Watch: Brummies share their A Level & GCSE results day memories
Young people across Birmingham are awaiting their A level and GCSE grades - here’s some top advice from local people on how to deal with results day
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This week sees the announcement of A Level results, with GCSE results following the week after. I’m here on the streets of Birmingham to find out people’s memories of receiving their own exam results - were there any disappointments or positive surprises on those highly anticipated days?
Kelly says: “Okay, I’ll jump on this because I feel very passionate about this. It may not be textbook, shall we say? But I just think young people need to work hard, yes. Stay on their journey. Yes. 100%. But don’t get stressed out - don’t let it affect your mental health to a level that you think it’s the be all and end all.
“Honestly, I have three children that have all gone down the same route - that schools, and we all know about schools and the pressure and results are for them, to understand that a little happy medium would be good. We don’t have to conform to how I was brought up and this is the way it has to be - we can step off that now.
“So if you don’t get the A level results you want it’s not the end of the world none of that is worth your mental health taking such a decline that you think it’s the end. You’re only 18.”
Angharad says: “I would say whatever happens happens. I remember myself being really, really nervous about my results - both A level and GCSE because obviously then there’s a pressure for both - GCSE is to get into your A levels, A levels to uni. I think you’ve done the exams now so you need to not worry then whatever happens happens”
Grace says: “I think I can remember getting my A level results being quite a big deal because you’re finding out where you go to uni or what you’re doing next with your life. So it’s like the next step really, but just say, you’ve come this far and now you can keep going. So well done for getting to that point anyway!”