Not everyone will have the A-level results they want and Channel Four News presenter Jon Snow was is one of those who did not do so well with the examiners several years ago.
He told the Today programme how he got a C in English and failed his other subjects.
And he advised students to play to their strengths and "want to do what you want to do very badly".
However he told James Naughtie that "there is life after A-levels".
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