I woke up this morning with the same apprehensive feeling that’s been dogging me for the past 2 weeks – oh noes, the results are coming , I’m scared I’m scared I’m scared I’m scared. Then through the fog of tiredness I had the most wonderful realisation ever: the wait is actually over, I have my results and best of all, I’m HAPPY.

I went up to the school yesterday feeling ready to hurl. It was probably the most nerve-wracking thing I’ve ever done, and I know a thing or two about nerves at this stage. Unfortunately, my nerves manifest themselves in me babbling on aimlessly to whoever is standing next to me, earning me a few dark looks from my more silent, brooding classmates. Sorry guys. 🙂
Here we are then:

English – A2
Irish – B1
Maths (O) – B1
French – B1
History – B1
Art – B1
Music – A2

That gives me 520 points. I couldn’t/can’t believe it. I seriously came out of all my exams with zero expectation or ideas of how I might do. One thing I am a bit bothered about is my French. I got a B1 in the mock and I had hoped I might improve on that, but from what I hear French was marked quite hard and many people in my year were disappointed with their grade.
On the other hand though: a B1 in Art! I actually laughed. Honestly, if anyone could have been there with me during the practical and Art History exams and seen what a mess I was, they would understand how crazy this is. But Art is subjective, after all. 😉

If anyone can remember reading my early post “hiss-toe-ree and maffs”, you will remember that I was majorly worried about History. You may know that there were two students in my History class, and that we needed grinds. I also got a D1 in my mocks. Basically, everything about my History situation was bad. I will cherish that B1 with all my heart, because I genuinely nearly had a nervous breakdown over the stupid subject. Yay.

I will probably blog again on Monday, but I just want to wish everyone the best of luck in the future. It was sad night last night, as I realised that I mightn’t have a conversation with many of the people I met again for a long time, but I guess you just have to roll with the punches and accept that we all must go on to bigger and better things. If anyone intends to repeat, I hope everything works out for you next time, and that you’ve learned from this crazy experience we’ve all had. I know I have. Blogging here has been absolutely wonderful and without it I probably would have had some sort of psychological meltdown. Writing is something that I enjoy and love so much, and now if all goes well I will be able to do it for a living. It’s a good feeling.

Whoops, I’m getting a little emotional now. Something about reaping the fruits of my labour makes me very affectionate 🙂

Cheesey goodbye sentiment, to infinity and beyond etc etc etc,


15 thoughts on “Whew…”

  1. Good luck with Monday! I’ve enjoyed reading your posts throughout the year! It was good to get the actual feelings of someone who was in the same situation!

    Thanks again!

  2. Well done Valerie, you did excellent, fair play. Really hope u get your course.

    I on the other hand will be repeating for medicine 🙁

    Got 510, results are:

    A2 in Spanish, Biology, Design and Communication Graphics.

    B1 in Chemistry and Irish (ordinary)

    B2 in Maths (definately appealing that)

    B3 in English

  3. i got a b2 in art and was really disappointed i got an a2 in the pre and at very least was hoping for a b1. i’m gonna look at it, probably wont get it re-checked tho coz i hav more than enuf points. just want to see where i lost the marks.
    in others i got a1 in bio, a1 in DCG, a2 in english, b1 in french, b2 in irish and a1 in maths(ordinary level) so i was delighted over all.

  4. Congratulations !!
    Thanks for having some awesome blogs…really kept me going sometimes!!
    I hope everything goes your way Monday, and well done again!

  5. Feck sake Valerie, those results are unbelievable, well done!! I’m blogging later on this weekend, got a measly 475… so probably repeating. But well done, that’s brilliant 🙂

  6. Thank you everyone! Congratulations to ye all, and the best of luck in the future!

    zzz and Mister X – I’m so sorry, I know a few people who’ll be repeating for Medicine in my year and it absolutely sucks. But as the saying goes: if at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try again. Ye’ll make it! Best of luck!

  7. Well done Valerie on really great results 🙂

    Just wanted to say to zzz and MisterX not to be too disappointed about repeating.
    I originally did my leaving in 2009 and got 525 which wasn’t enough for veterinary so I repeated.
    It really sucked in the beginning but I can honestly say it was the best decision I ever made. I’m going to college now (hopefully, we’ll see Monday lol) after getting 580 points 😀
    Apart from obviously achieving the grades I need, I also made some really great friends. I’m actually closer to some of my repeat friends than people I went to school with for 6 years!
    The year flies by, it’s like one day you start and it feels like the Leaving will never come but all of a sudden it’s over.
    It’s a lot of hard work but totally worth it this time next year 🙂

  8. Congratlations! 😀 I’m so glad to hear you are so happy (and you really should be!!!)

    I got 535 and I was over the moon, I really was! Still am to be honest! 😛

    And Mr. X, if it’s what yoou really want, go for it. It IS only a little bit of paper and does not define you but if your heart is set on something then pus for it. I’m so glad I did and it’s really, really paid off.

    Best of luck on Monday.

  9. Thank you everyone! I got my first choice, Journalism in DCU, so I’m thrilled.

    Final blog coming up soon…*sniff*

  10. OK, no final blog then…

    Good luck to all the new bloggers!

    (And Mister X, I’ve seen her round my parts too. Absolute nutter. 🙂 )

    I’ll miss this. 🙁

  11. Aw, no last posts for 2010 🙁
    Genuinely pooped about that, our era as LCs came to a close all too quickly, guess I’m stuck roaming the lawns of Mr. X and Valerie instead of stalking on this anymore 🙁

    Mister X, glad you’re repeating, be pretty futile taking a course you didn’t really want without giving another shot at it, so best a’ luck, really rooting for you 🙂 Try and keep in touch and let us know how you’re getting on, though might be hard, with all your anonymity and stuff :/

    Valerie… didn’t see the new blog link til there, and ara, sure I’ll be talking to you anyway 🙂

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