It’s that time of year again: A Level results day.

For most students, it’s marked in the calander as D-Day. Why? Because it’s going to be a day that quite literally determines a great deal of our lives. If you fail to meet your offer conditions (or just fail the exams), results day will mould you into a different person. And if you meet the conditions and do great, you’re immediately put onto another track to begin the rest of your life. (See what I did there? Track. UCAS.)

So, how are we really feeling about results day? Well, although I can’t answer for everyone, I can answer for most. And I’m feeling sick to my stomach.

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However much people tell you that it’ll be fine and you’ve nothing to worry about, it never matters. They didn’t sit the exam. They do not know the errors you made or the time you ran out of. And they are not the ones having sleepless nights about one day of their life. So, from this we can tell that we’re also feeling pretty touchy about results day.

I also think that there’s a bit of a ‘whatever will be, will be’ attitude surrounding results day as well. Having finished the exams months ago and had time to think about the many possibilities, there’s an element of carelessness around results day. On occasion, when thinking about not getting into the uni of your dreams or not achieving the personal goals you set, you do wonder if it’s the end of the world.

The only advice that can be given ahead of results day is to keep yourself busy. That way you don’t have to think about it as much and can be productive elsewhere.

Chin up. And good luck.