Happy Jeremy Clarkson day to those who celebrate! Ex-Top Gear star posts annual A Level tweet reminding students it’s ‘not the end of the world’ if they miss out on their grades
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Jeremy Clarkson has given anxious A Level students another annual bout of reassurance after sharing his own results.
The Diddly Squat farmer’s annual tweets on A-Levels results day have become a regular fixture, boasting in 2021 that he has ‘loads of friends’ despite failing his exams.
Some have even gone so far as to rename the results day as ‘Jeremy Clarkson day’.
Thousands of pupils are finding out their results today – and many will also find out whether they have got into their first choice of university.
Pupils could fetch their results from 8am from schools or colleges – or see the decision of their chosen university on UCAS.
And the ex-Top Gear star was quick off the mark with his annual tongue-in-cheek message, posting his latest success tale at 8.09am on Thursday morning.
The ex-Top Gear star was quick off the mark with his annual tongue-in-cheek message
In previous years, Clarkson’s annual sharing of his A Level results have always been coupled with a boast of his success
He wrote on Twitter: ‘It’s not the end of the world if your A level results aren’t what you’d hoped for.
‘I got a C and two Us and here I am today with my own brewery.’
READ MORE: UCAS website CRASHES as millions of nervous A Level students try to log on to find out their exam results
Clarkson’s Hawkstone Lager is brewed with barley grown on his Diddly Squat Farm – as seen in his Amazon Prime series, Clarkson’s Farm.
Social media was once again buzzing on Thursday morning in anticipation of Clarkson’s inevitable piece of wisdom.
Paul Stevenson said: ‘Happy Jeremy Clarkson anecdote day to those who celebrate it’.
Dr Ashley Garlick wrote: ‘Happy ‘Jeremy Clarkson got two Es and is now on a boat in France’ day to all who celebrate.’
Meanwhile Rishi Sunak even responded to the tweet to reassure those who may not have received the results they had hoped for.
The Prime Minister said: ‘Jeremy has made a career of being the exception not the rule but he does have a good point here: Results day is important, but not necessarily a deal-breaker.
‘Whatever results you got today, there are lots of options available to you.’
In previous years, Clarkson’s annual sharing of his A Level results have always been coupled with a boast of his success.
Some people have even gone so far as to rename A Level results as ‘Jeremy Clarkson day’
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak even responded to the tweet to reassure those who did not get the results they were hoping for
He always prefaces his tweets with his A Level results (A C and two Us).
In previous years he has gone on to explain how it hasn’t prevented him renting luxury summer homes, having ‘loads of friends and a Bentley’ and being on a ‘superyacht in the Med’.
Former footballer Gary Neville echoed support for disappointed students and said they should be graded purely on coursework, labelling exams ‘robotic and methodical and … out of date’.
He told BBC Breakfast: ‘I have a different belief around exams. I don’t believe you should work for 16 years at school and at college and then it all depends upon a two-hour assessment.
‘I think it’s prehistoric. I honestly believe that it needs ripping up.’
Meanwhile Charlie Mullins, founder of Pimlico Plumbers, told The Sun he had the ‘perfect solution’ to disappointing A Level results.
The entrepreneur left school at 15 to become an apprentice plumber. Pimlico Plumbers has sold for £150million.
He added that his only regret was not leaving school ‘at 14’ instead.
The Diddly Squat farmer’s annual tweets on A-Levels results day have become a regular fixture
The UCAS website appeared to crash this morning as thousands of nervous students logged on to find out their results.
On Twitter the UCAS account warned that ‘high traffic volumes’ on the website could mean it ‘takes a little longer than normal’ to load.
A spokesperson later told MailOnline that the website may have been ‘running slow’ for a ‘small number’ of students but was quickly resolved.
An estimated fewer 100,000 fewer students will be awarded the top A or A* grades compared with last year after officials attempted to rein in grade inflation.
Meanwhile the total number of students accepted onto UK degree courses has fallen 2.6 per cent on last year.
Education Secretary Gillian Keegan has said this year’s cohort has a ‘lot to deal with’ and has shown ‘incredible resilience’.
She told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: ‘We’ve just had the Ucas figures out… which is that 79% of those students receiving their results today got their first choice of university. And that is up from 74% in 2019.
‘And the great news is that 16,500 students on free school meals gained a place at university, which is a 60% increase from 2019 and 14% up from last year.
Charlie Mullins, founder of Pimlico Plumbers, said his ‘solution’ to poor A Level results was to become an ‘apprentice plumber’
Former footballer Gary Neville echoed support for disappointed students and said they should be graded purely on coursework, labelling exams ‘robotic and methodical and … out of date’
‘So in terms of destinations, this cohort has done incredibly well and most of them – 79% – have actually got their first choice of university.
‘So hopefully that will lead everybody to understand that we were right to put the grading system back to normal.
‘The university admissions officers know how to deal with these differences, they know how to deal with the difference from previous cohorts and they also know how to deal with differences between the English system and the Welsh, Northern Irish and Scottish.’
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