The next few weeks can be an anxious, stress-filled time for both teenagers and their families. as thousands of students across the country will be awaiting their A-level and GCSE exam results this August. We share the Counselling Directory’s tips on how you can support students in the lead-up to exam results day.
Start the conversation early
Start talking early about the possible outcomes.
Prepare for the worst. Hope for the best
Be ready to discuss all possible outcomes. They may have received the grades they need to get into their first choice college or university course, but it’s worth being prepared in case things haven’t gone exactly to plan.
Take their minds off of it
Try to offer distractions in the run-up to results day. Keep their nerves at bay by helping them to focus their mind on other things.