Highgate Wood School - 10am

We all remember that moment of slowly ripping the envelop open and pulling out those carefully folded A4 pieces of paper with our GCSE results on. Amongst the highs and lows, this image sums up that split second just before your brain processes your results.

Being there brought it all back to receiving mine 10 years ago: I ran straight home, up the stairs, leaving my mum down stairs nervously waiting, closed the door, sat on my bed and waited. I had this vision that all the results on the sheet of paper were revolving like a casino game and that when I opened the envelope, they stopped.