Results Day

Didn’t get the results you were expecting?

Don’t be disheartened. Your time will come, and even if your results are dire, please remember that A-Level’s are not the only route to success.

Put the paper back in the envelope and face up to the reality of your results. There’s no denying relatives will want to know your grades immediately and don’t be afraid or ashamed to admit what you received.

Did you know academics weren’t Sir Alan Sugar forte, and that Eamonn Holmes didn’t go to university? Not to mention Jeremy Clarkson received C, U and U in his A-Levels.

The path to your dream career is hardly ever straight forward. Twists and turns are to be expected. Think of them as a challenge and something you need to overcome to get on the next rung of the ladder.

So if you didn’t get into university, consider the options ahead of you. Go through Clearing, speak to a member of the UCAS Helpline and perhaps look at Higher Education courses offered at Colleges ie. Diplomas and Apprenticeships.

Also don’t be put off by taking a year out, or going back to College to re-sit your A-Levels if university is where you want to go. Sometimes by taking a gap year and using the time off to do ample work experience, voluntary work or travelling can make all the difference when it comes to writing your personal statement next year.

Long story short, keep your head up and remember that exams aren’t a true measure of your talent or ambition.



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