Be kind to your mind this A-level results day
August 10 2020
A-level results day is this week and it is often accompanied by a variety of emotions and uncertainty, potentially even more so this year due to the effects of Covid. We’ve put together a guide to support prospective students in the build-up to and on results day itself.
Regardless of the outcome, the day can bring about a real mixture of feelings and this is often exacerbated when going through the 'Clearing' process. Prospective students may end up doing this for a number of reasons - perhaps they got higher or lower grades than predicted, or have changed their mind about where or what to study at university.
For students, finding themselves going through University Clearing can be a shock, and create uncertainty and worry. Whilst the change of plan may ultimately lead to very positive outcomes and open doors that may not have been considered previously, having to change plans relatively last minute can be difficult.
This is why our guide focuses on how best to deal with this process, ensuring students protect their own mental health and feel reassured in the build-up to results day. Likewise, if you are a parent or teacher, this guide can help provide you with the necessary tools to be able to support the student in the best way throughout the process.
Students may also benefit from visiting Students Against Depression, our mental wellbeing website for students.
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