Friday, 17 August 2012

A Levels are scary.

Yesterday, college students around the country waited with baited breath for their A Level results. At my college envelopes were ripped open, a few tears were shed but overall lots of smiles and laughs were shared with my college achieving a 98.2% pass rate (the highest in its history)

I wasn't expecting to do amazingly in my exams, it wasn't that I didn't try it's just I didn't feel confident about any of my exams. This meant I had spent a whole summer totally preparing for the worst, planning amazing gap years and hoarding episodes of Come Dine With Me to watch in a miserable state. I managed to gain 3 C grades in History, Politics and English Language and a B grade in Psychology. When compared to the stories get get thrown around of 14 year olds jetting off to university  or triplets gaining 10 A*s my grades don't sound that amazing but I know I worked hard for them and that's the important thing...

The most important thing to me was that even though I didn't get the best grades my first choice university gave me a place. This means that I will definitely be studying History with Politics at the University of East Anglia *insert excited squeals*

Even managed to smuggle my way onto my college homepage which made me very happy
Whilst I'm on the subject of exams and A Levels I just wanted to share a word of advice for people who have just got GCSE or AS results and didn't get what they's not the end of the world! So cliché I know but it's so true! I've never been one of those people who gets amazing results but I've still ended up doing exactly what I've wanted to do since I was 13! The most important thing is to be realistic, don't set ambitions based on what others think you should do. Look at exams results and be completely honest with yourself about where you want to go, what you want to do and if that means locking yourself in a library for months to get there then just do it because it's so worth it in the end!

How did everyone do? Awesome? Better luck next time? Any advice for others?


  1. You did amazingly well, don't put yourself down gal! A-levels are frickin' hard. Good luck with uni xxx

    1. Aww thank you that really means a lot! (Going to sound like a complete fangirl and say I totally love your blog by the way!) xx