My GCSE Results 2018!

I didn’t know whether or not I’d be writing this post, and when I received my GCSE results yesterday I was pretty adamant that I wouldn’t be writing it, and I was only going to share my results with the people who asked me and who I wanted to.  I wasn’t pleased with my results on results day and ended up having a pretty awful day because of it (it just reminded me how frustratingly bad the education system is in the U.K. and how bad it can make people feel, something I might do a post on in the future).

However, I woke up today feeling a lot better after a congratulatory card through the post from my grandparents and I feel as though I have somewhat of  a new lease of life in me today.  Therefore, I decided to head over to my blog and pen a post all about my GCSE results & how I did, how I’m feeling about them and such.

My GCSE Results 2018!

THE EXAMS

I sat my GCSE exams from May-June 2018, and I honestly really hated those couple of months.  I’m not an academic; I enjoy school, I enjoy learning, but sitting and revising for hours on end is not something my brain is cut out to do.  I’m definitely more of a gradual learner, and wouldn’t say I’m suited to exams as a person, but that’s beside the point.  Studying was a boring time of my life, and exams stressed me out almost to the point where I didn’t try incredibly hard in some of them (as you’ll find out later in the post).  Overall, I definitely found the exams hard, but in my favourite subjects and those which I was carrying on into A Levels (you can read about that here) I honestly gave it my all – I revised so much and tried so hard  in those exams.

MY RESULTS

So, the long awaited results are finally here.  Some of you will already know these if I’ve talked to you on instagram/twitter about them, or you know me in real life, but lots of you wanted to see this post and I decided I might as well share them with the whole lot of you!  I’ll write the grades in the new 9-1 grading system, and in the old money A*-G system too (which I prefer, the numbers really are horrible!).

History – 8 (A*)

Geography – 7 (A)

English Language – 8 (A*)

English Literature – 7 (A)

Food Technology – Distinction */9 (this is an A* however the course is graded differently)

French – 6 (B)

Physics – 4 (C)

Chemistry – 4 (C)

Biology – 6 (B)

Maths – 5 (strong C)

Statistics – C

Overall, I’m happy with my results.  Yesterday, I didn’t know what to think.  I was pretty devastated and didn’t actually realise that I had done well, which resulted in an hour long sobbing session in the evening.  I can’t say I’m disappointed with any of these grades; I passed everything and now have 11 GCSEs A*-C, which in itself is incredible.  I didn’t think I would pass maths, but to come away with a high C grade is amazing, and considering I didn’t fill in the majority of the paper in chemistry and physics (we did not get along well), I’m shocked to have gotten a pass in those exams too.

The one grade which I’m really unhappy about is English Lit – thankfully,  I’ve woken up today a lot more positive about this & feeling less upset, but I really didn’t expect this grade.  I know it’s a 7, which is an amazing grade, however it is my favourite subject, the one that I’m best at and doing at A Level.  To say I got an A* in language but an A in literature really annoys me, because it should be the other way round and always has been.  I’m not saying it’s a bad grade, just that it’s not what I expected and I can’t be completely pleased with it.  I’ve ordered a copy script of the exam just so I can read over what I wrote (even for peace of mind, I’m probably not going to get a remark incase my grade dropped), and I’m trying to forget about it now.

I’m also extremely pleased with my history grade!  I didn’t think I’d done well in that exam – I had to basically teach myself the course, and I revised so so much so I’m glad my effort is reflected in my grade.  I’m doing this subject next year (along with English literature and psychology), and I’m now really excited to start it and get working again!

AND NOW FOR EVERYONE ELSE

I also wanted to write a little bit of something in this post congratulating everyone else who got their results this year!  A few of my wonderful blogging friends, Najida, Eden and Hannah, got their results yesterday and they’ve all done exceptionally well!  A few of my friends in real life read this blog too, and I want to say well done to them, you guys have done amazingly and we should all be very happy!

The results we got yesterday don’t define us, and GCSEs are just a stepping stone to your next set of qualifications.  You’re allowed to be happy, sad, angry or frustrated over your results (definitely something I had to tell myself yesterday), but most of all you should be proud you got through the exams and did your best!

I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and if you got your results yesterday, let me know how you did or leave me a link to your posts below & I’ll go read them.  Well done no matter what you got!

Soph xx

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60 Comments

  1. Everything Eden
    August 24, 2018 / 11:07 am

    Soph, I’m so so PROUD of you! You really deserve all of those amazing grades you got and you worked so hard for them. Sadly, I agree with you about the U.K. system it is rubbish and doesn’t work for everyone and doesn’t prove how smart anyone is. I hope you will celebrate soon because you are so great! 💗😘xxxxx

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      August 24, 2018 / 11:20 am

      Thank you so much Eden!! The education system here is properly rubbish, but I’m pleased with myself now & so proud of us both!🙌🏻✨💛

  2. August 24, 2018 / 11:18 am

    CONGRATULATION!

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      August 24, 2018 / 11:20 am

      THANK YOU!!❤️

      • August 24, 2018 / 11:21 am

        Pleasure! ❤️

  3. August 24, 2018 / 11:26 am

    So proud of you Soph and all the grades you’ve achieved! The education system is a hot mess and I totally agree on needing to work hard to get the grade we want (I’m not academically gifted too). I honestly understand the struggle through exam season too but I’m so glad we all made it to the otherside! Thank you so much for all the love xx

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      August 24, 2018 / 11:42 am

      Thank you Najida – I think exams are really hard on those of us who aren’t academics but still really want to get good grades! I’m really proud of us both!💗💗

  4. August 24, 2018 / 11:38 am

    CONGRATS!
    I’m very much the same, disappointed at first but hey we passed! Now we don’t have to worry about them anymore and onto A Levels! (God help me)

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      August 24, 2018 / 11:39 am

      Good god me too, A Levels will be the death of me I’m sure! We’ve both done really well, but I know exactly how you feel, I kinda felt just a bit flat and deflated. What did you get in English?💛💛

      • August 24, 2018 / 11:42 am

        Both 8s which I am ridiculously pleased with (How I managed it I have no idea!)

        • Love, Soph
          Author
          August 24, 2018 / 11:43 am

          Bloody hell thats incredible!! I’m still a little salty over my 7 and I’m very tempted to investigate it, I’m feeling like it’s a bit unfair especially cos I remember the exams went well, but I’m not sure what to do. Congrats though because your grades are INSANE!!🙌🏻

          • August 24, 2018 / 11:44 am

            I would go for it, if you’re confident you should have got better get it remarked! But yeah, congrats again!

          • Love, Soph
            Author
            August 24, 2018 / 11:46 am

            💙💙✨

  5. August 24, 2018 / 11:54 am

    I also got an A in literature and A* in language, despite literature being my favourite and it annoyed me too! However, I’m now doing English lit at uni so dw, your true passions will always shine through 😉

    Jas xz | https://thoughtsfromjasmine.co.uk

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      August 24, 2018 / 12:00 pm

      I’m basically resounding myself to the fact that GCSEs don’t really matter and I shouldn’t hang myself up on this grade 😅

      • August 24, 2018 / 10:36 pm

        Honestly, I’m now in my third year of Uni and have done internships/job applications etc… I’ve never once been asked about my GCSE’s! A levels? Yes. Predicted uni grades? Yes. But not GCSE’s! Don’t worry too much xx

        • Love, Soph
          Author
          August 25, 2018 / 9:49 am

          That’s really good to hear x

  6. August 24, 2018 / 12:04 pm

    SOPH!!! These are amazing grades. You worked so hard for them and even for the ones you’re not as happy about, you did try your best. These exams were really difficult but you’re through, you’ve done it and now you can move onto the next part of your life. I’m so proud and pleased for you! xx

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      August 24, 2018 / 12:04 pm

      Thank you Elm!! I’m really glad the exams are over and I’m moving on to A Levels now, and I am proud of myself, even if yesterday was a bit of a weird one!😅

      • August 24, 2018 / 5:21 pm

        I’m glad you’re proud of yourself now!! xx

  7. August 24, 2018 / 1:02 pm

    Soph I told you, you would smash it! I am so so proud of you 😘

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      August 24, 2018 / 1:42 pm

      Thank you so much Alanna! Should’ve trusted you were right from the get go!😂❤️

  8. August 24, 2018 / 1:02 pm

    Well done you!! You have some amazingly well with those results!! I picked up my results yesterday too! I’m just so pleased I passed them all too and they are over now so I can leave and have a fresh start at college doing all the subjects I want to do haha. I was a bit disappointed in my english (i got a 5) but I think it must be down to the teachers not knowing how the examiner was going to mark them and what they were looking for with us doing the new ones! I think for us it has defos been harder to get the top end grades. Congratulations again lovely because you deserve those! xxx

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      August 24, 2018 / 1:42 pm

      Yeah I agree, English was a bit of a funny one. I’m just pleased GCSEs are over with & I’m now moving on to do subjects I’m actually interested in, which is great! Congrats to you lovely! Xx

  9. August 24, 2018 / 1:16 pm

    Congrats Soph!!! Those results are brilliant, especially with how difficult and horrible the exams are. Good luck with what you’re doing next!!! xx

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      August 24, 2018 / 1:40 pm

      Thank you Elly! Hope your results were what you wanted😊💗

      • August 24, 2018 / 1:57 pm

        Thank you!! I was pleased with mine 😀

  10. August 24, 2018 / 2:48 pm

    Congratulations Soph! These results are amazing. So proud of you & I’m sure your parents are too. I hope you’ll do great and enjoy while doing A Levels as well.
    By the way I followed your blog.
    Can’t wait to read more posts from you.
    Kisses,
    Sima x | http://www.styleglint.com

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      August 24, 2018 / 7:24 pm

      Thank you so much!😊

  11. August 24, 2018 / 3:49 pm

    You should be super proud of your results, you did really well! And whilst you did great on English Lit, I definitely understand where you’re coming from. I debated whether to write about my results as well but I ended up jumping onto the bandwagon along with most others, so I’ll link that post below if you’re interested?

    Anyway, congratulations again, and good luck for September, can’t believe it’s nearly here!

    Debbie x
    https://brewingcolour.wordpress.com/2018/08/24/chat-tea-august-2018-gcse-results-day/

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      August 24, 2018 / 5:38 pm

      I will definitely read your post soon lovely – just about to have my tea! Thank you!!❤️

  12. August 24, 2018 / 4:08 pm

    Well done! I’ve done amazing I’m so proud of you

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      August 24, 2018 / 5:37 pm

      Thank you bailey ✨✨

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      August 24, 2018 / 5:37 pm

      Thank you so much Liv🙌🏻🙌🏻

  13. August 24, 2018 / 8:06 pm

    Wow those results are incredible, you did amazing! You should be proud of yourself, I’m like you, definitely a gradual learner and I did alright in both my GCSEs and A-Levels but for a few subjects, the pressure really did get to me!
    But anyway, loved reading your post! Well done! x

    http://www.laurenannbeauty.com

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      August 24, 2018 / 8:13 pm

      Thank you so much Lauren!❤️

  14. Emily
    August 25, 2018 / 8:00 am

    Honestly you should be so proud of yourself. I didn’t get exactly what I wanted for my GCSEs but they are tough to go through, and it’s probably the most amount of exams you’ll ever have to do at one time in your life. I am now studying my at my dream university, so I truly believe you can do anything if you set your heart on it. Enjoy your time studying A Levels and keep up the amazing work xxxx

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      August 25, 2018 / 9:50 am

      Thank you Emily. I am really pleased with my grades now I’ve reflected on them a bit, and I’m just looking forward to A Levels now!😅

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      August 25, 2018 / 1:18 pm

      Thank you!!😊

  15. August 26, 2018 / 5:40 pm

    You did so, so well and you should be so proud of yourself!! Well done! I totally get how you feel. It’s so annoying that basically 12-13 years in the education system all comes down to this moment. You could be great at so many things, but GCSEs are valued as more important than skills and personality (which I totally disagree with!!). All the best for A-Levels 💗xx

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      August 26, 2018 / 6:19 pm

      Thank you so much Alex! Exams are a really bad way of testing your strengths, especially for those of us who aren’t A* students and excel in exams. I am very proud of myself though. Thank you!! Xx

  16. August 26, 2018 / 6:45 pm

    Congrats Soph, a fantastic set of results, but more than anything YOU DID IT. GCSEs can be one of the most stressful periods of your life and to come out of the other side smiling you’ve smashed it. Good luck with starting alevels, feel free to DM me if you ever want any advice (I survived sixth form hahah)

    Megan // https://pixieskiesblog.wordpress.com/

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      August 26, 2018 / 6:50 pm

      Thank you so much!! I’ll definitely DM you to be honest, kinda dreading sixth form & all the work which comes with it😂❤️

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      August 27, 2018 / 8:16 pm

      Thank you so much!😊

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      August 27, 2018 / 11:35 pm

      I’ll check it out😊

      • August 28, 2018 / 10:48 am

        🙂

  17. August 27, 2018 / 10:30 pm

    Congrats on your grades!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀 😀 <3

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      August 27, 2018 / 11:36 pm

      Thank you!!

  18. August 28, 2018 / 3:48 pm

    Well done, you did amazing!! I know it can be so disheartening when you don’t get the grades you expect but don’t let it define you.Xx

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      August 28, 2018 / 3:49 pm

      Thank you so much!😊

  19. August 28, 2018 / 11:58 pm

    Congratulations!!
    You did it!
    Now relax and celebrate!

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      August 29, 2018 / 11:01 am

      Thank you!

  20. Emmainessence
    August 29, 2018 / 12:34 am

    The same thing happened to me last year with my English grades. I preferred English Language and I’m now taking it at A level. However in my GCSE results I only came out with a 6 in Language but an 8 in Literature! I was so confused and shocked but overall I’m glad I took Language still because I know in my heart that I wouldn’t have really enjoyed Literature. Congrats on ur fab results!🎉✨

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      August 29, 2018 / 11:01 am

      Thank you so much!! I’m glad you got the results you wanted too & are doing what you love x

    • Love, Soph
      Author
      August 31, 2018 / 9:05 am

      Thank you so much ❤️❤️

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