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Results Day

Hand holding a pen above a book while sitting at a table.

Results day is fast approaching. For some more than others. Let’s be honest. We are stressed or worried. Worried that we may not have achieved the grades that we want and stressed because we fear what we may have to go through to get the desired grade. That is probably everyone’s biggest fear. Having to re-take another course because of not achieveing their desired grade.

Personally, I completely understand. I am in that same boat with one subject in particluar. However, it is not because I did not put enough studying towards my exams but because the information simply struggled to stick. I tried many study techniques. From writing and re-writing notes, to reading, making flashcards, from watching documentaries based on what I was learning in class etc.

How to: Conqure Results Day

Prepare yourself for the worst and expect the best. Of course this can be applied to any situation in life but we are focusing on school. If you are feeling completely negative, that is okay. You are allowed to feel pressure and nerves. This is sespecially as school can put a lot of pressure on students. A a student you can only take so much stress and pressure which leads me into my point. Worry about results day however try to not worry too much. It is detrimental to your health. Instead, try to take your mind off results day and do something useful! Distract yourself by hanging out with your friends, go shopping, write a blog, work, or volunteer! There are many ways that you can distract yourself and there are numerous thing that you can do. Before disracting yourself, I do however recommend that you talk to someone who your trust like a friend or family member, about the way you feel. It can lift the weight off your shoulders.

Once the day comes, try to be positive. Being negative attracts negativity and that may be the last thing that you want. Whether you require to go to your school or university to recieve your grades, or simply wait in agony and pain until they arrive in the post, remain calm. Que Sera, Sera: whatever will be, will be.

Now what?

Depending on how happy or unhappy you are with your results, this is decision time:

Are you happy with your results? If so;

  • Do you know what you want to do in the future?
  • Do you have a plan?
  • Do you know how to get to where you want to?
  • Do you have a strategy?
  • Are you ready to work even harder to get what you want?

If your answers were no to any of the above questions or if you are unhappy with your outcome, speak to your Careers Advisor. They will be able to help you with any questions that you may have. They will also be able to ask around if they do not have the answersthat you are looking for. Inaddition, you can also speak to your proffessors for advice.

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