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So you have your A-level results…what next? #JustTheStart
Students share how they felt finding out their A-level results – this is #JustTheStart of your journey! – Alys Daniels-Creasey
The highly-anticipated moment that’s been looming on the horizon for months is finally here: A-level results day. Some students will be celebrating and some breaking out the box of tissues – whatever your reaction, you won’t be the first to feel the way you do. We took to social media to ask students how they felt on the day and where their results led them…
For some people, this is an amazing day full of celebration. If you got the grades you were hoping for then the relief after such a long wait might take a while to sink in.
After the shock wears off, the concept of going to university suddenly becomes a reality and that can be scary. Apprehension is a normal emotion to feel alongside the excitement – this is exactly what our Know Before You Go guide is here to help with.
For others, results day can throw disappointment into the mix of emotions. Whether you’ve missed out on your top university or haven’t been accepted into any of your choices, the uncertainty in this moment can be unsettling. It can feel like you’re alone: you’re not! So many students have been in this position before and have come out the other side.
It’s disheartening to not land a spot at your favourite pick – but if you’re holding an offer at your insurance choice this is still a huge achievement and can lead to an equally amazing, or perhaps even better, university experience.
And just because you might not have done as well as you hoped in your A-levels, it doesn’t mean you won’t go on to get those high grades.
If you’re facing no offers, remember…
One of those options is applying for a different university or course through Clearing. UCAS has all the information on this.
What’s important is making an informed decision that you’re happy with: you shouldn’t feel pressured to make certain choices but talking to others can give you clarity in deciding what is right for you.
Times like this can be overwhelming: if you are worried about yourself and need someone to speak to now, Samaritans are open 24/7.
No matter what results are in your envelope today…
Finding out your A-level results is #JustTheStart of a much bigger story. As graduate Carys says, ‘it will all work out eventually’.
Alys has produced content as the Communications Intern at Student Minds, passionate to share student voices in creative and engaging ways. She is going into her second year studying Sociology and sporadically writes about mental health over at www.alysjournals.com.
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