Thinking a back to that week, I remember trying not to think about it all summer. Then suddenly there were 3 days left. And it was alllll I could think about.
Obviously. For pandemic reasons, I’m not in the same position that cohort 2020 is in right now. But nerves are nerves.
Here’s a few things you might like to do tonight just to emotionally and practically prepare for tomorrow.
- Know the deets. – for most of you the timing is 8am tomorrow. But it might be earlier or later. Make sure that you know if your getting an email with your grades or going into school to collect the envelopes .
- Have your schools number/ teachers emails handy. If you need to make a quick phone call; the last thing you want to be doing is faffing about for numbers when you really need them ASAP.
- Know your subjects. You may have confirmed your 3 subjects for ALEVELs but have a bit of a back up plan. There may be a great subject that you did better in than you expected or you might want to drop one. Either way. Have a little room for flexibility.
- Don’t feel pressured to tell anyone what you got. This is a big one. Whether you do incredible well or you’re slightly disappointed. Be conscience of how yours friends might feel. Only ask if you’re altogether comfortable with it. And if you don’t want to share … it’s actually fine.
- Sleep – I remember day dreaming. And thinking ; Then actually dreaming about how results day would go. You only have to go through it once. Don’t make yourself go through it multiple times.
- The night before : set an alarm for a good time to wake up. But give yourself the chance to calm your nerves. Play some calming music and RELAX before you go to bed. The adrenaline will kick in the second you wake up.
- If you’re going into school … take a mask. Don’t forget ! It isssss 2020 after all.
Remember you will be fine. GCSEs are important. But they are not everything. If you want to email us about any questions : Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org