this is evidence that if I can do this, you can too!!
I would say don't follow your school's pace for the topics in sciences and do it in your own time. I've found out recently that I would never pay attention/ understand what my teachers were saying - leading me to efficiently study and learn the topics in my free time (which severely helped with my scores).
Try changing your revision techniques and use (loads) of past papers as it gets you into the feeling of an exam + gives you experiences.

I know you're a strong individual and I know you'll be able to catch up on everything. Don't worry!
If there's anything, just message me and I'll talk with you!
Goodluck!! :biggrin:
hi so I think I am confused with the grades, so if I got a 130/180 for my bio mocks (igcse) which would be more of like an 8, but 72% outta 100, when Pearson is giving the results do they put my grade as 130marks- 8-->A or 72% --> B on the final result sheet? please let me know 😭

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