With today’s A level results about to be announced, I thought I’d reblog this form last year… I hope it helps someone

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English: A wall of "ema" votive plat... A wall of “ema” votive plates offered by students praying to pass the entrance exam to Todai University nearby. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Its exam time here in the UK. A levels results were released last week and tomorrow the younger kids GCSEs will be published. No doubt these results will exhilarate some, as they see their plans begin to come to fruition, while plunging others into a very real despair and depression as they worry about their futures.

But the thing is. With the benefit of hindsight, and speaking as someone who went through the exam mill myself, they really don’t have to matter.

Of course, a demonstration of your ability to work, and to pass exams, to have the consistency to pass exams, is quite worthwhile when you’re young an haven’t yet built up a track record. But it’s not the only way to go.

Students taking a test at the University of Vi... Students taking a test (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here are my top 10 reasons why exams don’t matter (so…

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