The 10 stages of exam results day

Never has a text message meant so much. Not even when that babe from your maths class replied with a winky face a few months ago.

Your phone will be vibrating at ungodly o’clock tomorrow morning, one little text message revealing your fate.

Exam results day is almost here.

Whether you’re celebrating or commiserating tomorrow, here are the 10 stages you and your pals can look forward to.

1. The sleepless night

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Whether you’re spending the night spraying Rescue Remedy down your throat like it’s going out of fashion, staring at the ceiling counting sheep or tossing and turning all night long, chances are, you’re going to be a little bit twitchy tonight.

2. The constant phone checking

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When you do decide it’s maybe time to get up, you’ll be hitting the home button on your phone approximately every 30 seconds and have about 46% battery by 7am.

3. The paranoia

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Is this thing even working?

4. The pep talk

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Usually performed in front of the bathroom mirror, you are a glorious unicorn who can achieve anything, no matter what this text message says.

5. The Google fest

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You don’t really want to college anyway. What can you even do with no qualifications? You’ll take to google to find out.

6. The regret

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If only you’d put revised harder for chemistry. If only!

7. The tears

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You haven’t even got your results yet and you’re crying at your mum. It’s OK. You’re not alone.

8. The big moment

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Your results have landed! You open them and…

9. The reaction

Whether you’ve landed straight As, your grades aren’t quite what you were hoping for or it’s a total flop (hey, it happens), there’s a good chance you’ve never felt relief/horror/joy quite like it. Or a combination of all three. You’re literally all the feels right now. But it’s over. It’s done. There’s officially nothing more you can do. And you survived!

10. The next step

Whether you’re off to accept your college offer, you’re packing your bags for halls, or ringing the Skills Development Scotland exam results helpline on 0808 100 8000, you’re all in the same boat – you’re onto something new. Those exams are a distant memory. It’s time to get started on the next chapter. Good luck!

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