Exams are over and now it may feel as though you have to wait forever to find out results. This can be a worrying time. It can often feel as though your whole future depends on the results you get. However, worrying about it or working yourself up into a frenzy will help no one.
It is important to remember that exam results are just the first step towards a future career, there are lots of options and pathways for you to get to where you want to be, even if you don’t get the grades first time around.
As a parent you may be unsure of the best possible way to help support your child throughout the exam period. You may not have attended College or University and even if you did, things are constantly changing. There are now a variety of career options available to those students who choose not to go to University.
The BBC provides helpful advice and strategies for dealing with exam result disappointment.
With schools now devoting more and more time to helping students cope with their emotions on results day, this article gives an insight into how a student felt when he didn’t get the results he needed and how he dealt with it.
If you are upset or disappointed with your exam results it may help to talk to someone about how you are feeling. The Childline website has message boards which you can use to chat to people of a similar age in the same situation.
This website offers some great tips for parents ranging from advice and practical support for students applying to university to dealing with exam results.
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