Today is a big day for a lot of teens around the UK as it is GCSE results day. Good luck to everyone. Everyone who is picking up your results today I hope you get the grades you want or what is required for you to move on to higher education. However, if they are not what you expected you have not failed and your life will not be defined by this moment unless you let it.
We’re going to get a little personal before I went to pick up my GCSE’s I was determined I was going to be forensic anthropologist believe it or not. However, I still had a pulling inside that it wasn’t the correct choice for me so I change my A-level equivalent B-Tecs to focus on a different subject that’s felt right at the time. It wants until I was choosing where to go for my degree that I truly felt like I knew what I was doing. Turns out I didn’t. After graduation, I realised what I enjoyed about my degree was the writing and the research for each unit and that little niggle in the back of my brain I had since year 10 was to write. I have always loved writing and English was one of my favourite subjects. My highest GCSE grades where in subjects I had to write detailed answers. From the age of 13 I had a notebook I would be writing anything in, any small stories I thought of or little bits of poetry.
The point I’m trying to make is, it doesn’t matter what grades you get today. People I went to school with who were on a set career paths to be teachers are now nurses, people who wanted to do hairdressing are now SENI teachers, there is even one of the lads who wanted to be a builder who is now a stockbroker in London. Your GCSEs and today does not define the rest of your life.