Today I was just one of many 16 year-olds around England to get my G.C.S.E. results…

There in my hands; the product of two years worth of immeasurable stress, time and torture condensed on to a single piece of paper.

The product? Seven A*s, three As and a B.

A particularly unexpected result (A* in English language) has taught me the benefits of taking risks in order to achieve.

I didn’t write what I thought they wanted to hear; I wrote entirely from my own conscious mind.

And even got in an anecdote about a porn star.

So my advice is to always make room for a little apprehension but never be too afraid to take a risk.

Now all there is to do is wait for what A-Levels have to throw at me!