Woman reassured after sharing her honest reaction to failing her A-Levels
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One woman was reassured after sharing her honest reaction to failing her A-Levels.
The student opened her exam results on camera and captured her authentic response to finding out her grades were not what she expected.
Opening up about just how heartbroken she was by the whole thing, the internet did its thing and came to the rescue to cheer her up.
The woman uploaded the short clip to TikTok, captioning it: "We had to cut the cameras because I started breaking down crying. I'm still not over it."
In the video, she opens up her A-Level results and finds out she's received a D, D, E.
In case you need your memory jogging, A-Levels are graded on a scale from A* to E, with A* being the highest grade and E being the lowest passing grade.
Therefore, any grade from A* to E is considered a pass at A Level.
However, with that said, it's clear the woman was expecting grades a lot higher than the bottom two lowest grades one can achieve.
The overlay text on the TikTok read: "Watch my heart get completely ripped out of my chest after I found out that I had failed all my A-Levels after working my a** of [sic] for 4 months, pulling endless all nighters just to revise, revising throughout the whole of Ramadan while fasting, while being so sure that I did well."
One TikTok user penned: "Mum of a son waiting for GCSE results... Your grades do not define you. Well done for the effort you put in. You've got this!"
"I got D,E,U," revealed a second, "now I have a 2:1 degree with honours - you'll do it!"
A third explained: "Once you arrive at uni, honestly your A-Levels don’t matter. It’s a blank slate, everyone’s on the same page."
"I did really bad in GCSE, scraped my A levels, dropped out of uni," offered another. "Now I am an accountant. Don't let grades tell you your worth."
A fifth added: "I failed my A-Levels twice now I've got a bachelors in chemistry, I'm a fully qualified science teacher, and I now have a master's degree in comp science."
"Had to retake my A-Levels and still ended up with C, D, E, U. I then got a 1st class law degree and am a trainee solicitor. A-Levels are the worst," comforted another.
A fellow class of 2023 student commented: "Everyone’s in the comments stories about doing well in uni after getting disappointing A-Levels is giving me hope."
A final TikTok user hit out: "The education system messed up this year fr."
That last comment will definitely ring home with thousands of students who couldn't access their A Level results after UCAS crashed.
It should have been a day for dramatically opening envelopes, panicked calls to universities to ask if they'll still take you even if you didn't quite get the grades and frantic calls home.
However, many of those logging onto the UCAS site had discovered to their dismay that it went down, leaving them unable to see their results.
Talk about a bad time for a technical issue.