Jeremy Clarkson has proven true to form and continued his tradition of sharing his success story on A-level results day.
For years, he has taken it upon himself to reassure discouraged teens that good grades don’t equate to a prosperous future by reminding them of his own career and wealth.
“Don’t worry if your A-level results are disappointing. Got a C and two Us, and currently vacationing on this ship,” she tweeted, along with a photo of a ship’s deck with picturesque mountains in the background.
The former Top Gear presenter wasn’t the only celebrity to reach out to the students; sportscaster Jake Humphrey has also used his A-level “failure” story to encourage the younger generation.
Sharing a photo of his number one Sunday Times bestselling book, High Performance, he tweeted: “Not a bad book for an A-level flop, if I do say so myself.”
Chef Gordon Ramsay, who has five children, has tried to ease the burden of results day with free food.
The restaurateur invited those who had been eagerly awaiting the results to head to Street Pizza in Southwark, London, for a house meal.
“I will help you celebrate by cooking the most amazing pizzas in the house,” he said in a video.
“Honestly, I know it’s been a tough two years. Very well done, and trust me, it’s not always about the A*s. It’s about understanding who you are.”
Astronaut Tim Peake shared his own words of encouragement and admitted that his results were not what he expected.
“Congratulations to everyone who got the A-level/T-level/BTec results they wanted this morning,” he tweeted.
“Don’t be too disappointed if you didn’t; mine weren’t what I expected, but if you put your mind to it, you can achieve anything.”
The A-level ratings have fallen since last year, but are still higher than the results achieved before the pandemic in 2019.
They were expected to be lower than in 2020, when the pandemic forced changes to the education system and teachers tested their students to arrive at a final grade.
However, as exams returned this year, the ratio of As and A*s awarded has plummeted.
Top grades in England, Northern Ireland and Wales fell 8.4 percentage points from last year’s record results, while A*s only dropped 4.5 points.