Finding out about your exam results can be very stressful.  You may be worried or not sure what to do next?

Whatever the case may be there are things you can do and ways to start to feel better.  You have lots of options available to you and if you want to talk to someone about it you can contact Childline

If you were planning to go to university and you don’t get the grades you need – Don’t panic, as there are a number of options open to you.

Firstly, if you’ve missed the grades by just a few marks, you should talk to the university in question. While they’re under no obligation to reconsider their decision,  they may listen to you if you plan to appeal any grades. You may even be offered a place on another course.

Alternatively, you could simply accept the decision and go through the results day Clearing process instead. For more information on what to do next, see University Clearing.

To enter the world of work while studying towards a vocational qualification, you might think about securing an apprenticeship.

If you change your mind entirely and would like to take a break from study before applying for university again the following year, consider exploring gap year ideas or countries where you’d like to spend a year working abroad.