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Stealers Wheel Stuck In The Middle With You
Elvis Presley Bossa Nova Baby
Elvis Presley - The Collection Vol.3, RCA
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds The Death Of You And Me
(CD Single), Sour Mash Records, 7
k.d. lang Miss Chatelaine
(CD Single), Sire
Melanie C Think About It
(CD Single), Red Girl Records, 1
Shirley & Company Shirley & Company - Shame Shame Shame
The Originals (Various Artists), Dino
Rick Astley Never Gonna Give You Up
Rick Astley - Whenever You Need Someb, RCA
Take That When We Were Young
Progressed, Mercury, 1
New Radicals You Get What You Give
(CD Single), MCA
Fitz and The Tantrums MoneyGrabber
(CD Single), Dangerbird, 1
Dave Edmunds Queen Of Hearts
The Best Of Dave Edmunds, Swansong
Candi Staton Young Hearts Run Free
Disco Fever (Various Artists), Global Television
Steve Miller Band Abracadabra
The Very Best Of The Steve Miller Ban, Arcade Records
Dolly Parton Together You And I
Better Day, Sony, 1
Elvis Presley Burning Love
Presley - The All Time Greatest Hits, RCA
Kirsty MacColl There's A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop...
Kirsty Maccoll - Galore, Virgin
Lenny Kravitz Stand
(CD Single), Roadrunner Records, 1
Pause For Thought: Dr Ann Holt OBE, Director of Programme at the Bible Society
Asking people where they were when they received their A’ level results, is a bit like asking someone where they were when they heard Princess Diana had died – everyone remembers.
This A’ level results week will be no different for thousands of students across the country. I have vivid memories, having lived through it many times both as a student and a teacher. And I failed one of mine but lived to tell the tale.
The reason it remains etched in our minds is because, at the moment we open the envelope, our whole future seems to rest on what’s inside. For many, it will mean a celebration as they prepare to go to their chosen university or college; for others an uncertain future as they are forced to re-assess and re-evaluate their plans.
In this respect, it’s good preparation for the rest of our lives, because it teaches us that however much we prepare for the opportunities we’re given in life, we can’t always control the outcome. And those that don’t get the results they want are in good company! It has been claimed that Albert Einstein was dyslexic and, at the age of 16, he failed to get into the Swiss Federal Polytechnic Institute. Similarly, Winston Churchill took three attempts to pass his entrance exam for the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Both men could easily have fallen at the first hurdle. They could have simply given up, but thank God they didn’t!
Success isn’t just about the contents of an exam results envelope, it is about making the most of every opportunity and every experience. It took Edison over 400 attempts to create a light bulb. When he was asked about his apparent failures he denied any such thing, claiming 400 steps on the way to success. Whatever the outcome this week, in the words of Proverbs in the KJV Bible:
“Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom. And with all thy getting, get understanding” Wisdom and Understanding will help you to see past that envelope whatever’s inside.