Hey guys so this week I thought I would take the time to talk about results day, in a weeks time I will be collecting my AS Level results and so many people will be collecting their AS / A Level results as well! In two weeks time, people will be collecting their GCSE results.
I didn’t really want to write about this because who wants to read about the countdown to results day? Not anyone that I know. But I thought that it might help calm the nerves for anyone that is nervous. It would have helped me a lot to read something like this last year, to know that it isn’t the end of the world if you get bad results. Of course most people know that but truth is I thought if I got bad results that would be it, I wouldn’t be allowed in sixth form and I would end up working in a shop for the rest of my life where I wouldn’t enjoy it what so ever. All I knew was that I wouldn’t be doing my dream job and I would be miserable for the rest of my life. Stupid right? Defiantly! There is more to life than school results!
How you live the rest of your life is not affected by your GCSE or A Level results, I mean they probably help somewhere along the line but they don’t affect your life 100%. Even if you get bad results, you can still retake something to get a better grade. Urgh, boring more work… I know, I know, but if your serious about it then maybe the extra hard work is worth it. Up to you really. Your path in life is up to you, not the grades you get!
- Jim Carey
- Oprah Winfrey
- J.K. Rowling
- Henry Ford
- Thomas Edison
- Jeremy Clarkson
- Simon Cowell
- Alan Sugar
- Cheryl Cole
- Dougie Poynter
- Robbie Williams
- Johnny Depp
Here are some very famous names, I’m sure you’ve heard of at least one or two of them if not all of them. These 12 people all failed at something, whether it was grades or just life in general, they all failed at something before they made something of themselves and became successful. Grades aren’t everything, some of the famous names listed don’t have any qualifications what so ever and they’re doing quite alright for themselves.
My point is, grades don’t define you, you are what you make of yourself. The hard work that you put in will help, but the grade you get at the end of it doesn’t define you. It’s just a piece of paper with words on it.
Last year when I went to go and collect my GCSE results I was so nervous. A week before hand, I hardly went out because I was just over-thinking what I would get and what I would be able to do next. It was nerve-wracking! On the morning of results day I was awake at 5am, I left the house at 8:15am, and went to meet one of my best friends for 8:30am. Of course, I took my dad with my for support.
When I’m nervous I just talk and talk and talk… I mean, I do that anyway but its different.
Last year, after collecting the results we went to go and get ice cream. It’s always a great idea to have a plan for what you’re going to do after collecting results so that if you aren’t pleased with what you get, then at least you have a pick-me-up. I was happy with my results but I wasn’t 100% over the moon, I don’t know what I expected but the turn out didn’t make me jump with joy.
Here’s a tip that I often tell others, its best to look on the brighter side, the more positive side, it isn’t the end of the world! So even if you are upset with your results, there is always something that you can do. It isn’t the end of the world, trust me! I promise that grades aren’t everything.
I know this post is a little shorter than usual but I wanted to write about this, as even though this is a short post it defiantly would have helped me, to know that it isn’t the end of the world. I saw celebrities tweeting about how grades aren’t everything this time last year and I know its hard to believe but its true.
That’s it from me this week! Stay positive, keep calm, stay happy, have hope and good luck to everyone reading this! You are all amazing people and grades don’t define that. Best of luck and I hope it goes well. I’ll keep you updated on how it all goes for me too! Good luck! Much love – Alison xx