- For anyone worrying about a-levels, for themselves or for family members…
- nbtMemberJay wrote:
Always worth mentioning as well that it’s not the end of the world if it’s not quite what they expected too. Good friend of mine retook GCSE’s and A-levels but then made a massive effort with his degree.. He thinks the failures are the biggest contribution to his success…
Thinking back more years than I care to remember, I’d agree with this. Unfortunately, I cruised through GCSE and a-levels, so coming out of my degree with “only” a Desmond was a bit of a wake-up call as I did a languages degree* and was considered one of the better speakers. it was the academic side that let me down, not the practical.
Sadly the “bit of a wake-up call” wasn’t enough and I went on to apply for the Graduate accelerate promotion scheme at greater manchester police – I failed to get on that, joined anyway and realised that quite frankly I wasn’t mature enough. Quitting that job made me grow up quite quickly
So yes, perceived failure can help you mature and grow. It’s an essential part of realising who you are and what you can do.
(*now a computer programmer and only use my languages for holidays. Still speak pretty well, but hey, I only went to uni to get drunk and not have to get a job at 18…)Posted 2 years agofrogrocketMember
Did you at least get a furious dad?
Not yet. DavidB must have been calm and pleasant if I did speak to him!
The furious dads will start coming out of the woodwork next week though, sometimes rightfully so. Oh and at least one apoplectic Head of Sixth Form.
The next 2 weeks are my least favourite of the year…Posted 2 years agoahsatSubscriber
I share an office with one of the admission tutors here. And the your right, the apoplectic ones start to appear next week. And find his personal office number, which means the phone in the office just rings and rings and rings. Why when someone doesn’t answer it after 40 rings they dont get the gist, I dont know. I made the mistake at one point of answering them, just to get it to stop ringing, but seeing I dont know the answers, and cant make the decisions, it was waste of time. Might work from home next week….
Fair play frogrocket and northwind – an unenviable job.Posted 2 years agojoshvegasMember
epicsteve – Member
It does have some rad dirt jumps though…
Where? Not that rad dirt jumps really factor into my riding (too old/not brave enough) but would go for a look.
No mine either but they are there!
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Bit damp at the moment
Maybe nortjwind can show us how it’s done?Posted 2 years agomlMember
@Northwind – enjoying this thread, although very glad I’m not applying now. HW was my first choice, although I switched course from Elec Eng to Information Systems Eng before the first week. Coincidentally, I spent my morning talking to a kid looking to go to HW next year. Seems like the sort of applicant you want, plus he mountain bikes.
@AD – I was at HW in 1993-1997. Plenty of Chemistry and Chem Eng friends! We probably passed each other one day, long ago.Posted 2 years ago
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