Sunday, 19 August 2012

A Level Exam Results: The Last Minute Craziness Paid Off

Thursday 16th August 2012, the dreaded day had arrived. After the typical pre-exam-results-day terrible nights sleep, I left the house with a rabble of butterflies fluttering in my stomach. I'd had a really tough couple of years at school, and I hadn't consistently put effort in to my work. I'd prepared myself in the weeks leading up to results day to not expect anything great waiting for me in the dreaded brown envelope. I actually only took two A Levels this year, along with a retake of my History AS. Somehow, I ended up with an A in Media Studies, a B in English Language and Literature, and a not so great D in History AS, but at least it was a grade up from my E last year.

I don't feel deserving of my results. I submitted my Media coursework the day before my teacher had to send it off to the exam board with it being the first time my teacher had seen a completed draft. I submitted my English coursework at 4:30am, with it also being the first time my English teacher had seen a completed draft. I started revising for my media exam at 12:00am, stayed up until 4:00am and sat my exam at 9:00am. It really wasn't the way to go about things, and of course I'm completely thrilled to have these grades, but I put myself through hell. If it wasn't for the support of my teachers, my parents and friends I would of crumbled and given up. But this is all a learning curve, I've now left school and I'm going to college to redo my History A Level yet again. With a new environment, new teachers, and some added independence I'm hoping I can finally change, and make it to university next year.

But away from the serious stuff, I also picked up my school year book! I hadn't originally planned to get one, but they had a few spare and I thought it would be a lovely momento to look back on. I thought I'd include the pages which feature pictures of the trip I went on to Los Angeles back in February. Like I keep saying, I still have a couple of posts to write about the trip. They'll be up eventually I promise!

So, although Sixth Form proved to be much much tougher than I imagined, I'm so pleased with the results I came out with. I have so much more confidence in myself now, and my drive and motivation is back with a vengeance. History A Level I'm going to finally pass you, and with a grade to be proud of! I'll always treasure the memories, and I can't believe school's actually over. Four more years of education, and I'll be entering into the world of work. I wonder where I'll end up?


If any are you are headed off to university this year, I really recommend having a read of Sophia's post which has some great tips for university over on her amazing blog Tattooed Tea Lady.

15 comments:

  1. Aw congratulations, you've done really well! Hopefully you'll get what you want in history next time, to be fair I think I'd get a U in history haha it's really not for me!

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    1. Thank you lovely :) Yes I really hope so, I just need to actually put effort in this time. It's bloody difficult! xx

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  2. Congratulations! Enjoy college and remember it will all be worth it in the end. Nobody ever looks back and regrets working hard :) xx

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    1. Thank you Lucy! That's very true, I think I needed someone to say something like that to me, so thanks :)xx

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  3. That's brilliant! I told you you'd succeed :D I loved History but that was my worst grade :S All my friends who went to college loved it, I hope you do too!

    Just Smile.
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    1. Thanks Michelle! Haha and thank you for the faith you had in me :) It is a very difficult subject, I just hope I succeed next year xx

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  4. Well done :) If nothing else at least you know you're really really good at last minute revision ;) x

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    1. ps. Love the name of your blog

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    2. Hello fellow Charlotte :) Haha! Exactly :D It seems to work out. Oh thank you! I was actually considering changing it...

      Charlotte xo

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  5. im going into my 2nd year at sixth form and agree that its harder than you first think! well done on your results xx

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    1. Oh god it really really is! If I could go back and talk to myself right at the start I'd just say, "KEEP ON TOP OF THE WORK!!!"

      Thank you very much fellow Charlotte :) xx

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  6. Huge congratulations on your results xx

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