The Best Of The Internet’s Reaction To A-Level Results Day

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“I got B-A-A-A in my A-levels and now I’m a shepherd.” BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem(‘posted_date’, 1408008331); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_posted_time_3417534”).innerHTML = “posted on ” + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1408008331); });

1. It’s results day! When the nation’s youth find out if they will succeed or fail in life. Or perhaps it doesn’t really matter – it depends who you ask.

The Best Of The Internet's Reaction To A-Level Results Day

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2. And yes, there have been lots of people pictured jumping in the air. And yes, they have tended to be girls.

The Media Blog @TheMediaTweets

A handy guide for the media on A-Level day…

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4. One rebel even suggested going against the jumping trend entirely.

Laura Sparling @LauraSparling

If I were a teen getting my A-Level results today I'd go rogue and do a deep-lunge-and-grimace as opposed to the textbook jump-and-grin.

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5. There were lots of satisfied people this morning.

Mr Roger Quimbly @RogerQuimbly

Marilyn Monroe, seen here getting her A-level results.

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7. Neville Chamberlain.

Michael Moran @TheMichaelMoran

Obligatory A-levels day picture

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9. And The Beatles.

Ryan Morley @_m0zzaaaa

Would anyone else join me for a slice of cake? #alevelresults

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11. Some people had already been considering alternative careers if they didn’t get the grades for uni.

Musòn @Matttydaniells

If tomorrow doesn't work out i'll just Kim Kardashian my way to fame

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Hannah Browning @han_brownn

This time tomorrow I will officially be starting my new career as a stripper #resultday #deffofailed

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13. But it’s fine, because older, wiser heads were offering heartening advice.

Stuart Heritage @stuheritage

Good A-level results? Don’t forget that life is ultimately futile and we’re all careering headfirst towards an inevitable death!

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Stuart Heritage @stuheritage

Disappointing A-level results? Relax. This just means that you can write a condescending tweet about how great your job is 15 years from now

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15. And some level-headed life tips.

Polly Vernon @PollyVernon

A level results aren't important. Getting off with boys. That's what's important.

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16. Lots of older people were keen to tell the young’uns what awful grades they got, as a kind of motivational Twitter group hug.

Shane Croucher @shanecroucher

I got 19 A*s at A-level, every single one of them in advanced maths, and I lick the walls of public toilets for sustenance.

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Yawn @YawnThePost

I got three As and a B. I also got two Ns and an S. BANANAS. Fifty bonus points! I'm going to Oxbridge.

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James Martin @Pundamentalism

I got B-A-A-A in my A-levels, and I'm now a shepherd.

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Primly Stable @PrimlyStable

Prince Charles only got two A-levels, one B and one C. And he got into Cambridge! Don't be disheartened!

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James O'Malley @Psythor

Started worrying about my A-level results, then remembered it was 9 years ago and I’m an adult with a job and a PS4, so everything is okay.

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JC @JCautomatic

DONT worry if you didn't pass you're A Levels, I didn't either but your going to far in life they're are plenty of opportunities out their.

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22. Some people realised, however, that this info is often a little bit out of date.

Eben Marks @EbenMarks

@DawnHFoster Are you excited to hear what results people got in 1996 because I am excited to hear what results people got in 1996.

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Rob Manuel @robmanuel

Hey kids – don't take advice from people like me about exams or careers. I got lucky and also my advice is 20 years out of date.

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