Big day for A level students

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More than 4,000 young people in Lincolnshire are finding out this morning if they have got the grades they need to take them on to university, higher education or training.

Schools across the area have opened their doors this morning for excited and nervous pupils to collect their grades – and although many will be pleased with what they have achieved, there is help at hand if grades did not quite meet expectations.

For starters, You could look at taking a different course, Apprenticeship or other learning opportunity. You might even want explore totally new career options and ideas.

If your grades are only slightly lower than predicted you may still be accepted on to the course or Apprenticeship you want to do.

Speak to the University, college or training provider about this.

You could also discuss alternative opportunities with them. You need to act quickly but don’t rush into anything without thoroughly thinking it through.

Alternatively you can contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900 if you need to talk through your options. The service is available 8am-10pm, 7 days a week.

If your results are much lower that you were predicted it may be possible to get your exam papers remarked.

Speak to your school or academy as soon as possible to see if your case is strong enough for them to contact the examining board and lodge an enquiry on your behalf.

you can also Check with your sixth form or college to see if you can retake the exams.

If you still Don’t know what to do next contact CfBT career guidance service in Lincolnshire on 01522 782116 or the National Careers Service. Their advisers will be able to talk you through your ideas and give you information and advice on your work, careers and learning choices.

It’s natural to feel a bit anxious or stressed about getting your exam results. If you need to talk through how you’re feeling Childline can help. They can be contacted on 0800 1111.