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School's Out: A-Level Results And Why The Journey Matters More Than The Destination

Words by Luke Alland.

It's a strange time of year for a lot of 17- and 18-year-olds. They stand at a crossroads, completely at the mercy of the examiners. Going to university is one of the most life-defining decisions. Not necessarily because of the course you take, nor the actual university you decide to study at, but rather the people and journeys you will invariably find yourself exposed to.

The majority of people reading this article are past the A-level results stage of their life (one presumes...). You have already gone through the stress over grades and the turmoil surrounding which university will give you a place. I was in the last cohort of kids that were allowed to leave school at age 16, and there have been many times I've seriously questioned my choices. However, over a decade on, I don't think I would've had it any other way.

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