Well it’s all done and dusted. It’s pretty hard to believe. I know it’s taken me far too long to get back here – Internet woes. Anyway, the results:
Maths B1 (Ordinary)
475 points. Initially I was absolutely gutted – especially with Chemistry. I mean, I knew the exam and the subject weren’t too great for me – but I was hopeful of at least the C3. I didn’t really want to talk to anyone about it. I really was just seriously disappointed and not just because of the missing out on Medicine but the results themselves. Don’t get me wrong, I know it’s a good Leaving, but I can do a lot better and I didn’t get my course. With that, the decision to repeat came easily.
I got offered Science in Trinity. Tr071, the code is etched into my brain. I took a few days to mull it over and really the course looks tempting – it’s got subjects I’d like, seems interesting… but I know I’d only be doing it with a view to take a place on the GEP. So here I am, trying to find a copy of Hamlet to become my new BFF for the next few months.
In a way I suppose not having Internet access gave me time to think it all over before I blogged “I’m going out tonight and I might not come home” followed by “Perhaps Biomedical Science looks good after all?”, then “IT WENT UP?!”. Some of my friends are off on Induction Week and it’s starting to feel strange. They think I’m mad for repeating. My parents have been great, really supportive of going back. But I know I’m doing the right thing and in the coming months that is all that matters for all of us – that we do the course we want to for the right, fulfilling reasons, that we pursue PLCs that we lead us to where we want to be and that we go for job interviews for positions that will make us leap out of bed in the morning.
No regrets, that is why I am repeating. I could do worse, exactly the same or better and still not get Medicine this time 12 months. But then I can say I did everything I could and gave it my all. (Besides, 3rd time’s the charm right? JOKE.) Then there’s the long ways of graduate entry, mature student, maybe even the UK.
To those starting 6th Year this year: take it seriously. It’s harder than it’s ever been before to go to college. To those moving on, the best of everything- I hope you have an incredible college/PLC/career experience. To those going back, good luck!!
So, for maybe the last time, later everyone. Readers, fellow bloggers – we survived 🙂