Hundreds of teenagers are getting their A Level results in Eastbourne today (18 August).
For many, it will be a crucial moment as they find out if they’ve got the grades they need to get into their chosen university.
A children’s charity has been taking dozens of calls from young people worried about their results. Peter Wanless NSPCC chief executive said, “Awaiting exam results can cause lots of stress and anxiety for young people. These figures show that the pressure to perform well in exams is being felt by young people across the country and this can be difficult for them to handle. We hear from lots of young people each year who are really worried about their results and what the future may hold. If they want to talk Childline is always here to listen.
“It’s important to remember there is life beyond exam results. Disappointing grades are not the end of the world, even if it doesn’t feel that way at the time.”