A little GCSE Results Day inspiration

It’s 25th August, and you’ve spent the whole summer trying to forget about them. But you can’t put it off anymore. It’s either the day you have waited patiently for, or the day you wish would never have come.

Either you now have to log on to your school website to get your results, or you have to go into school and you will be given an envelope. For me, the latter is probably worse. To hold something in your hands that contains your results, and which in some way will direct your future, is daunting to say the least. You may choose to get your results alone, locked in the school toilet cubicle, or with friends, or family. Do whatever you feel most comfortable with, and don’t let anyone pressurise you. They’re your results after all!

After my AS Results Day last week, I’m feeling a lot calmer about GCSE Results today. However, I wasn’t always like this. Like I expect many teenagers, I have spent at least a few minutes each day replaying an exam, or thinking about the results looming. To read more about my feelings approaching Results Day, you can click here, to read my blog post of 18/08/16. I’m sure many of you will either be going through or have gone through exactly the same things as I was last Thursday. But my main message was this – it doesn’t matter (and everyone will tell you this and you won’t believe them even though you should) what the result is. Your result does not define you, and you can do anything you want to, if you want to achieve it. Don’t let a letter on a piece of paper change who you are, because you will be loved no matter what.

Here is what Winston Churchill has to say. Whether you think you succeeded or failed today, let his words inspire you to go on to do great things.

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill


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