It's GCSE results day!
Personally, I'm happy with my results. 6 A*s and 4 As is exactly what I was hoping for, and enough for me to go to the school I want to go to next year- so I'm pretty chuffed right now.
But I can't really say that it was all off of my own back. Sure I sat all of the exams and did the coursework, but without a huge amount of support throughout these last two years, I don't think I would ever have got the grades.
So without further ado, I'd like to do a massive Bafta-style thank you speech to everyone who has helped me with my GCSEs over the past two years!
My teachers. We may not have gotten on sometimes (shout out to my Chemistry teacher Miss Patel, who I'm pretty sure was never too keen on me!) but I've really appreciated all your help over the years. I know that I would have completely failed everything without the great teachers I've had, and the hard work they've put in to get me through exams.
My family. Just for putting up with how awful I've been. They've stood by me and been supportive even when I've had ridiculous tantrums over revision, cried about results (both happy and sad tears) and all the times I've moaned about coursework. That's my parents, my brother Nathan, my cousins, my aunts and uncles, my grandmas (both grandmas, the dead and alive one, because both have given me loads of support during their lifetimes) and all the other family members who have been there for me. Thanks guys, I love you all!
My friends. I love my friends just as much as my family and they've gone through this whole GCSE process with me. You've all been there to joke and laugh with when things go wrong. I don't need to do shoutouts because you know who you are!
Charles, my tutor. I'd like to show some major gratitude to my physics and chemistry tutor, Charles, who was a fantastic help with my least favourite sciences. Charles made sciences bareable and actually quite fun, and I came out with an A* in both of those subjects, so a HUGE thank you there.
Jenny Lilleystone, my singing teacher. Also a HUGE thank you to Jenny Lilleystone, my singing teacher, who has certainly kept me on the straight and narrow for several years! Even though Jenny hasn't had any direct influence in my education, I think she's taught me a lot about hard work, and I'd probably be an absolute shambles without her.
Lastly, I'd like to thank... you. Whoever is reading this. Blogging has helped keep me sane and been a great tool in releasing my energy productively over the past year, and although it probably kept me from revising half the time, I'm so glad I have the blog, and you, an audience! Thank you for being here.