When Results Day arrives, it can be a very stressful time for the students involved. Regardless of how much work and effort you put into your studies and sitting the examinations, there will always be that bit of worry that you haven’t achieved the results you want and need for getting your place at University.
The first thing to remember if you do get bad A-Level results is that it’s definitely not the end of the world! There are still many options open to you and not all of them will mean going back to school. When you first get your results and they aren’t what you wanted, it’s easy for you to go into full panic mode, which will then mean you’re not looking at things calmly and with a level head.
Once your results have sunk in and you know you’re not going to get the place you wanted, it’s time to sit down and look at all your available options. The first would be to consider using Clearing through UCAS as a way to find you an alternate place on either a different Degree or the same Degree, but at a different University.
If you can’t find anything that takes your fancy in Clearing, then it’s time to consider other options. For example, the possibility of using an Apprenticeship to gain entry into your dream career is an option that many students forget about when they get bad A-Level results. There are many Apprenticeship programmes now available to students and they often prove a great route into the workplace for students who don’t wish to carry on with traditional studying.
Lastly, you have the option of re-taking or re-sitting your A-Levels. Now for some, the fear of having to return back to their old school or college puts them off this idea totally, but re-taking your A-Levels doesn’t mean you have to go back to your old school. For example, you can enrol and study A-Levels online, which mean you can complete them faster and be ready to re-take your examinations in a year or less.
So as you can see from above, even if your A-Level results are bad and not what you expected, there is always another route or option for you. If you would like some more help and advice, get in touch with our helpful team who are happy to help.