Overview OK - for those of you who don't know about the UK (or to be more precise, English) education system, it goes: Start of Secondary School / High School Years / Grades 7-10: No proper exams Years / Grades 10-11: GCSEs [General Certificate of Secondary Education], which aren't too hard in all essence. Years / Grades 12-13 [Optional]: A-Levels [Advanced Levels], which are much harder. I got, for my GCSES: A: BCS, English, German, RE B: English Lit, History, ICT C: Science, Music, Maths D: Technology [Actual thread can be found here] This is all very well and good, but now, I'm doing my A-Levels. I'm taking: Computing German History Philosophy Psychology Exams so far Now, as of yet, the only exams (mock or real) I've done are in German (mock oral) and Psychology (real, unit 1 out of 3). For my German, I would have gotten a U (a fail), due to the fact that I didn't speak long enough. I need to improve on my confidence for that, and understand what I'm trying to say. For my Psychology, I also got a U, but what's more worrying is that I revised my arse off for that test. I got 38/40 (40 being a pass mark). I need 120 points to get into next year, so that means that I need at a D or higher in the next two exams of the year, which are in May. Progress so far Computing: I'm pretty happy with what I'm doing in it at the moment, but things such as the website building thing are hard... I think I'm failing in that module (1 of 4), but in the other 3 (Excel, general ICT, and business ICT-thing), I think I'm doing good. German: I'm not sure how I'm doing in this, really. Sure, my German has improved quite a bit, but in exams I'm not that good so far. It's rather demoralising to be at A standard in GCSE, then around D / E standard at A-Level (which are much harder, but even still). History: I think I'm doing reasonably OK in this. But my essay results are all over the place. D > B > C > D etc. I'm not sure what I can do either, except revise my arse off for the exam and hope it works out. Philosophy: This is the only subject I am 99% sure that I'll get a good mark on. I'm apparently very good at it - analysing and asking questions, and phrasing it correctly etc. I get high marks consistently in Philosophy, which is good. Psychology: This subject is very interesting, and I'm motivated to do it for sure. But, I got a U in my last exam, and as a result am not sure how I'll do in the next one, as I'm not sure where I went wrong in the first! I spoke with my dad about it, and he said that any mark at A-Level is a good result, which I suppose is true, but yet - most universities won't accept lower than a B or C grade. Still - I'll update this thread as inspiration hits me or things happen.