Many 17 and 18 year olds have received their hard earned A level results. Many have received the results they were predicted and will have the pick of universities and many will go through clearing. Either way, the young adult will have decided to stay close to home or go further afield for their higher education. I remember getting my results and having to go through clearing and ending up studying not too far from home. The whole three years of studying was a life experience: how I was able to time manage; go to work, study, see my family, see my boyfriend and have a social life. It wasn’t easy but it taught me that I am a lot stronger than I gave myself credit for. Lots of parents come September/October will be saying ‘goodbye’ to their ‘babies’ who will be embarking on their new adventure. Fears and doubts will creep in for the parents, although, they have taught their children a lot more than the child has let on. They will survive and will still need their parents. Going past a sixth form school this morning, I saw lots of elated young males and females who were clearly happy with their results, although, a few looked close to tears. As I was told a long time ago, if you do not get the results that you want, it is not the end of the world. Lots of people go onto to do successful things and they didn’t pass/take A levels.