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Results!

It’s A level results day. One way or another thousands of school leavers will feel that what happens today will determine their futures for good or ill. Here’s wishing that you all have a reaction like this young lady, whom I photographed this time last year as she opened the dreaded envelope!

The first moment of opening the results when students try to assess quickly where the results are on the page.
The first moment of opening the results when students try to assess quickly where the results are on the page. Photo: © Michael Cockerham 2012
The penny drops
The penny drops – that moment when its realised that expectations have been surpassed! Photo: © Michael Cockerham 2012
The excitement builds
The excitement builds and breaks out as a loud shriek. Photo: © Michael Cockerham 2012
Disbelief and joy combined.
Disbelief and joy combined. Photo: © Michael Cockerham 2012
The future is bright.
The future is bright. The moment when it dawns on her that all her greatest hopes will be realised. Photo: © Michael Cockerham

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