It’s that time of year again, when teens nationwide celebrate or commiserate over three little letters in a scary brown envelope. Every year, we hear news stories about what’s changed with A-Level results. This year it was the 3 percent rise from last year in the number of students offered university places, despite seeing a 0.1 percent decrease in the number of A*-A grades. Meanwhile, on social media, everything else stays the same. Sixth formers announce which uni they’ll be going to, newspapers photograph teens jumping outside a school hall, and older generations offer ‘helpful’ reminders that success is not defined by your exam results (Great. Glad to hear getting a job in the 80s was so easy for you). And then there’s Twitter, which, as usual, is flooded with memes, gifs, and witticisms reacting to the joy and horror of #alevelresults. Let’s take a look at the best.
On the pre-results jitters:
On advice from older generations:
On other people asking how you did:
On the aerodynamics of sixth formers:
On your friends getting better results than you:
On being surprised by the results: