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i'm so unhappy

more of a vent/ask for advice - i'm really tired, and done with a-levels. my exams are quite soon, but i just want to give up. i do one art based subject and it's absolutely killing me, i have lost all motivation + creativity and i'm probably not going to get the grade i need. i'm so beyond exhausted, i've put so much into my subjects these past two years and knowing it all comes down to my exams is awful, anything could go wrong, determining my near future of university ect. i've basically just spent all day crying + forcing myself to study, i just want to give up
It’s very tough for you, isn’t it? You’re worrying so much about things which may not happen, and you don’t know the future. None of us do. We just imagine what will happen.

It would be such a shame to give up just before the end, after all that work of the last 2 years.
Try to share how bad you’re feeling with a trusted adult. Someone in your family, GP, school or college.

In the meantime, try to look after yourself.
Go outside every day for a walk.
Get into the sun if you can.
Eat healthy foods.
Try to get enough sleep.
Try to see people who make you feel good.
If you’re revising, take a 10 minute break every hour or so.

You’re still very young, so you will have more chances if you really can’t do these exams at this point. Take care of yourself.
Original post by Anonymous
more of a vent/ask for advice - i'm really tired, and done with a-levels. my exams are quite soon, but i just want to give up. i do one art based subject and it's absolutely killing me, i have lost all motivation + creativity and i'm probably not going to get the grade i need. i'm so beyond exhausted, i've put so much into my subjects these past two years and knowing it all comes down to my exams is awful, anything could go wrong, determining my near future of university ect. i've basically just spent all day crying + forcing myself to study, i just want to give up

same here, i have horrible test anxiety and have never been academically strong - i've lost hope that i'll do well. i'm studying accounts (ial edexcel), and no matter how many past papers i do, my marks are shockingly low. i didn't do well in it for AS and i just want to pass with a C, but i dont think it's possible anymore, i feel like even my family has lost faith in me and that just stings even more

i'm studying psych too, and the amount of content i need to study and memorise is daunting. to make matters worse, the syllabus board, cambridge, decided to revamp the syllabus and paper structure so there's literally nothing to go by except whats on the textbook. the textbook has practice questions but no mark scheme so i have no idea if i'm structuring my answer correctly or not

i can't bring myself to focus, and everytime i see the date and realise how little time i have till my exams, i get so anxious and overwhelmed by the amount of stuff i need to do. i can't wait till exams are over, i never want to go through this again, and i'd never wish this negative experience upon everyone. to think i was excited for alevels last year because i'd be doing less subjects, and subjects i like too.

i just wish there was a balance between exams and coursework in alevels, or a choice for students to decide if they want to do exams or coursework for their subs
Original post by Anonymous
same here, i have horrible test anxiety and have never been academically strong - i've lost hope that i'll do well. i'm studying accounts (ial edexcel), and no matter how many past papers i do, my marks are shockingly low. i didn't do well in it for AS and i just want to pass with a C, but i dont think it's possible anymore, i feel like even my family has lost faith in me and that just stings even more
i'm studying psych too, and the amount of content i need to study and memorise is daunting. to make matters worse, the syllabus board, cambridge, decided to revamp the syllabus and paper structure so there's literally nothing to go by except whats on the textbook. the textbook has practice questions but no mark scheme so i have no idea if i'm structuring my answer correctly or not
i can't bring myself to focus, and everytime i see the date and realise how little time i have till my exams, i get so anxious and overwhelmed by the amount of stuff i need to do. i can't wait till exams are over, i never want to go through this again, and i'd never wish this negative experience upon everyone. to think i was excited for alevels last year because i'd be doing less subjects, and subjects i like too.
i just wish there was a balance between exams and coursework in alevels, or a choice for students to decide if they want to do exams or coursework for their subs

I’d suggest the same advice.
Most caring adults have been through the same or similar pressure. We do understand what it’s like, so find one of us to talk to.
Just do your best for now. The time to really plan is when you actually have your results, scary though that thought might be.
Time really is on your side, although it might not feel like that.

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