17 Things Everyone Waiting For Exam Results Will Understand

Yay, important life-altering things are about to happen!

1. You wake up every morning thinking about your results.

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2. But you keep realising that you have at least one more day to be nervous.

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3. Even taking a holiday didn’t really distract you.

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4. You don’t understand how the “bell curve” of marks work, but you’re hoping it’ll somehow help you out.

Maybe if you’d done better in statistics you would actually get it.

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5. You’re completely ready to explain how the exams were marked very harshly, and that actually the boundaries were so high this year.

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6. Or that the invigilators were really distracting, and frankly, it’s not surprising that you didn’t do well.

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7. Or basically any excuse at all. Really, anything.

#resultsdayexcuses The person in front of me shat himself and I couldn't bear it so I failed.

— Frankster (@FrankDeLaSter)
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#resultsdayexcuses it's the taking part that counts

— (@kxtiem)
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#resultsdayexcuses 'I was lowering the grade boundaries for everyone else'

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8. Everyone you know won’t stop asking you about them, and it is not helping your stress levels.

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9. Your failure to revise during half-term means you really relate to Ross.

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10. You’ve started to read up on people who did amazingly at life, without needing to pass all their exams.

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11. But then you remember Emma Watson exists.

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12. You’re still not over the fact that this is how your exams actually happened.

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13. You’re not sure if you actually want to check your results when they come online.

Maybe, if you don’t check them, they’ll have sort of not happened?

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14. Your immediate reaction to your results will look something like this.

Whether they’re good or bad, to be honest.

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15. Though you’re also pretty convinced that this will need to be your long-term plan when you finally get your results.

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16. Sometimes, you forget that you’re about to get this incredibly important result, and then you suddenly remember.


And it’s terrible.

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17. But basically, you’re convinced it’ll all be fine!

And it will be. Probably. Maybe.

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Luke Bailey is a staff writer for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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