One of Scotland’s most successful comedians has given his own unique advice to any teenagers disappointed with their exam results.
Comedian Kevin Bridges said people need to relax and not get “too stressed out” over results — which were released on Tuesday.
The 29-year-old got only one Higher in business management from his time at St Columba’s High School in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, but is now a regular on the rich list of young British showbiz stars.
Speaking at an event for young people last week, Bridges joked about awaiting results being delivered in the post.
He said: “I would just try and be in Magaluf for the day they arrive and turn off your phone and your data roaming so your mum and dad can’t go through you. That would be my personal advice.”
The comedian said parent pressure can become too much for some pupils while he also jokingly blamed exam invigilators for putting him off during tests.
“I only got one Higher at school, I did alright in my Standard Grades, but I think there’s too much pressure put on exams when you’ve got those invigilators creeping around the room, it’s hard to function.
“I don’t think (exams) should be a barometer of who’s smart or who’s thick, it can become a bit too much.
“At that stage in your life young people, and maybe the parents, can get too stressed out and it’s by no means the end of your life or the start of your life if you pass or fail.
“Life is long, relax a little bit. Work hard obviously, but I don’t think it means that much in the greater scale of life.”