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    I got my results yesterday and I did well for my school, but definitely have ruined my chances of going to a decent top 10 university in the UK. What is particularly annoying is how everyone around me is congratulating me because they consider my results good when they are not! I feel like I am a failure and want to just tell everyone to go away; and although I know that results are not the be all or end all, they kind of are. I'm not sure why I am posting, but I needed to vent before I could do something else. All I've thought about since yesterday was how much I have let myself down, and have let other people down. I can see the disappointment in their faces, and honestly I don't know what to do anymore. I feel like just curling up and going into hiding for the rest of my life. That might sound dramatic, but academics is really all I had, and know I feel like I'm just average. I know that makes me sound slightly pretentious, but when education is all you have, and when it is all that you thought you were good at, and yet you don't live up to your expectations it makes you feel empty...
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    I got my results yesterday and I did well for my school, but definitely have ruined my chances of going to a decent top 10 university in the UK. What is particularly annoying is how everyone around me is congratulating me because they consider my results good when they are not! I feel like I am a failure and want to just tell everyone to go away; and although I know that results are not the be all or end all, they kind of are. I'm not sure why I am posting, but I needed to vent before I could do something else. All I've thought about since yesterday was how much I have let myself down, and have let other people down. I can see the disappointment in their faces, and honestly I don't know what to do anymore. I feel like just curling up and going into hiding for the rest of my life. That might sound dramatic, but academics is really all I had, and know I feel like I'm just average. I know that makes me sound slightly pretentious, but when education is all you have, and when it is all that you thought you were good at, and yet you don't live up to your expectations it makes you feel empty...
    It is going to be ok :hugs:

    I'm in a similar situation except I actually did fail. I'm not sure if these were your AS results.. if so then speak to your college about redoing them. If they are A2 results so your final A-level grades then also speak to your college about staying on for another year to retake.. or look into doing them again in your own time "privately". There are lots of places out there that will help you do this.

    If you tried your best, put in hard work and time then that is all people can ask. Never let anyone put you down because you think you have failed them. It is not the end of the world.
 
 
 
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