It’s Results Day
Have you done well, are you happy with your results? That’s great! Have you been surprised-better than you thought? Some of you will have done better than expected and received higher grades. Some of you won’t have done as well as you hoped and receive lower grades.
Maybe you’re disappointed, has your confidence taken a knock or was it low anyway, maybe you don’t expect too much of yourself? Remember not to underestimate yourself, don’t react and turn down opportunities. Maybe you’re disappointed because you worked hard and had no idea what lay ahead. None of us did.
Perhaps you didn’t apply yourself knowing you would study hard for the actual exam, coasting along through the first part of the year and prelims. Then the coronavirus pandemic arrived and changed everything, for the first time in history there was no final exam to sit.
Maybe you’re someone who reaches their peak at exam time and works better under pressure. Life is very changeable at the moment and none of us know exactly how things will progress. It’s important to keep in mind that in the ‘here and now’ exams are a huge event, however in the grand scheme of events they are a small part of your whole life and do not define who you are. Yes they will help you get to the next stage of your life plan but if you didn’t get the results you hoped for then it’s about rewriting your plan to fit with what is realistic and achievable taking it in small steps at a time.
You can consider repeating a year or going to college and getting what you need for university or an apprenticeship that way. Also its important to re check with clearing at further education establishments as they may be different this year because they will likely have less overseas students this year than before. Many local and European students might not be so keen as they may not like the idea of remote or online learning, therefore clearing may be more inclusive than before.
Whether you’re really happy or a bit disappointed, whatever your results it might be a good time to write about your future plans – what first steps can you take, what makes you happier? Who are the people with you long term that you can rely on for support. Whatever your results maybe the first step is to go out and celebrate your hard work and achievements with family or friends. You can even take advantage of the government Eat Out to Help Out deal and get money off. How do you explain your results to family and grandparents? Celebrate what you have done! Watch out for bad thoughts creeping in and spiraling and remember that ‘I am good enough,’ things will be OK. Access our wellbeing course… visit www.llttfyp.com The Living Life to the Full Team.