GCSE Results Day 2013

Thursday, 22 August 2013


Results day. The day where there are many tears, with parents and students overwhelmed by emotions. The day where nerves are sky high, rocketing above space. But most of all, the day where there is either disappointment or success. 

Being in year 10 and never experiencing exams, or a day such as results day is a very scary thing to go through. With tons of amounts of essays to complete, revision to do, and experiencing the rushed behavior of students trying to get into the exam hall, this has probably been the most overwhelming school year I have ever had. 

Emotions ran sky high for me last night thinking about what grades would be in the envelope I receive in my school hall the next day. Who would have thought that a piece of paper with a couple of letters on determine how your life is going to plan out? Not me, until I was in that situation. All types of emotions ran through my mind when thinking about my results. 'What if I fail everything? What will I do', 'These results are part of how well I am going to do in my life', and many other distressing thoughts.

This morning was a very emotional and overwhelming experience. Hands shaking, appetite decreasing and sickness levels rising, I was a mess. It was until I sat in my car and drove to my school, I finally started to calm down. Walking into the assembly hall and looking at all of the envelops that is when the pressure started to rise. I was asked my name, and then there it was. Part of my future in an envelope. As my mum and I walked out into the corridor and I opened the envelope, I was both happy and sad at the same time. At first I was confused about how my grades worked out, but then I put two and two together and it clicked. 

My results consisted of 1A, 2B's, 3C's, 3D's and 1F (which is to be ignored). The subjects which contained a D were my weakest subjects. Maths and Science. I am extremely proud of getting a grade D as I am one step closer to gaining a C. Even though a D is still technically a pass, it is not the grade I was hoping to receive. So I am excited to resit them and get the result I wish for meaning that I can work even harder than before.

My parents were both so pleased for me as I had passed my most important subjects and would not have to worry about them for the time being. My parents know and understand that maths is not my strongest subject, but they were so pleased for me being so close to a C (4 marks close!! Very annoying.). They both told me that they knew I tried my very hardest and did the best I could. My siblings and other relatives are very proud of me also, and I couldn't thank all of my family enough for all of the support I have been given. 

My parents both bought very cute cards with very lovely messages inside, which made me feel very supported and loved. 

If you received your GCSE results today, whether you are in years 10 or 11 I hope you got the results you wished for, and if you didn't get the grade/s you wanted, take this as a chance think about how much harder you can work in the new year and finally get the grade you wish for. 

There is a quote I love that goes 'Fall down 7 times, stand up 8.' I think that this is such a relevant quote to this time of year as, even if you didn't get the grade you wanted, just remember that it doesn't matter how many times you fail, if you keep trying and going you will always succeed. No matter what sort of obstacle it may be.

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by it's ability to climb a tree, it will live it's whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein.


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