Results Day 2018 is just around the corner. AS and A2 level results are released to pupils on the 16th August and GCSE results on the 23rd August.

Results day stress!

Results day can be stressful for many students (although a few lucky ones take it in their stride). If your child is anxious and places a lot of importance on these results, then ensure they are prepared for every eventuality. Childline have a lovely page about dealing with your results and what to do if you feel unhappy with them – Visit Childline

…….. whatever happens there are things you can do and ways to start feeling better.’ – Childline

Being Supportive

All you can do as a parent is to be supportive and aware of how your child may be feeling. Follow their lead as to how they want to open their results. With GCSE’s my middle daughter grabbed her envelope and ran back to the car. The youngest was happy to hang around and talk to her friends about the results. She is now awaiting A level results which arrive online so the stress is a different kind this year!


If your child is waiting for A level results and considering university, then UCAS has a helpful page with a step-by-step guide to everything you need to know if your results are not what you expected.

If they do get the grades needed and want to go to university then it will definitely be worth reading these potentially life-saving tips for freshers about to head off.

Getting help

If you are at all concerned about your child’s well-being around the results day (or anything else for that matter), then you can contact a Childline counsellor for a confidential chat. It is easy to do, day or night and NO problem is too big or small.

Visit 1 – 2 – 1 Counselling page

Or call them free on 0800 1111

If you have any tips or advice for anyone waiting for results, then please share them with us here.