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    Hi everyone,

    My name is Leopatto (duh) and I was in your position 2 years ago anxiously waiting for my AS-level results which made me unable to sleep and think about what am I going to do with my life if I fail or not get the required grades to get into my dream uni. Bear in mind that I only did AS-levels.

    For my subjects I did Business, History, Sociology and Law because I really really wanted to do business/finances at uni, and whilst I was in college I was only interested in partying, hanging out with new people and just having the best time of my life whilst I was there. Turns out, that it was a bad idea and my attendance at the end of the academic year was something like...60% which is pretty bad. Nevertheless, this + bunking lessons, and me just not giving a **** about anything made my exams look pathetically bad - I knew as soon as I left the exam hall that I failed, and I think that was a wake-up call for me.

    Fast-forward to August, I go into my college really late in the afternoon because I knew that nobody else would be there so I missed sharing the results, plus also I didn't have to see the happiness (or tears) of others, whereas I would just collect my envelope sit underneath the tree peek at the results, and then contemplate what should I do with my life. Oh yeah I got UUEE for my results.

    In the stroke of brilliance and my own genius, I decided it would be a brilliant idea to join the army because I thought that's the only thing left for idiots such as me. Nevertheless, before I put the ink on the paper signing 4 years of my life away I decided that at least I should get some qualifications so when I leave the armed forces at least I would have something underneath my belt.

    So I did Public Services worth 3 A-levels. Worthless now that I think about it but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Anyway, to wrap it up I didn't want to repeat my mistakes again so I studied (pfft, more like copied but whatever) made sure my attendance at the end of the year 1 and 2 was solid 68% (yeah I skipped, because it was so boring) and I got D*D*D which is equivalent to A*A*A + plus I did other A-level on the side but I won't share it as it might..."expose" my identity. I also got into one of the top unis when it comes to business degrees in the UK with BTEC - ikr, BTEC is only for dumb people yada yada you can only get to Hull uni etc.

    Point is - some of you will fail, some of you will succeed and for those that didn't get the grades they wanted as Tupac once said - Keep Ya Head Up.

    It's not the end of the world and if you're really struggling with exams and the pressure at the end of the year just do BTEC subject you're interested in - you'll have teachers breathing down your neck the whole year instead but it might just be the right thing for you. Most unis don't discriminate against BTEC students like they did previously.

    Off to bed now, good luck tomorrow

    /end of pep talk

    E: not sure if this is the correct subforum to post to, so y'know... don't crucify me.
    E2: AMA if you want to...

    Thanks if I fail I'll join the army 100%

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