‘Don’t care about the results, just excited about going clubbing!’: A-level students nervously await their grades today… and get ready to celebrate or drown their sorrows
- Students are about to receive A-Level results in first exams since the pandemic
- Some are far more excited for the afterparty than their results themselves
- Memes are already taking over the internet as students turn anxiety into fun
As students across England, Wales and Northern Ireland prepare to receive their A-Level results today, there are various ways of coping with the nerves and pressure.
Two years of hard graft and weeks of exams have all built up to this moment: but you’d be forgiven for wondering if some teenagers have forgotten that as results day arrives.
In a reminder of the now famous interview by Good Morning Britain several years ago, in which a student opening his results live on air told the country: ‘Win or lose, you’re on the booze’, some seem to have a similar attitude in 2022.
One student wrote on social media: ‘[It’s] got to the point now where I don’t care about my results anymore I’m just excited about the free food and going clubbing.’
Other are plowing their nervous energy into creating memes, which are quickly overtaking the internet. Many relate to the nervous wait faced by students as they attempt to make light of their stress.
Students across England, Wales and Northern Ireland will all receive their A-Level results this morning
Some parents are just as stressed as their children as they count down until results are released
A-Level results day is so far seeing a return of popular memes, but with a new twist.
Some students are preparing themselves for chaos when they open their results – presumably this could be elation or disappointment, depending on their grades.
Hundreds of thousands of pupils are awaiting A-level exam results across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, with grades expected to be lower than during the pandemic but higher than 2019.
Students who sat exams for the first time since before the coronavirus outbreak are expected to face tough competition for university places, with institutions known to have been more conservative in their offers this year.
Admissions service Ucas has said it expects record or near-record numbers of students to get onto their first-choice courses, but warned the process will not be “pain-free” for all, as some students are left disappointed.
This year’s grades aim to reflect a midway point between 2021 – when pupils were assessed by their teachers – and 2019.
Record numbers of students, including high numbers of disadvantaged students, are still expected to start university in September, the Department for Education said.
All students should be proud of their achievements, having dealt with disruption to their schooling during the pandemic, Education Secretary James Cleverly said.
New T-level results will also be received for the first time by around 1,000 students in England on Thursday.
The qualifications, which are broadly equivalent to three A-levels, offer students practical and knowledge-based learning at a school or college and on-the-job experience.
Mr Cleverly assured students that no matter what grades they might get, “there has never been a better range of opportunities available”.
He said: “Whether going on to one of our world-leading universities, a high-quality apprenticeship, or the world of work, students have exciting options as they prepare to take their next steps.”
Almost 40% of students are thought likely to make use of the clearing system to get a place on a course.
Ucas chief executive Clare Marchant this week said Government departments and regulators are “working to make sure that, through all of our social media messaging, that support is around” for students on Thursday.
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