Tired of your Dad saying A'levels are so much easier now than they used to be?
Well, I'm about the same age as your dad and I say they are much much harder now. Why? Well the run-in time you have to any examination is much shorter, there is no time to actually consolidate your learning. You have to "know" a lot more now, ie. memorise things and that is hard because it is boring. The sheer breadth of stuff to get through is frightening. The depth is shallow but you can drown in a few inches of water. The modules were constructed by people who hate teachers. The order of topics is never logical, they prevent a lot of teacher creativity and leave the teachers confused and underwhelmed. You are also under a lot more pressure than your dad.
Didn't get into the university of your choice?
What is all this Uni business about anyway? Few go there to learn anything. Many want a qualification and not in-depth study. They are sad places full of sad young people who have been groomed by the state to believe that a happy hour and a quick shag are the pinnacle of human achievement. I suppose if you are really desperate you could give this lot a call.
The University of Bums on Seats
Happiness is more important than grades, the two are not interlinked, in any case in 3 years time nobody will give a monkeys about your A'level results or those of your mates.