Famous faces have sent messages of support to students receiving their A-level results today, reassuring them that it is not the end of the world if they do not get what they hoped for.
British Olympian Samantha Quek told followers waiting to receive their grades that “time is on your side” – and highlighted her own achievements despite receiving “crap” results from her exams.
The 29-year-old, who won gold with Team GB at the 2016 Rio Olympics, said told one sleepless Twitter follower: “I cocked up my A-Levels & within 10 years had an Olympic Gold Medal and ended up in Buckingham Palace receiving an MBE.
“I assure you, on neither occasion was I thinking about my crap A-Level results.
“No one moment in time defines you. Relax. Best of luck, & go back to sleep! X”
Quek said that she was “not a fan of telling students that A-Level results ‘mean nothing’”, but added: “If they aren’t what you hoped for, time is on your side & these results WON’T DEFINE YOU!”
ITV news anchor Alastair Stewart also wished students good luck and offered a few words of wisdom.
He tweeted: “However you do, remember: in 5 years they won’t matter too much; in ten, not at all; in 20, they’ll probably be called something else.”
Labour MP David Lammy tweeted: “Best of luck to those receiving A-level results… Even if they aren’t what you hoped for, keep your head up and dream big because the world is just about to open up for you.”