A–level results day was one of my worst days by far. Although I have come to terms with it now, it’s never fun missing out on the grades you have worked so hard for.
When I received my grades, I thought it was all over. I thought that I was never going to be able to go to university and study for a degree that I would truly enjoy. This is when I decided to take a step back with a gap year to study for re-takes.
Exams were just around the corner and preparation had been going well, but that’s when the world got put on pause. The pandemic changed everything - I wasn’t able to re-take my exams, nor was I able to submit my predicted grades. The chances of studying that year were getting slimmer and slimmer, and I definitely didn’t want to take another year off.
That’s when I turned to UCAS and Clearing. I managed to find various courses and universities that were willing...