Thursday, 8 March 2012

'One day you think you are nearly there, the next it seems like it's over'.

Song of the day: Chasing Cars (Grey's Anatomy) - Snow Patrol

Today has been a long day, not too long ago I wrote a blogpost about how happy I was about UEA's offer because I was finally seeing some light at the end of the tunnel.

However, today was results day. Even though I'm currently quiet ill with flu I decided I had to go to college to collect my results instead of finding out by phone. I was quiet confident I had at least achieved an A in Chemistry so was going to tell them that I was going to do some resits again to improve my grades and meet the A*A offer that I have. 

Unfortunately, I was wrong. 

I have achieved the same grades as last summer. I have only achieved by a few UMS so  I am at a grade B in both Chemistry and Physics. When I received my results and saw all those Bs I just couldn't even talk, I felt so empty inside, so surprised, it was just so unexpected. Not even a single A in one of the modules, nothing. So I just left, no one asked how I had done, all teachers must have known already. They must have thought that they were right in telling me that with my results last summer I had reached my full potential. 

Now I don't know what to do. I have two options. 

- I can resit again all my modules to try to meed the offer by August which is accepted by UEA, however it's a big risk because if I didn't make it in two attempts why would it happen in June? Also if I go for this, I will ask for my papers back and maybe get some remarks. 

- Concentrate on my Spanish exams to get a place at a Spanish medical school. 

Both exams require quiet  a lot of preparation and are both in May/June period so even though I really want to do both I am not sure if I should try and do both. I don't want to risk having to take another gap year.

I just feel frustrated right now because I think I really worked hard for these exams and I just didn't get the marks I deserved, which I did get on the past papers. 

There is a problem somewhere but I have no idea where it is.

Comments are welcomed :) 

Thanks for reading!


  1. Oh no, I'm really gutted for you that you didn't do as well as you thought. Is there any option of getting a tutor to help you for the re-sits? Can you cut down your hours at work and focus all of your energy on studying? I really do wish you the best of luck whatever you decide.

    1. yeah I cut down the hours at work to focus only on revision, the matter of getting a tutor is quiet more difficult. As I live in Spain it's very hard someone that knows about A Levels to tutor me. I should see what I do. Thank youu

  2. Hey I'm new to your blog, congratulations on your offer!
    I saw in your last post that you have a unconditional from Aberdeen, is this not for Medicine?
    I would recommend re-sitting and preparing from now unless it will be easier for you to go to a Spanish medical school?
    Good luck with everything :)

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