Exam Results: 7 Things Not to Say | Freckles Blog

That terrible time of year, where you're walking on eggshells and never quite sure of what to say.


1.     “It’s a bit disappointing isn’t it…” Thank you for pointing out the obvious and making me feel utterly useless. Being disappointed is so much worse than being angry…I’d rather you be angry.

2.     “What did you get?” Please don’t ask me this. If I wanted to tell you I would have told you already. Please stop pestering.

3.     “What a catastrophe.” Thank you again, for pointing out the obvious. I evidently didn’t indent for my results to turn out like this. There’s no need to be mean.

4.     “I thought you said you did your best?” Well maybe what I thought was best isn’t my best! These exams are hard you know, you had no idea what was on that paper. The amount of knowledge I have to store in my brain, and then use it to answer four questions creates a lot of pressure.

5.     “We pay all that money and this is the result?”  Well I’m sorry if I get distracted, or if the paper was harder than expected, or I don’t like my teacher. I tried to make it work and evidently it didn’t.

6.     “I thought you said this was your best subject?...” I was predicted A/B! I didn’t know it was going to go so horribly wrong did I? I thought it went well, but you can never tell what the examiner is going to think of it. Please don’t make me feel worse than I already do.

7.     “I can’t believe this…”And you think I can? I mean, I am so good at that subject. I don’t know what went wrong. 

I hope everyone got the grades they wanted, and if not there's always time to fix it!