that's what the "O" stands for in O-level exams.
my daughter doesn't feel it's all that ordinary. in fact, it's giving her the jitters as the day of reckoning arrives.
those days, we all went to the school office & queued to get the result slips. no one else would know the details if we chose not to reveal.
in my daughter's school, they will assemble in the school hall. the top students (7As & above) will be called up by name & the number of As announced. then, they will go up on stage to collect their slips.
the other less successful students will just get their results individually & with much less fanfare.
no wonder, the girl has jitters!! but i guess she will just have to get used to the pressure-cooker pace, because that's the way it is & i don't envy her one bit.
on the day i got my results, a bunch of us walked from school through the botanical gardens towards town center to catch a bus home. on the way, we monkeyed around, ate ice-cream & joked. there wasn't much pressure. none of us did exceptionally well but we all did enough to get into 6th form & that mattered the most.
ah, life was ordinarily simple then.