Friday, 8 March 2013

Results day: 7th March 2013 & UCAS update

For students that live in the UK we all know that yesterday was results day!!! Yes, I was definitely dreading it but I must say I was the calmest I've ever been in comparison to previous results days. Let me start with what I got:

Mathematics C3: A

Economics Unit 3: A

Economics Unit 2: B

Government & Politics- Governing the USA- Unit 4C: U

As you can see overall I didn't do too bad but I did fail my politics exams. It felt like deja vu because I was in the same position this time last year when I failed my first politics exam. At first when I saw the grade I wasn't that hurt because I was so mesmerised by my grade in Economics. I absolutely didn't expect to get an A because I never got to finish the exam which I was really upset about at the time. It's pretty scary that I have failed politics and I only have one chance to make it right but I'm really grateful that I have people around me that believe in me which is great!

It's a day later now and I've finally made the decision to accept my firm and insurance offers on UCAS. In a previous post I mentioned that I got all my offers but I wanted to wait until results day before I made my decision.

So now it's finalised. My firm is the University of Surrey and my insurance is the University of Kent. For those who don't know after receiving offers from the universities you've applied to you providing that you have at least two offers you pick a firm and insurance. The firm choice is the university that you really want to go to providing that you meet the requirements in August and the insurance choice is the back up so if you don't meet the requirements for your firm choice you will end up at your insurance.  I have to now aim to achieve AAB in my A Levels in order to get into Surrey. It's going to require A LOT of hard work but I'm willing to put in the work. 

I'm honestly really grateful that I managed to get the grades that I did with the exception of politics. These results meant so much to me especially with the fact that I also have a part- time job. It's been said that having a job whilst doing A Levels is bad but I'm so happy that I've managed to prove not only to myself but also my parents that I can prioritise my time and take my education seriously. If you are in my position where you have got a U in an exam it's really not the end of the world. I am living proof that you can go from an U grade to an A grade but it's really important to take a step back and evaluate what you think you were doing wrong and how you can improve. To be honest, that is exactly what I am doing and I know that I'm going to have to work so much harder. You may feel like giving up but trust me DON'T. We all have to make sacrifices but remember it will all be worth it at the end believe me!!!! 

I decided to choose Surrey & Kent because I was mainly attracted by the offer of a year in industry. I believe that it's really important to have valuable experience in any industry that you go into but in my position experience in the financial industry will look very attractive to others, therefore gaining a year's experience during my degree will be extremely beneficial. 

I previously mentioned that I was going to do a blog post about some advice on telephone interviews. That post will hopefully be out by the end of the month. I've decided to wait until I find out if I am successful or not.

Thanks for reading & if you have any question just comment and I'll answer :)


  1. Michael Olasope8 March 2013 at 21:36

    oh wow,that's awesome. You really deserve it. By God's grace next results day,we'll all get the grades that we want and get into our firm choices.

  2. Well done girl, keep up the hard work!!!xoxo