Top 5 A Level results day tips for parents

Learn how you can support your child with our top 5 tips to prepare parents for A Level results day (Thursday 15th August).

  1. Be prepared for plan B: In the run-up to results day itself, encourage your teenager to start thinking about other courses and/or universities that they would be prepared to consider in Clearing, it could help them get a head start once they get their results.
  2. Keep Calm and Don’t Panic: Parents should stay calm too! As a parent, try not panic – it will really help your teenager. If at all possible encourage them to take a deep breath and stay relaxed so they can consider their options much more easily
  3. Remember to reassure them: Keep positive, whatever the results. Your teenager will probably need reassurance from you that everything will work out and it will all be OK. After all, resits are a thing!
  4. Time is on your side: There is no rush to make any quick decisions if your child is thinking about a course in Clearing. Choosing a University can be difficult but when students go through Clearing and often haven’t even visited the University, it’s an even bigger decision to make. Clearing doesn’t open until the afternoon and so this gives your child time to reassess and have a good think about what they want to do before they start the process.
  5. Remember Re-takes exist: If your son or daughter thinks that they could have got a better grade in specific subjects or modules, then it might be possible to re-sit the exam and reapply for the university or apprenticeship they want next year. We’re here to help with this.


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