If you are wondering about the general timeline for exams and results at uni; it is as follows. You do your exams from about mid-May, and finish sometime at the beginning of June. You will then have to wait a few weeks, and you should expect to get your results towards the end of June. You will be able to view you results on the “My Student Record” website (you’ll be used to using this website by then). It tells you whether you have passed or not, and what mark you got on each module. You can also click on on each module and see a breakdown of what mark you got on your coursework and on your exam.
This Friday I got my marks back, and I am very happy to say I got a first! To top it off I have been awarded the Raymond Hyde Prize for the best student taking a second year course in Astronomy in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. I am glad all my hard work this year paid off, and I am looking forward to next year where my motivation will be the same as this year: simply to try my best.
I think it is probably worth noting to any of you who have just finished your A-levels: if you do not get as high grades as you wanted or expected, don’t think that this will affect how well you will preform at university. For example at A-level I got BCC (for maths, physics and chemistry respectfully), and I’m doing just fine, in fact I think I could justify saying that I am doing quite well.
“Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.”