Thousands of teens across the country will wake up this morning and (either with a slight tinge of smugness, a moment of blind panic or a quietly tearful eye) head to college or school to pick up their A-level results.
Some early statistics relating to the results suggest that, for the first time in 17 years, boys outperformed girls. But it was a close call; 26.6 percent of boys achieved A* or A grades compared to 26.1 percent of girls. The media are reporting that a dip in results was expected this year as the exams have become a bit tougher. Given that, it’s awesome that so many of you lot still smashed them.
To us, there’s nothing better than sharing in celebrating your achievements. So, here some of you guys picking up your results…
Were your results today not quite as peak as you thought they would be though? It’s okay, because here’s a secret: Even if you’re disappointed with your marks, they don’t actually matter, what does matter is what you do next. Today will be the busiest day of the year for university admissions offices as they rush to answer questions and put people who didn’t quite get the results they wanted through clearing. Give them a call, explain the situation and you’ll be surprised what they can do. After all, it is their job to fill those uni places.
Remember that exam results do not define you, but the way you deal with difficulties in life does. I got an ‘E’ in my English Lit A-level (note: read the book; don’t just watch the film and think you will get away with it, all you will learn is that there are many scenes in The Great Gatsby film that are not in the book) but through clearing, and the potent mix of confidence, belief and resilience, I ended up doing a degree, a master’s and now I write blogs for Ummahsonic – crazy lit, amiright?
Congrats to all.