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Uni applicant diaries: results day countdown

Terrified? Excited? Not too nervous? With just days to go until you pick up those all-important AS results, we asked our uni applicant bloggers to reveal their results day thoughts…

Post-results day, see our advice on how to decide which AS-level subject to drop.

"My post-results-day plans"  - Amy Jones


"My maths mark has got me on edge…" 

- Freya Redrup

AS subjects taken: English language, history, sociology and maths

The subject I'm most nervous about is: Maths I found the paper especially difficult and got a few odd answers different to my friends' answers, which made me panic!

AS subject I'm considering dropping and why: Sociology, simply because it's the subject that I like the least. I'm clueless about what career I want to have in the future, so I'm just sticking with the subjects that I 'enjoy'. I know that sounds clichéd, but I think it's a good approach to have because hopefully they'll lead me towards a career that I will enjoy too.

After results day: Hopefully I'll have a better idea of what options I have in terms of university courses. In the run up to Year 13, I plan to research some more courses online, then I'll decide which of these universities I'd benefit from going to visit and make my choices from there.


"Why I plan to drop English next year…"

 - Hannah Hawken 

AS subjects taken: French, Spanish, history, English, art, critical thinking

For me, results day: Brings a range of possibilities. Weight off my shoulders, or more of a burden? I feel as if the day will not come soon enough.

AS subject I'm considering dropping and why: I'm considering dropping English - there's enough reading to do with my other subjects! As I hope  to do languages at university, history and art are important to me in contextualising and complementing the reading I do in French and Spanish. 

After results day: I'll do a lot of thinking! It'll be the time when I finalise my course choice for university though I'm about 95% confident that French and Spanish is the course for me. 



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