Don’t panic, it’s only an exam
best, but know that the results won’t be a measure of you. There is no exam, block of exams, or assessment that will even come close to showing what you are capable of, or the life that’s waiting for you.
Education is powerful, but some of the most powerful things your time at school would have given you won’t be found on the pages of your numerous textbooks.
Your education has given you the capacity to have a voice and a presence - whether that’s through the way you use words, the way you create, the way you play sport or perform – or maybe it’s something else.
It’s shown you that setbacks are temporary, disappointment doesn’t last and enough courage can lift you out of anywhere. It’s given you opportunities to flourish your resilience and your wisdom about the way the world works. It’s shown you a lot - a lot - about people, and given you insight that can only come from experiencing good ones and not so good ones.
It’s taught you about the relationships to seek out and the ones to steer clear of you’ll come across plenty of both.
Hopefully, above all else, it’s taught you that you can learn anything and do anything when you put in the effort.