10 reactions students have before the CIE results, explained through Disney

Published: August 10, 2015

Let’s face it – anything seems good when explained via Disney.

It is that time of the year again, when the world is about to come crashing down and you would rather go into hibernation than face the inevitable. No, I am not talking about the apocalypse. I am focusing on something much worse – the CIE results.

This year, the fated day befalls on August 11th, and for all O’ and A’ level students who appeared for the May/June 2015 exams, the countdown has already begun.

Since I have gone through the same countdown during my time, I can empathise with a lot of students who will face the kraken tomorrow. And in order to make everyone else realise exactly what a student goes through during their final hours before the results, here is a list of reactions explained through Disney for better understanding.

Because let’s face it – anything seems good when explained via Disney.

1. Hypersensitivity – to any and all things that remind them of doomsday… I mean, result day.

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2. Despair – while thinking about what tomorrow holds.

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3. Outrage – over how stupid this entire education system is, as a two-hour long test should not judge a student’s intelligence.

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4. Calmness – because whatever’s done, is done; no need to fret over it!

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5. Calculated optimism – because some of the paper went pretty well and a good grade might be a reality.

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6. Fear – over seeing a lingering ‘U’, ‘E’ or ‘D’ round the corner.

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7. Indifference – because the papers went badly and you couldn’t care less.

Photo: Buzzfeed

8. Confidence – because you know that you are getting straight A’s.

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9. Fake modesty – because you know you will get straight A’s but why show it?

Photo: Faiq Lodhi

10. Acceptance – because results are just a small phase of life, and this too shall pass.

Photo: Giphy

So for all the students awaiting their CIE results, good luck! And don’t worry, you will all do great.

Faiq Lodhi

Faiq Lodhi

A journalism grad and news-buff, his interests include current affairs, arts, literature and social work. He tweets as @FaiqLodhi (twitter.com/FaiqLodhi)

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  • Fatima


  • Haniya

    WE’RE PRATICALLY DYING but thanks for making us feel better cause Disney makes everyone feel good. Oh,who am I kidding?! Im so done for.Recommend

  • Ahmed

    Oh yeah I remember this phase . I got a B,C and D in Urdu,Pak Studies and Islamiyat and it felt as if my whole was ruined there and then . However I got 6 straight A’s in my next go and it felt great . Recommend

  • Ibaad

    Tomorrow is the dooms dayRecommend

  • Junaid Tariq

    Think goodRecommend

  • Tsundere

    Ya allah please help me get the 3 A* i really want!! Recommend

  • critic

    my god, what a pointless postRecommend

  • Aliasgar Taskin


  • ahmed.habib

    i agree ya rab help me get all a’s or a*’s Isa :)Recommend

  • Aisha

    guys! the news is that this year’s CIE papers are graded incorrectly? i got a U in the subject i always scored an A* in! Anyone else with wrong grades??Recommend

  • Syeda Ali

    Nice post at the right timeRecommend

  • Hassan Alee

    what happen?Recommend

  • Moiz Malik

    They went great but im still pessimistic afRecommend