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the croft woman!
03-09-03, 11:51
Im just got in from school, for signing up for 6th form, i picked up my results for my GCSE's today and am really depressed, i got:
Child Care - C
English Lit - C
English - DB
French - D
Geography - D
History - D
IT - C
Maths - D
Science Double - DD
Graphics - D

Theyre bad grades, and because of that i cant take the lessons i need to do in A level to get into University to study Egyptology, and now i got no idea what to do! Im re-taking maths and english, but i dont know whether to even bother with more education or just go onto a boring shop job :(

satombraider
03-09-03, 12:08
You should never give up on your dreams.Thats what I say.Just keep on trying, I'm sure you'll get it ;)

Sage
03-09-03, 12:15
Is there any way to take some of the classes on the side, at night? Or are they final grades?
Don't give up, please. You have the opportunity to make a great life for yourself. don't give up now. You might have to try herder to get what you want, but, It will make you want to strive for more..

croft28
03-09-03, 12:33
Dont give up, there has to be another way. Just because you didnt make it first time doesnt mean you dont deserve better, because you do. Whatever you want you CAN get. Dont settle for second best in life, get what you want, if you have to cross hurdles along the way.....then beat them http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Pinguicha
03-09-03, 12:42
Hey, don't give up! If you like Egyptology, you shouldn't give up your dream of studying it... And don't put yourself working in a boring shop because you'll never be happy. And YOU should do something that makes you HAPPY! "Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times."
-Anon.

BunnyGirl
03-09-03, 12:42
Originally posted by croft28:
Dont give up, there has to be another way. Just because you didnt make it first time doesnt mean you dont deserve better, because you do. Whatever you want you CAN get. Dont settle for second best in life, get what you want, if you have to cross hurdles along the way.....then beat them http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif I totally agree.

Marcus T
03-09-03, 13:00
Indeed, life is full of challenges, don't give up. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif Even if you sometimes fail along the way, feel content knowing that you've done your best. Nobody can ask for anything more http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

julialee
03-09-03, 13:10
Don't give up :eek:
Keep on working towards your goal. You will be happy in the end http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif It may take you a little longer but that will prove to others that you are deternimd to get what you wan't in life and will respect you for that :D A few setbacks along the way will make you a stronger person http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Draco
03-09-03, 14:00
You have only lost, when you have stopped playing...

satombraider
03-09-03, 14:56
Originally posted by Draco:
You have only lost, when you have stopped playing...Nice one dude.Really.Nice one....

Draco
03-09-03, 14:59
Originally posted by SA Tombraider:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Draco:
You have only lost, when you have stopped playing...Nice one dude.Really.Nice one....</font>[/QUOTE]Do I detect sarcasm? :confused:

Steven B
03-09-03, 15:03
Well done, don't give up your dream, keep trying! ;)

John Falstaff
03-09-03, 15:36
Draco's right about only having lost when you stop playing. One setback is NOT the whole match. Keep your pecker up and keep trying.

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satombraider
03-09-03, 15:51
Originally posted by Draco:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by SA Tombraider:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Draco:
You have only lost, when you have stopped playing...Nice one dude.Really.Nice one....</font>[/QUOTE]Do I detect sarcasm? :confused: </font>[/QUOTE]No dude I'm serious!Thats really cool!You've given me a new life motto.Thanks!I'm not being sarcastic I promise.

Fugitive Lara
03-09-03, 16:02
did u even study for your exams croft woman? if you didn't then I guess its your own fault, but if you did, maybe you didn't study properly and it didnt sink in. Or maybe your mind went blank when it came to the exam. Its not the end of the world, you can resit all your exams if you wanted. When you study u dont have to understand it, you just need to learn it. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

satombraider
03-09-03, 16:04
Maybe its just me, but that doesn't sound very uplifting at all. :rolleyes:

Draco
03-09-03, 18:44
Originally posted by SA Tombraider:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Draco:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by SA Tombraider:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Draco:
You have only lost, when you have stopped playing...Nice one dude.Really.Nice one....</font>[/QUOTE]Do I detect sarcasm? :confused: </font>[/QUOTE]No dude I'm serious!Thats really cool!You've given me a new life motto.Thanks!I'm not being sarcastic I promise.</font>[/QUOTE]Oh... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/redface.gif

neil4768
03-09-03, 18:59
Originally posted by the croft woman!:
but i dont know whether to even bother with more education or just go onto a boring shop job :( I did not not get the grades I needed at my 'O' levels so instead of staying at school I went to a college to do an OND, I think they called National Dipolmas now, and passed that with flying colours 'A'levels are not the only root into Uni talk I then went onto get my HND in Softwware Engineering.

And Wwat do you mean boring old shop work? ,mind you it wasn't my first choice, but it is what you make of it that determines what you get out of life.

tippucat
03-09-03, 19:08
Hi croft woman! Hang on in there. You have youth on your side. Don't pack in school and take a job for the sake of it. Believe me, you won't be happy. Get advice from college about re-takes. While I don't agree entirely with Fug the point made about putting the work in is true.But think of the long term benefits. Good luck. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Lady LC
03-09-03, 20:44
No way should you be thinking like that- you have to go for what you want and if you want to do Egyptology, then you should go for it. Don't settle for second best! one setback doesn't mean that you're never gonna get there, know what I mean?
I got a D in my English in my summer exams and I'm going to study Media in Coleraine University and I was pretty bummed out about it, I was convinced that I was never going to be a journalist... but there are other ways to get there, just because you don't make the grade first time round and don't get into Uni straight away doesn't mean you never will. So you go girl, keep reaching for what you want out of life!
:D

the croft woman!
03-09-03, 21:27
Hi Guys, i was just depressed when i posted that!

and fug, i did study a hell of a lot, but when i was in the exam hall i was actually rather tired and it was cold in there and i blanked out on a lot. I was only a few marks from C's on most of them.

My ex, and my mum has suggested I go to an advice place and get advice. I have a pretty rubbish school, and i did talk to the head teacher and she said it isn't to late to get into college, and if i get the grades in the re-takes of maths and english i can do them in A levels at night school.

I'll keep trying! Thanks guys, your all great! You have to excuse me sometimes, when i get stuff like them results i get upset and got OTT!

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Scottlee
04-09-03, 15:38
"The biggest interruption to my education was my schooling" - George Bernard Shaw.

You can often still get good jobs even without an impressive education record. My friend got **** GCSE's a few years ago, yet now he's earning 16k as a senior officer at the council. By contrast, I've been to University yet still find myself unemployed two months after leaving with about a million and one job rejections to my name.

So far as Egyptology is concerned, I would have thought there would be alternative routes into that which don't involve going to Uni.

Ocean-Sirius
06-09-03, 23:13
Croft Woman-Try to re-take the exams if they're the only route to your dreams. I personally am very bad with numbers and had to take my maths exam twice before I got a basic grade but I kept up cos my own dreams were riding on it. I have had to keep working at a lot of things to get what I want but I am a natural born hunter/scavenger and I will chase till it's mine all mine. ;)

If you're interested, e-mail/PM me and I'll teach you my own revision methods. They work very well for me but I cannot guarantee anyone exam joy so don't blame me if it don't work. If enough are interested, maybe I'll do a post about my own techniques.

the croft woman!
07-09-03, 16:47
Hi again,

My mum found something out that I can do which Im going to try. Im taking a year out to get some money behind me, and next year im going to go to college, and take a one year intense course which will allow me to do my A levels alongside my GCSE re-takes http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif Its going to be a hell of a lot harder, but it's worth it http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Ocean, I'd love to see your revision techniques http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

tippucat
07-09-03, 23:27
Croft woman, I'm really glad for you and good for you for having a plan. Make sure you stick to it! Looks like we have an Eygptologist in our midst!