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well, not really.
but i've been told i may have to redo a year. yay!
because i've barely done any work in the last two months or so and i'm woefully behind and i missed the ucas deadline for equal consideration etc etc etc
I had to resite those in a year.
on to your arse.
I've just received another letter asking to come in for a meeting to discuss my future at college, due to unacceptable attendance and a lack of completed work. This means they want to throw me out. It also means they won't, cause I still get better grades than most. But seriously, if I was thick I would have been completely screwed months ago. My attendance has been something like 30-40% this year.
And I haven't actually done any work. Ever.
Do you just hate your course or are you useless?
I'm just not very well adjusted to doing work. I never have been. I have zero motivation and zero effort. Unfortunately [perhaps], doing nothing always seems to work out okay in the end.
But really, I can't do work at all. I've done a couple of pieces of coursework throught school/college but that's it. I probably failed to do about 70% of peices. I mean, I sit down with pen and paper and I'll just stare at it for hours - I've never been any good at it. Thinking on it, I really deserve to fail.
There's no way in hell I'm going to get through uni.
I couldn't really revise well at A-Level as there was no need to complete GCSEs obviously.
But, yeah, I did actually turn up for everything. It makes a difference I think.
You may have to resit your A-Levels but that might be better.
Work with earplugs in and a hot drink that isn't one you like so you can't procrastinate by running off to make more every time you finish.
Also, work facing a blank wall.
1. I've never more than five minutes of revision for anything.
2. I can imagine it probably does.
3. I reckon I can pull it off. I think I get As by default. That and I'm starting to believe exams must have got a whole hell of a lot easier. I'm a good writer though, so I think that works in my favour despite of the lack of knowledge.
4. Trust me, I've tried everything. It's about an hour of sitting, staring followed by ten minutes of screaming and then giving up.
5. There's little more I despise in this world than blank walls.
thinking i could blag through with semi-decent grades like my GCSEs (2 As, 5 Bs, 2 Cs).
ended up with 1 D and 2 Es.
Actually it was E, E, U but my physics paper got remarked, having been sent in as an example of an E paper from the school and got marked up.
So I dropped Chemistry (the U) and resat A-Levels in a year, taking Physics, Maths and Further Maths this time. I got C, B and N respectively.
I can sort of claim against the C in Physics by pointing out it was a different board, but really I'm just shit at working hard at stuff.
as i don't think my scholarship would've covered it, and there was no way we could've afforded the £6000 fees.
if one good thing came of my hilarious a-level meltdown, it meant my sister did hers across three years and did really well in the end. clever girl...
although one of my D grades was in media studies, so that doesn't really count.
economics, history and government & political studies.
the d was for economics, which was funny because i didn't understand a bloody thing in 2 years of studying it. i think i just did well on the multiple choice papers.
The beauty of school really is that if you look like you care then you get left alone a lot more than if you don't.
Well, up to you anyway but I found you totally slip beneath a lot of radars just by being there and not fucking around.
I was always crap at this stuff.
i stopped going when i judged i could get away with it, about 4 weeks before exam leave started. i went in once a week, and nobody even cared by then.
To get up in the morning, and walk for an hour through the rain and stuff just to get there [really ought to get my bike fixed]. And because this place is so awful, you generally find out that half your lessons are cancelled, you have a four hour break and not one friend with a remotely similar time table.
if you don't attend, the college doesn't get the full funding even if you complete assignments and do well at the end of it all.
it's already the poorest educational sector in the country so really relies on ALL the funding it can get
I'm trying to work on not worrying about it right now. Of course, a more effective way of doing that would be for me to actually be in college right now. But my hair needs washing, and the soles are coming off my boots pretty badly.
i hardly bothered turning up in the last six months of sixth form, missed most of my coursework deadlines, didn't bother applying for ucas and got terrible a level grades.
i still managed to get into uni via clearing (albeit a not especially great uni). the fact i fucked this bit up too is irrelevant really.
so yeah, it depends what you want to do. universities do drop their entry requirements by quite a bit when it comes to clearing, so don't assume it's too late to pull your socks up and get the work done.
that said, if you want to go to a 'good' university this advice might not be applicable.
i don't really care about the uni. i just want to be in a city. and far away from here.
you'll be fine. although obviously it would be better for you if you tried to catch up with your work and stuff.
and you can apply for ucas extra too. i think the deadline for that is in march.
ucas extra is only for people who've already applied.
but clearing! yay!
it makes me want to go on a big rant about how when i was young i had no shoes and had to sleep in two coal sacks sewed together or something.