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Yr 13 currently doing exams

Hi,

Is anyone else really struggling with A levels, not necessarily academic but mentally. I mean I have depression but i don’t think I’ve ever cried and felt as emotionally exhausted as I have done over these past 3 days since starting (that might be a bit of an exaggeration but it feels like it)

However, everyone I’ve talked to seems to be stressed but very collected or hardly even revising making me feel like I’m being very emotional. Is anyone struggling a lot with there A levels that relates?

Thanks.
Reply 1
Original post by St0Rm1305
Hi,
Is anyone else really struggling with A levels, not necessarily academic but mentally. I mean I have depression but i don’t think I’ve ever cried and felt as emotionally exhausted as I have done over these past 3 days since starting (that might be a bit of an exaggeration but it feels like it)
However, everyone I’ve talked to seems to be stressed but very collected or hardly even revising making me feel like I’m being very emotional. Is anyone struggling a lot with there A levels that relates?
Thanks.
Hey, just want to let you know this is a completely normal response. Emotions are naturally high during in exam season as not only are these big exams but also kind of “an end of an era” in terms of leaving school.
My advice for this exam season is routine. Get enough sleep, eat somewhat well, get outside at least a bit whilst still continuing to revise. Remember this is only temporary you won’t feel like this forever no matter how it feels now. You might feel at least some relief when this is all over. But for now, you got this - I believe in you but more importantly you need to believe in yourself (fake it till you make it if you have to)❤️
Reply 2
Original post by Adavenport
Hey, just want to let you know this is a completely normal response. Emotions are naturally high during in exam season as not only are these big exams but also kind of “an end of an era” in terms of leaving school.
My advice for this exam season is routine. Get enough sleep, eat somewhat well, get outside at least a bit whilst still continuing to revise. Remember this is only temporary you won’t feel like this forever no matter how it feels now. You might feel at least some relief when this is all over. But for now, you got this - I believe in you but more importantly you need to believe in yourself (fake it till you make it if you have to)❤️

Thanks this actually helps a lot, I kinda forget that it is the "end of an era" especially when I've been at my school for 7 years the hype of getting to leave made me forget about the stress of A levels until they came. Everyone Ik keeps telling me that I will do well and I'll be fine so thanks for actually giving me advice it has really helped. 😊❤️
Original post by St0Rm1305
Hi,
Is anyone else really struggling with A levels, not necessarily academic but mentally. I mean I have depression but i don’t think I’ve ever cried and felt as emotionally exhausted as I have done over these past 3 days since starting (that might be a bit of an exaggeration but it feels like it)
However, everyone I’ve talked to seems to be stressed but very collected or hardly even revising making me feel like I’m being very emotional. Is anyone struggling a lot with there A levels that relates?
Thanks.

Hi @St0Rm1305,

I felt the exact same way as you back when I was doing my A-Levels. I constantly felt overwhelmed and mentally fatigued, at times it even became too difficult to focus during my revision sessions. Trust me that you are definitely not alone in how you feel, a lot of students feel overwhelmed and exhausted during these two years as well.

This stress and overwhelming feeling became worse when exams would come around. A tip I have for you for when this time approaches is to start revising early- by doing this I would revise for short periods of time but consistently and everyday. This routine prevented burnout and reduced my stress a lot. By creating a healthy revision schedule I was able to make time to take care of my own mental health without compromising my grades.

Hope this helps,
Danish
BCU Student Rep

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