Thursday, 21 August 2014

'The Big Day'- A Level Results




As many of you may know, last Thursday (14th August) marked a momentous day for thousands of 17-18 year olds all over the country, A Level Results Day!

Being a stressful and highly pessimistic person, I wasn't holding out much hope for my results. I had been ill whilst sitting both my GCSE's and AS Levels, and although desperate to prove that I was no longer ill, and fully capable of not blacking out in an exam, I knew that my results from previous years could still drag me down. I also hadn't received the predicted grades I wanted, or thought I deserved, and therefore was doubley determined to prove everybody wrong.

I worked my butt off, turning down days out with my family, parties and even visiting my boyfriend at Uni. I stayed at home and revised, wrote notes, made diagrams and requested to be quizzed endless times over. Like many other A Level students my age, I was revising over nine hours a day, waking up at 8 and staying up late at night to try and desperately learn which Prime Minister had introduced spending cuts (the problem was it was all of them), and the food security issues of India.

Then the 'Big Day' came, and I was up at 5am refreshing the UCAS website, just in case it decided to open three hours earlier (it didn't). By 7 o'clock I decided to get ready, applying non-waterproof make up in the hope of lessening my chances of crying. At 7:40am, as I refreshed for probably the 20th time, the login page came up. I logged in and pressed enter, and there it was, my first choice, to study History at the University of York had been excepted! I was so releived, and at the same time I desperately wanted to know what I had got.

In the end I got A*AB, with an additional A in General Studies and B in my Extended Qualification Project (a project on the topic of your choosing, which counts as a AS Level). I was so happy but a little disappointed, my B was in History, the subject I had worked the hardest for and still I got a B. I felt lucky that York had let me in (there entry requirement is AAA with an A in History). And trust me to  get 100% in General Studies, a subject that no one I have met cares about.

I guess I am just a over critical person, and somewhat a perfectionist, which is why I grumbled all the way home about my History grade. But I am so happy, and know how lucky I am to have got into my first choice University, doing a subject I love.

Going to Unversity fills me with apprehension and anxiety, but I know that they will be some of the best years of my life, also, I have the perfect excuse to go shopping!!

Let me know if any of you received your A Level Results, and if so, which University you will be attending in a months time!
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18 comments

  1. Congratulations :) You should be very proud of yourself, you did very well and got into your first choice! Really hope you enjoy your time at York!

    Revision, exams, results days I can't say I miss any of that (wow I feel old!)

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    1. Thank you, I guess I am just a bit of a perfectionist. Haha, I feel old cause I am going to Uni and my little sister doesn't even know what a fax is!! H xx

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  2. Your A-Level results are amazing! Congrats on getting into the uni you wanted! I remember going through the exact same thing on my results day, I worked sooo hard like you and it totally paid off!

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    1. Thank you, and yeh, hard work definitely paid off!! H xx

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  3. Congratulations! Really happy for you
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  7. I have to say, I don't know too much about the grading system (I am from Australia), but congratulations! Don't be down due to your history mark (I think that everyone is usually in the same boat, there is always something that bothers them about their university entrance marks) but congratulations getting into York!! :)

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    1. Aw, thank you lovely! And yeh I think everyone just likes to nit pick a bit H xx

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    1. Thank you lovely, and it is really interesting, where abouts are you from? H xx

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  9. I'm a year older than you and can still remember the chills of results day! glad things worked out for you, seriously deserved it!

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    1. Oh no, I hoped the nightmares would go away haha! Thank you lovely H xx

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