The Department for Education’s Exam Results Helpline is back after popular demand following the success of last year when it supported over 9,500 students who received their A Level and GCSE results. It opens again this year in time for A Level results day on 18th August.
KISS FM presenter Pandora Christie is supporting the helpline and wants to make sure that all young people are aware of the support available:
“Getting exam results is a nerve racking time. When I did my exams, there were subjects that I loved like English Language, Drama, History and Spanish so I enjoyed studying for them. But I really struggled with Maths and Science for some reason, I just couldn’t get my head around it even with extra tuition, I remember sitting in the exam room sweating and dreading it, looking at my physics paper thinking I don’t understand any of this can someone help? When I got my results I found that I did well in most subjects... apart from maths and science which I got a D for. After my GCSEs I went straight into employment and signed up to a casting agency but I later went on to do an AS in Spanish. I thought about going to university to do a drama degree but I started to get a lot of acting jobs so I never got round to applying. It’s funny the way that things work out and that’s why you shouldn’t despair or panic when you get your exam results! When it’s time to get your exam results first of all don’t panic! The advisers at the Exam Results Helpline will be ready and waiting to give you the advice you need.”
The Exam Results Helpline – 0808 100 8000 - opens on 18th August and remains open every day until 31st August so that students who have received their exam results can call in to talk through their options. Specialist Careers Advisers will be ready to provide guidance on a range of topics including resits, vocational courses, gap years, funding, careers and employment.
If a student is reconsidering their options based on results they have or have not achieved, they should contact the Exam Results Helpline on 0808 100 8000 from 18 August.
If a student has a specific query about their university application, they should contact the UCAS Contact Centre on 0871 468 0468.
For further information, visit www.ucas.com/examresultshelpline