Words by Nik Taylor
Quite frankly, I have never been so scared of a piece of paper before.
With A-level results released in just a few days, TSR member Matt_dragon's post on the 'How is everyone feeling about results?' discussion sums up the mood of many.


If you're among those waiting for results on Thursday, you're probably sharing the nervousness that's on show in that discussion. More than one third of TSR members (37%) think they've done worse than their predicted grades, with a further 24% not even willing to hazard a guess.



For many people, the waiting is the worst part. TSR member Mr boombang is playing the old try-to-ignore-anything's-happening game, saying: "The more I think about it, the more nervous I get. So at the moment I'm just pretending nothing that important is going on on 15th August!"


While Carina65 adds: "The worst part is having a good dream about your results, only to realise that it wasn't reality and it was just a dream."


Not everyone is nervous, though. One third of TSR members think they've hit their predicted grades for uni, while 8% are confident of getting better-than-predicted results.

Whichever camp you fall into, TSR is here for you. Make sure you're ready for results day by reading up on our collection of features and advice articles.

Think you've done better than predicted?

Make sure you understand Adjustment - and whether it's right for you


Think you'll get your predicted grades - or thereabouts?

Get ready for uni with our 'what to take to uni' list

Share your results and see how your friends have done


Think you've done worse than your predicted grades?

Make sure you're up to speed on how Clearing works, just in case...
Introduction to Clearing

Guide to Clearing

Results day discussion: didn't do as well as you'd hoped? Advice here!


Got no idea how you've done?

Prepare for the big day by reading TSR's guide to A-level results day


And get all your bases covered by reading up on our results day 2013 hub