Failing Exams and why it Doesn’t Matter
So, here’s the scene, you have stepped out of yet more exams and you’re just not feeling confident about the pending results. Instead of dreading what’s to come when you get to results day, be positive. Look for inspiration and begin to put together your Plan B.
Ok, so worst-case scenario, you fail all your exams. Although it may feel like it, this is not the end of the World! There are plenty of options out there for you. With this Blog we’ll just cover the obvious ones, but there’s no reason why you can’t get creative and ‘think outside the box’.
Firstly, there is the obvious one of taking re-sits and making sure this time all those distractions that stopped you revising the first-time round are banished! Alternatively, you can look at jumping straight into the workplace and begin your career adventure fresh from the educational system. Or, you could look at taking a different route to getting your qualifications and enrol on Level 3 Diploma courses and above.
In all honesty, in 5 years times no one is going to care whether you got an A* or an E in your English Literature A-Level. They aren’t going to be checking whether you correctly submitted all your coursework for your Biology A-Level and they certainly aren’t going to be worried about whether you made enough revision notes for your Law A-Level. What they will care about is what you did to get to where you are. Did you not give up? Persevere? Find an alternative way to get the skills you needed to land the job? That’s what the employers really care about.
Just because you didn’t get there one way, doesn’t mean you can’t get there another. Look at all your options and decide what’s best for you.