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RachTuplin
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Hi, does anyone else feel like they've managed to gain good grades throughout their academic life, but not as high as they've wanted.
I feel like even though I've worked really hard, my dyspraxia has prevented me from achieving what I'm fully capable of, so I've never been able to get the top grades. Does anyone else feel like this? What did they do to overcome issues like this? I'm going into my final year of uni and want to achieve a first rather than a high 2.1. My writing ability is not the issue, as I excel in that area. It is more getting the task concept confused.

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Hi Rach and welcome. Glad you,ve found us.

What degree are you doing and what are you hoping to go on to do as a career?

It's rather a long time since I was at school or college.
I was fortunate enough to have had some extra time and my GCSE results were pretty good. Didn't do so well at A Level, (a D and an AS at C) Thinking about it today I think that cemented my decision not to go to University. I was equally a bit too apprehensive about leaving home and was also keen to get a job and earn some money.. I ended up doing an NVQ in Business Admin.

Didn't really know about Dyspraxia back then as I don't believe it was explained to me, or if it was, I wasn't listening.

I'm v much the frustrated perfectionist but was fairly accepting of my disappointment back then.
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Hi,

Thank you, nice to meet you.
That’s a shame, I know the feeling of being a frustrated perfectionist.
I’m going into my final year of Bioveterinary Science, only discovered my dyspraxia a couple of months ago.
It’s so frustrating because I’ll either get 52% or 70-80%, but barely ever any grade in between. It’s either great or extremely disappointing. Not saying a 52% is a bad grade, particularly all things considered, but for me personally, I want to do better. I just feel like there’s something holding me back.

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Likewise

Can I ask what Bioveterinary Science entails? I used to work in animal health a long time ago.

Are you getting much/any help with DSA?
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Bioveterinary Science is a mixture of biology and veterinary studies. For example, molecular biology, veterinary diagnostic techniques, biochemistry, immunology, etc.

I’m still in the process of being formally diagnosed so I don’t think I’m eligible to gain help from DSA yet. I’ve had part 1 of my assessment, but I’ve got part 2 in September. Did you get diagnosed as an adult or a child? I’m nervous about what it’s going to entail. The first part was reading, writing, spelling, but I’m not sure what the second part will consist of.

Sorry for the late response, I completely forgot hahah.

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Hi Rach

Not a problem at all we have a lot of things to juggle in our lives and juggling is not often our strong point
I was diagnosed at school when I was 14 I think but no one explained or I wasn't listening and thought I was visually impaired as that was what my SEN assistance was geared towards.

It was another 20+ years before I learned and ended up stumbling upon this forum in 2011
I had heard the name Dyspraxia but had no idea what it was so didn't realise I was in the club myself.

I would say it is possible the second part of your testing may include putting shapes in the right holes and other manual manipulation type tasks to get a baseline/ compare your different scores in different areas against each other. Suggest you Google term "spiky profile" for more info.
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