The Best Of The Internet's Reaction To A-Level Results Day

"I got B-A-A-A in my A-levels and now I'm a shepherd."

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It's results day! When the nation's youth find out if they will succeed or fail in life. Or perhaps it doesn't really matter – it depends who you ask.

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And yes, there have been lots of people pictured jumping in the air. And yes, they have tended to be girls.

BREAKING: We have just received our first #alevelresults 'jumping for joy' pic. #resultsday

Manchester News MEN@MENnewsdesk

BREAKING: We have just received our first #alevelresults 'jumping for joy' pic. #resultsday

8:10 AM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The government issued these media guidelines to interpret A-level success by the height of a jump. (It didn't really).

One rebel even suggested going against the jumping trend entirely.

If I were a teen getting my A-Level results today I'd go rogue and do a deep-lunge-and-grimace as opposed to the textbook jump-and-grin.

Laura Sparling@LauraSparling

If I were a teen getting my A-Level results today I'd go rogue and do a deep-lunge-and-grimace as opposed to the textbook jump-and-grin.

10:02 AM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

There were lots of satisfied people this morning.

Lots of famous people got their results today too. Including Marilyn Monroe.

Marilyn Monroe, seen here getting her A-level results.

Mr Roger Quimbly@RogerQuimbly

Marilyn Monroe, seen here getting her A-level results.

9:06 AM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Neville Chamberlain.

Thor.

And The Beatles.

Local students seem happy with their A Level results:

Nick Pettigrew@Nick_Pettigrew

Local students seem happy with their A Level results:

8:08 AM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Students were commiserating with each other.

Would anyone else join me for a slice of cake? #alevelresults

Ryan Morley@_m0zzaaaa

Would anyone else join me for a slice of cake? #alevelresults

10:06 AM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Some people had already been considering alternative careers if they didn't get the grades for uni.

If tomorrow doesn't work out i'll just Kim Kardashian my way to fame

Musòn@Matttydaniells

If tomorrow doesn't work out i'll just Kim Kardashian my way to fame

10:24 PM - 13 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

This time tomorrow I will officially be starting my new career as a stripper #resultday #deffofailed

Hannah Browning@han_brownn

This time tomorrow I will officially be starting my new career as a stripper #resultday #deffofailed

11:49 AM - 13 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But it's fine, because older, wiser heads were offering heartening advice.

Good A-level results? Don’t forget that life is ultimately futile and we’re all careering headfirst towards an inevitable death!

Stuart Heritage@stuheritage

Good A-level results? Don’t forget that life is ultimately futile and we’re all careering headfirst towards an inevitable death!

8:47 AM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Disappointing A-level results? Relax. This just means that you can write a condescending tweet about how great your job is 15 years from now

Stuart Heritage@stuheritage

Disappointing A-level results? Relax. This just means that you can write a condescending tweet about how great your job is 15 years from now

8:06 AM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And some level-headed life tips.

A level results aren't important. Getting off with boys. That's what's important.

Polly Vernon@PollyVernon

A level results aren't important. Getting off with boys. That's what's important.

9:17 AM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Lots of older people were keen to tell the young'uns what awful grades they got, as a kind of motivational Twitter group hug.

I got 19 A*s at A-level, every single one of them in advanced maths, and I lick the walls of public toilets for sustenance.

Shane Croucher@shanecroucher

I got 19 A*s at A-level, every single one of them in advanced maths, and I lick the walls of public toilets for sustenance.

9:51 AM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I got three As and a B. I also got two Ns and an S. BANANAS. Fifty bonus points! I'm going to Oxbridge.

Yawn@YawnThePost

I got three As and a B. I also got two Ns and an S. BANANAS. Fifty bonus points! I'm going to Oxbridge.

9:07 AM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I got B-A-A-A in my A-levels, and I'm now a shepherd.

James Martin@Pundamentalism

I got B-A-A-A in my A-levels, and I'm now a shepherd.

9:09 AM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Prince Charles only got two A-levels, one B and one C. And he got into Cambridge! Don't be disheartened!

Primly Stable@PrimlyStable

Prince Charles only got two A-levels, one B and one C. And he got into Cambridge! Don't be disheartened!

9:19 AM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Started worrying about my A-level results, then remembered it was 9 years ago and I’m an adult with a job and a PS4, so everything is okay.

James O'Malley@Psythor

Started worrying about my A-level results, then remembered it was 9 years ago and I’m an adult with a job and a PS4, so everything is okay.

9:08 AM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

DONT worry if you didn't pass you're A Levels, I didn't either but your going to far in life they're are plenty of opportunities out their.

JC@JCautomatic

DONT worry if you didn't pass you're A Levels, I didn't either but your going to far in life they're are plenty of opportunities out their.

8:06 AM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Some people realised, however, that this info is often a little bit out of date.

@DawnHFoster Are you excited to hear what results people got in 1996 because I am excited to hear what results people got in 1996.

Eben Marks@EbenMarks

@DawnHFoster Are you excited to hear what results people got in 1996 because I am excited to hear what results people got in 1996.

9:11 AM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Hey kids - don't take advice from people like me about exams or careers. I got lucky and also my advice is 20 years out of date.

Rob Manuel@robmanuel

Hey kids - don't take advice from people like me about exams or careers. I got lucky and also my advice is 20 years out of date.

9:08 AM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Then there was this realist.

Just remember- If you don't get the A-Levels you were hoping for today, then your totally fucked. FUCKED. Come and work in retail.

AngryShopMan@AngryShopMan

Just remember-
If you don't get the A-Levels you were hoping for today, then your totally fucked. FUCKED.
Come and work in retail.

9:04 AM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@GeneralBoles saved everyone a lot of time by fitting all the memes into one image.

This gag is awful.

Actually, Dane Bowers doesn't like to talk about his A-levels.

I saw Dane Bowers on A-Level results night in Oceana and asked what he got on his 'Another-levels' but couldn't stop laughing & ran away.

Adam Hess@adamhess1

I saw Dane Bowers on A-Level results night in Oceana and asked what he got on his 'Another-levels' but couldn't stop laughing & ran away.

9:15 AM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Everyone knew who to blame for their lower-than-expected grades.

well my AS results are shit, well played Michael Gove well fucking played

leah maidment@lilyy_maidment

well my AS results are shit, well played Michael Gove well fucking played

10:43 AM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Nervous girls waiting for their results at Henrietta Barnet. One student said if they didn't get the 3 As needed she'll blame Michael Gove.

Ham and High@HamandHigh

Nervous girls waiting for their results at Henrietta Barnet. One student said if they didn't get the 3 As needed she'll blame Michael Gove.

8:59 AM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Managed to convince my mum Michael Gove changed the results so if I get a U it's actually an A

♡@emilydaisy97

Managed to convince my mum Michael Gove changed the results so if I get a U it's actually an A🌚

9:03 AM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But whether celebrating or commiserating, students were this morning already discussing the best ways to get completely ratarse drunk later.

And really, whoever we are, whatever we achieve in life, we all secretly want to be this guy.

Big up to the guy on @R1Breakfast who rang up about A-levels and said: "I didn't do my A-levels but I'm going to Ibiza for six days. Wheyyy"

James Leyfield@JamesJourn

Big up to the guy on @R1Breakfast who rang up about A-levels and said: "I didn't do my A-levels but I'm going to Ibiza for six days. Wheyyy"

9:57 AM - 14 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite