GCSE Results!

This year, on the 25th of August, I went to my school to collect my GCSE results. For the past year I had been waking up at 6am every morning to attend as many revision sessions, enrichments and classes I could in order to feel prepared and do well in my exams. For those of you not from the UK, or just do not know the concept of GCSEs, they are the exams you take when you are 16 years old, which determine what you will do with the last two years of your education. If you do well, you can go to a college, sixth form or apprenticeshipย of your choice- if you do not, your options are slightly more limited. (So no pressure!)

On the morning of results day, I was so nervous- literally, I had never been so nervous in my life! Although I knew I had worked my hardest and I couldn’t change what results that were printed on the paper in my envelope- it still didn’t help my nerves! After a dance party to my Spotify playlist while brushing my teeth (this always calms me down for some reason- I did it before every exam- think its something to do with using up all the nervous energy!) it was time to go to collect the results!


I arrived at school at 9:30am, which is the earliest I’ve been up all summer holidays and was given my envelope. I was shaking with nerves and slight excitement and peaked in the envelope as saw the following results;

  • English Literature – A*
  • English Language- A
  • Maths- A
  • Science Core- A
  • Science Additional- A
  • Religion- A*
  • Geography- A
  • Computing- A
  • Business Studies- A
  • Physical education- A
  • Spanish- B

I have never been so proud of myself before, all the hard work, flashcards, crying and revision sessions paid off! There is nothing more rewarding than this- working your absolute hardest and receiving the reward you are happy with! For those of you who haven’t taken your GCSEs or other important exams yet- good luck and work as hard as you can as it means you can be proud of your results as you couldn’t have done any better! For those of you who got your results, I really hope you got the results you wanted- even if not, these grades don’t define you in any way, what you do with them and how you move forward shoes your work ethic and determination!


I hope you enjoyed reading my results- I know lots of you wanted to hear about it and what it felt like to go and collect them, it’s a very exciting and eventful day! I would love to hear all about your results if you got them on the 25th in the comments! Thank you for reading!

Tash x

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  1. August 27, 2016 / 10:22 am

    You have no idea how proud I am of you. You worked so hard and it payed off!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Well done! xx

    • August 27, 2016 / 10:23 am

      Thank you so much Elm! I remember all our comments in capitals of how stressed we were- but here we are! Well done with your results too- they are amazing!! What are you doing for the next two years? What subjects are you taking? xx

      • August 27, 2016 / 1:57 pm

        Yes, I remember those comments too! And thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m doing English Lit, French, History and Psychology – you?

        • August 27, 2016 / 2:04 pm

          I’m doing English Lit, Psychology, Geography and ICT. I’ve never done Psychology before, have you? I had to chose it instead of biology as it wouldn’t work in my timetable, but it looks really interesting!

          • August 27, 2016 / 5:46 pm

            I haven’t done it either! ๐Ÿ™‚ My sister has and she said it’s really interesting.

  2. August 27, 2016 / 10:27 am

    Well done! So well deserved and along with studying hard you still managed to continue on with your blog! Great results :)!! So proud, congratulations xx

    • August 27, 2016 / 10:38 am

      Thank you so much!! I love blogging so I still had to keep doing it- it just meant there was lots of writing before the exams haha! Thank you again! xx

  3. August 27, 2016 / 10:34 am

    A HUGE CONGATS Tash!!!!! You got amazing grades๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ You did so well! Can you do a post on how you juggled blogging and school work? I’m really going to need the tips for year 10 and 11 xx

    • August 27, 2016 / 10:40 am

      THANK YOU!! Of course I will do a post! I’m doing A levels this year and have exams so I will still need to juggle blogging and school- so I’ll make sure I do a blog post like that soon! xx

  4. August 27, 2016 / 10:40 am

    Well Done!! Your results are so good!! xo


  5. August 27, 2016 / 11:35 am

    aagh, that’s amazing! I am so proud of you, you have done so well! xx

  6. August 27, 2016 / 11:48 am

    Omg Tash!! That’s amazing you’ve killed it. I’m so proud of you xxx!

  7. August 27, 2016 / 12:58 pm

    A huge congratulations, you did so well honey!! xx

  8. August 27, 2016 / 1:35 pm

    Oh my gosh! You did so well!! Congrats for doing so well! Your hard work definetly paid off!!

  9. August 27, 2016 / 3:05 pm

    Hard work really does pay off. Congrats!!!

  10. August 27, 2016 / 3:38 pm

    Your hard work reflects in your result, congrats! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. August 27, 2016 / 3:52 pm

    Tash you have done amazing and you do deserve it! Well done ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  12. August 27, 2016 / 4:03 pm

    Wow, that’s amazing! Congrats Tash, you should be very proud of yourself!

  13. August 27, 2016 / 4:22 pm

    Oh my god congratulations Tash! I’m so glad you passed your GCSEs, you deserve it! xx

  14. August 27, 2016 / 6:59 pm

    Well done! What’s your next plan? Sixth form? I’ve just finished sixth form and am now moving onto University in a couple of weeks. Nerve-wrecking to say the least. You must have worked very hard. Well done!

    • August 28, 2016 / 10:06 am

      Thank you! My next plan is to go to sixth form and study English Literature, Phycology, Geography and ICT. Congrats on finishing sixth form- what university are you going to? What are you planning to study? I’m sure you will do amazingly, good luck!

      • August 28, 2016 / 7:08 pm

        Thank you! I’m going to be living in Leicester! Studying English Language and Creative Writing. Not long now!

        • August 28, 2016 / 8:04 pm

          That sounds great! I would love to know how it goes as I love English and I’m taking it in sixth form- so I’m thinking about it for University! Good luck!

  15. August 27, 2016 / 10:32 pm

    Well done!!

  16. August 28, 2016 / 1:07 pm

    Hey! Congratulations!! YOur results are incredibly good! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. August 28, 2016 / 4:22 pm

    You did incredible! All your hard work totally paid off! I hope you’re celebrating well! KatyTallulah xoxo

    • August 28, 2016 / 5:03 pm

      Thank you so much! Yes I’ve been celebrating with friends for the past couple of days and it’s been great! xoxo

  18. August 28, 2016 / 5:02 pm

    Well done tash you done amazing! Reading blogposts and watching videos about everyones results is making me want to work on my work :)) all the best for your next years at school x

    • August 28, 2016 / 5:03 pm

      Thank you so much! Yes, I find that blog posts and videos motivate me too! x

  19. August 28, 2016 / 5:11 pm

    Well done! That’s one heck of a lot of A’s and I’m incredibly happy for you!

    • August 28, 2016 / 5:16 pm

      Haha thank you so much! It’s better than I could have ever imagined!

  20. August 28, 2016 / 8:11 pm

    That is absolutely incredible!! You have the right to be incredibly proud of yourself! What you’ve achieved is huge! Everyone seems to be getting A* – makes me wish I studied harder ahah! Got a C, B and A (sat a year early though). ๐Ÿ™‚

    • August 28, 2016 / 8:16 pm

      Thank you so much! I am very lucky to be honest as I pick up and understand things very easily, but I did revise SO MUCH- my Dad said after my exams it was the first time he had properly seen me since I started revising in February haha! But congratulations on your results! I only took 1 subject a year early last year- I don’t think I could have done three! Good luck with all your future exams! x

      • August 29, 2016 / 11:59 pm

        I felt like I hadn’t seem family or friends in ages either when I was revising! Glad it’s all over for a little while now! Thank you so much! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. August 28, 2016 / 8:28 pm

    Congratulations! You’ve worked so hard for these and you absolutely deserve them ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  22. August 29, 2016 / 12:27 am

    Well done!! I collected my science core results as well!! It was nerve-wracking ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    • August 29, 2016 / 10:25 am

      Thank you so much!! I remember collecting in last year and I was SO nervous! This year I was even more nervous- but it felt even more rewarding! Hope you did well with your result! Good luck next year! x

  23. August 29, 2016 / 1:56 am

    Congrats, you did so well! You can tell you worked so hard for them and you definitely deserve the results that you got!

    Much Love R x

    • August 29, 2016 / 10:25 am

      Thank you so much! Yes, all that hard work paid off!! x

  24. August 29, 2016 / 4:40 am

    wow!! your results are amazing!! I’m currently doing my gcses (well when I go back in september) so this is really motivating to see

    • August 29, 2016 / 10:26 am

      Thank you so much! I’m glad it’s motivated you, my advice would just work as hard as you can and if you have any coursework or anything like that- get that done by Easter or even February so you have all your time just to revise! Good luck! x

  25. August 30, 2016 / 9:35 am

    Well done Tash! Amazing results and good luck for the future ๐Ÿ™‚

      • August 30, 2016 / 10:58 am

        You should be so proud of what you achieved and you deserve it after all of your hard work ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. August 30, 2016 / 4:59 pm

    Well done!! I am started mine this year, and I think I have taken subjects that are really hard- geography, history, psychology and business! So let’s see what will happen then x
    Amy xx

    • August 30, 2016 / 5:52 pm

      Thank you! Trust me, you will be okay! Just work as hard as you can and you will do amazingly! Good luck! xx

  27. August 31, 2016 / 5:21 pm

    Hey! I just nominated you for the Liebster award xx

  28. August 31, 2016 / 5:23 pm

    And well done on your GCSE results, you did absolutely amazing!

  29. September 2, 2016 / 6:28 pm

    Congrats!! they’re amazing results and you should be so proud!! I got my results thus year too and am really pleased too! Well done! X


    • September 3, 2016 / 10:08 am

      Thank you so much and congratulations with your results too- I’m so glad you’re happy with them! x

  30. September 3, 2016 / 11:16 am

    Congrats! You did amazing ! What exam board were you on? I’ve just finished my GCSEs too so I know how difficult they were haha.

    • September 3, 2016 / 1:06 pm

      Thank you! I was on different exam boards for different subjects so I was on AQA for science, Edexcel for Maths, OCR for business and Cambridge IGCSE for English so it’s all a bit confusing haha!

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