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I'm really scared I'm going to fail my A levels. - April 26th 2016, 10:18 AM

Hi all,

I'm sorry to post this thread again as I know you all probably see this question all the time! But I'm really frightened I'm going to fail my A levels. If I don't get at least 240 UCAS points I won't be able to go to university and therefore I won't be able to achieve my ambitions of becoming a TESOL teacher. I don't know what to do. I feel right now like I'm getting nowhere and I'm going to end up a failure. I recently only got a very disappointing D grade in my biology coursework and I'm not allowed to change anything or improve it at all. I'm really scared and upset as I really struggle with biology and I was relying on the coursework to secure a half decent grade so I could go and I'm really scared. The rest of the class also got A*s. Im trying so hard but it's just not working out and I don't know what to do. Please help!
   
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Re: I'm really scared I'm going to fail my A levels. - April 26th 2016, 07:32 PM

Hey there,

There's always time for improvement! When I did my AS-Levels, I had all E's. But when I did my A-Levels, I got C's, got into uni and I graduated the other year, and am applying for teacher training soon. Worst case scenario, even if you don't get the grades you need, it doesn't mean you can't go to university and train to be a TESOL teacher. You can always find ways of resitting exams and reapplying the following year. Also, no need to apologise for posting the thread- you deserve as much help as anyone else!

I'm sorry to hear that you didn't get the grade you wanted in the coursework. It's hard when you get disappointed, but since you can't change that, try to focus on passing the exams instead. At the same time, perhaps you could talk to your biology teacher and see if they can give you more feedback, help, revision resources etc. Teachers are there to help you and they do want you to pass, so there's no harm in asking.

It can also help to make a list of all the topics within Biology that you struggle with and spend more time revising them. Doing past papers (particularly if you can check your answers with friends, teachers or a marking scheme) can be really helpful too. Using websites like s-cool that allow you to revise A-Level subjects might help too.

Also, try not to compare yourself or stress yourself out. I know that's easier said than done, but sometimes even if you don't get the exact number of UCAS points or A-Level grades that you need, you can still get onto the university course depending on the number of applications they have received.

Hope this helps a bit! And best of luck too


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