After three months of wondering how badly I’d ballsed up the tasting exam (and cursing my best mate Miles for unknowingly ringing me in the middle of the exam…bless him) the letter came through the post.
I’d passed, but only just. I got a Distinction on the written bit, so that box was ticked. But I got just a Pass in the tasting bit. So overall grade was Pass with Merit.
Why was I so disappointed then? I’ve no idea to be fair. I thought I’d failed the tasting bit, so surely this was a good result?
I think knowing that I’d done fine in the written bit, I guess I was just a bit pissed off with the cock up during the tasting exam. It doesn’t give the mitigating circumstances on the certificate does it? It just says Pass with Merit. Would have been nice to have that Distinction.
Honestly, I’m reading this back to myself and thinking “what a tool!”. Time to get over myself. I passed it, job done! Next up was the Diploma, move on sunshine, just move on!
Photo: The certificate itself, without any mention of mobile phones!