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Here in the UK it's A-Level results day, the day that most 17-18 year olds get the piece of paper that will help to decide their future and in a lot of cases, whether they get into University or not. Most results will have been received by now and the news is already reporting a higher pass rate overall but the lowest number of high grades achieved in a long time (they like to put a downer on things don't they?)
You might be wondering why I am doing a post about this. Well, 7 years ago I was the one going to get my results with my friends and I know I did well overall but there was one exam which I was disappointed with. Turns out my whole class didn't do well but that's a different story! I remember how nervous I felt and finality of it all. It was the last time I was ever going to walk through my school gates, see my teachers and see a lot of my peers. Luckily for me I had an unconditional offer to the University of my choice but that never stopped me from revising for weeks on end to make sure I did the best I possibly could in my exams.
I am also going back to University myself in September but more on that later!
So what happens next?
If you got the results you were expecting then congratulations! I hope that whatever you have chosen to do afterwards is what you really want to do and are looking forward to it. If you didn't get the results you hoped for and this has affected your University place then you need to head over to the UCAS website and go through the 'clearing' process.
Things to remember:
- Have all of your information to hand
- Don't panic and pick the first University that will offer you a place
- Don't panic in general. Some people I know loved the University they ended up at rather than the one they initially picked.
- If you haven't already, complete your student finance asap.