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It's results day tomorrow, and I'm feeling increasingly nervous. Any comforting words?

Asked by MilkyWay (13131 points ) August 22nd, 2012

These results will determine whether I get into college or not… It’s a big big thing for me. I just can’t stop thinking about it. I’ve tried distracting myself and keeping busy but it’s not working. Typically, my mind is assuming the worst… How can I ease this sickening feeling I have in my stomach right now?

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snapdragon24's avatar

Take a bath. Have some tea. Watch a comedy. Most of all, whatever happens, happens. Think positive no matter what.

wundayatta's avatar

Do you know how many really stupid people get into college? I work at one. I know.

You’re not really stupid. Not even close!

LuckyGuy's avatar

Promise you’ll let us know what happens. OK?

bkcunningham's avatar

Ohh, it is exciting. Think positively. What are you hoping to study?

MilkyWay's avatar

Thanks guys
@LuckyGuy I will…
@bkcunningham I hope to study law, after 2 years in college.

bkcunningham's avatar

Fingers, toes and eyes crossed for you!

Have you made celebration plans? Are you going out to dinner? Drinks?

gailcalled's avatar

Are these A or O level exams? Are there rigid for all universities? No wiggle room?

mazingerz88's avatar

You did the hard work, you reap the reward. Fly. : )

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

While many of us have known you since you were jailbait and have the utmost confidence in your ability to have passed with flying colours, I realize that this won’t curb the anxiety until the results come in.

I don’t know about you, but I find attempting to do two things at once helps pass the time. What about listening to your favorite music while doing a series of tasks? Attempt to do Sudoku or another type of puzzle or solitaire game while watching a movie or television show. Time flies by.

And now you have us all anxious, albeit confident, in the results. When exactly do we get to find out?

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

The tests are done and over. Can you change the results now? So don’t worry about it so much. You’re sharp, you did okay.

fremen_warrior's avatar

I know for a guy who doesn’t drink anymore I say this a lot, but have you considered getting hammered? :P

zensky's avatar

Fingers crossed, JB.

Sunny2's avatar

Crossroads, where you can go one of 2 or 3 ways, are always a little scary. Go to an engrossing movie. That will take a couple hours. Run or walk a long way while listening to music. The time will pass more quickly if you are concentrating on something else, hard as that may be.
Good luck and patience. Do NOT chew your fingernails. Takes too long for them to grow back.

Dsg's avatar

Keep positive thoughts. Watch an inspiring movie. Enjoy some of your fav. ice cream or dessert. Call a dear friend or loved one to pump you up. Believe in yourself! You know you want this….so don’t let anything discourage you! You CAN do it. You WILL succeed! Have a relaxing bubble bath with some relaxing, upbeat music and sip on some wine. Please let us know what happens tomorrow. I feel good vibes for you!! Big hugs coming your way! :)

Ayesha's avatar

I’ve been through the same thing. I wish you all the luck in the world @MilkyWay! Just try and relax, I know it’s hard, keep in touch with a couple of friends till they come out. You’ll do great!

MilkyWay's avatar

Oh my gosh, you guys are great :)
Thanks for all the motivation and support <3 <3
I’ll let you guys know tomorrow evening, I promise.
Lurve you guys!

Bellatrix's avatar

It’s out of your hands. You did the work and now you just have to trust you did enough. I am sure you did better than you think you did.

I would suggest calling some of your friends who are probably also freaking out right about now and going out and having some fun. Go to the cinema, have a ‘we are waiting for our results’ party (even if it’s a day time party). Spend time not talking about your results. Make it a rule – no results talk.

stardust's avatar

@MilkyWay Good luck lovie:-)x

augustlan's avatar

You’ve got this, girlie. You’re a smarty!

zensky's avatar

Update required JB.

MilkyWay's avatar

Okay, just got back half an hour ago…
Here are the results:
English Language—B
English Literature—A
History—A*
Science—B
Textiles—C
I.T—B
Urdu—A*
Religious Studies—A*
Maths—D
I’m pretty bummed about getting a D in maths… it puts me in a risky position. Even though I was the only one in my class to get 3 A*s and the only who got an A* in history, I’m going to have to redo my maths… I’ll find out tomorrow if the college will accept me or not.

Ayesha's avatar

Congratulations @MilkyWay!!! That is such a good result!
Don’t worry about Maths, redo it if you can. Don’t let it bring you down!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@MilkyWay If you go into medicine and I’m your patient I’ll just bring a calculator with me. I trust you on all the rest. Good job.

MilkyWay's avatar

@Ayesha Definitley wil have to redo it, as Universities only accept an A to C pass…
@MilkyWay Lol! Thanks Addy.
<3
I’ve been having a look around the net, and they say that the pass rate has gone really low this year, which means examiners have been really hard on students…
They’re saying that because of that, people who’ve even got a C have done well, which makes me very happy with the results I got for my other subjects :D

wundayatta's avatar

@MilkyWay What happened with maths?

MilkyWay's avatar

@wundayatta My mind blanked in the exam. I passed, but not enough to get me into University.

wundayatta's avatar

So you know maths, but you just forget it for a moment?

MilkyWay's avatar

@wundayatta No, I just can’t use it very well under pressure :/
In class I’m okay. My maths teacher actually told me I had the potential to be an A* student in maths lol!

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

If I were your parent, I would be so proud of you for the scores. What do you plan to do? Sure, we all know that the immediate goal is to get into a university, but what do you want to pursue? That is a more important matter.

Most of us don’t understand how the British school system works. The maths score may be the deciding factor of eligibility for a uni, but it sounds as if there is a second chance by taking the exam over. If that doesn’t work out, there may be the chance that they look at your other scores, which should hold some weight in the overall decision. Surely they know that not all students test well in all areas.

P.S. Urdu…really? I had no idea that this language was taught in England. Congratulations on the A!

MilkyWay's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer Uhm A * :P
And yeah, Arabic, Urdu, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese all available as GCSE subjects :)

gailcalled's avatar

@MilkyWay: That is a thing of great beauty and should be framed. Who cares about a C in textiles? And don’t you choose a general area of interest before you enter uni? If you were not into maths and science, does the low (but still competent) mark matter so much?

Is this uni filled with only people who do well in all academic areas? Surely not. I bet Winston Churchill didn’t spend much time on maths or physics.

MilkyWay's avatar

@gailcalled I’m afraid Maths plays a vital role in whether you are successful here in the UK. Universities look at every module result at GCSE level subjects. I suppose it;s like seperating the wheat from the chaff…
Of course, they should take into account my high results, but if you get a low pass in english, maths or science you have to retake it again…
It’s a bummer but… it’s the way it is :/
Also, college here isn’t the same in the States. Over here College lasts 2 years and then you go into University. After leaving college is when you choose an area of interest.

gailcalled's avatar

Oh. You are talking about what we call high school. Thanks for clarifying. Since it is just one subject, won’t it be easier to cram and take practice exams without being distracted by English and science?

MilkyWay's avatar

@gailcalled Np. Now, I’m going to have to retake my maths GCSE alongside studying my A levels in college.
The problem here is, will the college allow me to do that or not…

Sunny2's avatar

I think you did extremely well. I hope the college will let you do what you want to do. You have a good head on your shoulders!

bkcunningham's avatar

I hope you didn’t take my suggestion on going out for drinks last night. ~

MilkyWay's avatar

@bkcunningham Lol, no. I didn’t.
@Sunny2 Thanks dear :)

wundayatta's avatar

@MilkyWay How many A levels will you take? Where will you go?

You can’t retake the maths right away? You have to do it when you take the A levels? I don’t understand how that works.

I trust you will get coaching to help you be able to deal with the pressure of testing. Also, I wonder if you have a system where they give allowances to people with certain “learning disabilities” like test anxiety. My son, for example, is allowed to use a calcutor because he can’t multiply or add to save his life. He is brilliant, conceptually, but he just can’t do the drudge stuff. I’m not help, I guess. I don’t think he should have to do it. But my view is not popular. Everyone insists knowing how to add is crucial, even though 95% of the population uses a calculator when they do it.

MilkyWay's avatar

@wundayatta I’m hoping to go to the place I applied for, and study 4 A levels.
And yes, there will be extra classes… not too sure about my situation being classed as a disability though lol!

LuckyGuy's avatar

Wait…wait..wait…. Urdu? You got an A+ in Urdu? Do you intend to work in Pakistan? Urdu??

MilkyWay's avatar

@LuckyGuy xD
No, relax. I don’t intend to work in Pakistan.
Urdu is spoken in India too (where it originates from) and by a majority of the British Asian people. I live in a fairly multicultural city where half the Solicitors I know are from either Indian or Pakistani origin… That’s why Urdu has become an option in schools and A levels now, because it can come in handy working in the UK.
My mum speaks fluent Urdu too, which is a bonus :D

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Note to readers: A solicitor in the UK is a court lawyer, not a door-to-door sales person like it is in the US.

@MilkyWay Please accept my apology for leaving the * off of the Urdu A* score. It must be something similar to our A+ mark, meaning above an A. And thank you for educating us a bit on the UK school system. It’s fascinating.

MilkyWay's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer You guys really call sales people solicitors?? 0_0
And I was just teasing haha.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

@MilkyWay Only the really obnoxious sales reps are labeled solicitors. These are the ones that come knocking on the door trying to solicit their wares or religions. Sign We also don’t use the term ‘barrister’ either. It’s old-fashioned. And…we don’t wear white wigs in the courtroom. :)

MilkyWay's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer LOL! Man, you yanks are so weird. :P

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Honey chil’, y’all just need to come over and set for awhile. We’ll have you talkin’ proper in the shake of a lamb’s tail.

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