It took me a little bit of time to gather all my thoughts about results day. A Level results day has loomed over my head since I started sixth form. I’ve spent the last two weeks agonising over my results and barely getting any sleep. I coordinated my days to make sure that I kept busy and have had very little sleep and appetite. August 17th finally came along and suddenly that wait was over.
I had woken up at around six in the morning after a really bad night’s sleep but I knew that UCAS Track wasn’t updating until eight o’clock so I had some more time to wait. I left Twitter open on my laptop and I’m glad I did. Thanks to The Student Room I found out that Track had opened up half an hour earlier than I had expected. Not that I was going to complain. I didn’t actually want to look at what the decision was but my sister told me to log in and just find out. I ogled into to find this little message and I couldn’t believe it. My first choice uni had accepted me to do a BEng (Hons) in Medical Engineering. Ecstatic doesn’t even begin to describe the way I was feeling at that point.
I ended up heading down to the school at around nine o’clock with Adam and Ffion to pick up our actual A Level results but to be honest at that point I didn’t really care what my grades were. It would just be a bonus if I had done well. I ended up getting As in Mathematics and Welsh Bacc, a B in Physics and a C in Furhter Mathematics. I was slitly disappointed in my Furhter Maths marks since there were two exams that had completely dragged my grade down. At the end of the day, there was nothing I’d could do about it and I didn’t want it to ruin my day.
Those two pieces of good news were also topped off with the fact that the university had then emailed me saying that I had been awarded their Merit Scholarship since I had AAB in my A Levels. Honestly, that was just the cherry on top of the cake for me. I was just pleased that I had been given my offer.
After a hectic couple of hours, I was glad just to relax at home before going out for a meal with my mam and sister. My head had been ticking the entire day over everything that had happened.
I’ve wanted to into engineering since I was I year nine. I fell in love with it as soon as I had learnt about it. Since that point, I dreamt about going to uni and pursuing that dream. After nearly five years, to have that start to come true has been such a surreal feeling. Even as I’ve been writing this, I’m not sure that it’s all fully sunk in.
A Levels were two years of hard work. It was difficult and I struggled to get through it. There were a lot of times I wasn’t even sure if I wanted to go to uni. That was probably the biggest battle I faced with myself. Sitting on the dining table at home and spending hours revising really makes you wonder if it’s worth it but I’m so glad that I pulled through it.
More than myself, I couldn’t get over how proud I was of my friends. Whilst it’s going to be upsetting to see them leave for uni, I know how much they’ve wanted this. Knowing that they all got onto the course they wanted and in their first choice uni has made me so happy. Their respective cities are so lucky to have them.
I’ve got until September to have this all sink in and start preparing myself. I’m so excited to start and I’m definitely going to keep you guys up to day with it all.