Exam Results

What Britain Can Learn From Young People Following Results Day

Mark Lund | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK
Mark Lund

The past fortnight has been a life defining period for many young people across the country. A Level and GCSE results are in and most will be contempl...

Education Is Boring And Stressful... And Boring

Alex Dyer | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK
Alex Dyer

Having been in education for ten years, I've seen some real changes - all as dull as a Brexit talk at a vegan dinner party on a Friday night, one that...

Is Your Child Unhappy With Their Exam Successes?

Cai Graham | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Parents
Cai Graham

For many families across the UK, the dust is beginning to settle. This week sees the end of the exam season where many young people have been receiving their results for University Finals, A2/AS levels and most recently, GCSEs.

Let's Talk About 9 To 1 And The New GCSEs...

Julie Swan | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK
Julie Swan

These changes aren't being made just for the sake of it. Significant changes are not something any of us take lightly. Students can feel reassured that these changes are happening for a good reason and have been carefully thought through. I know from my own children's experiences of taking GCSEs and A levels, just how important results are to every student and how important it is that the system is fair for all.

It's Time To Look At The Alternatives To University

John Caudwell | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK
John Caudwell

We owe it to the next generation to make every possible provision for them to realise their dreams. If this is to be a doctor, lawyer, academic, or vet, then we must absolutely ensure that the UK maintains its reputation as a first class provider of university education.

Get A Life, Not A University Place

Lyndsey Stoner | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Lyndsey Stoner

Maybe it's just me, but... I need to talk about results day. Tomorrow, hoards of rabbit-in-the-headlights teens will be opening envelopes up and d...

Addressing The Misconceptions Surrounding Gap Years

Rachel Wibberley | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rachel Wibberley

Despite the blissful freedom from coursework and early starts, the ever-narrowing gap between exams and results day can be incredibly stressful. Students are preparing to move away from home, become entirely independent, and are waiting on the results to determine their future plans...

Mind The Gap! How To Make Yourself Even More Employable By Taking A Year Out Of Studying

Iwan Williams | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Iwan Williams

As we run up to A Level results day on August 17 many students will be looking at the option of deferring and/or taking a gap year. Here are some common questions and advice on how to make the most of this valuable time.

Clearing: How To Get Your University Place

Cai Graham | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Cai Graham

The week before the A level results can be a scary time for teenagers and their parents. So, in the few days before the results are released - what can parents do to steady the ship?

The Ultimate Guide To A-Level And GCSE 2017 Results Day

Alex Dyer | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

Just like with the exams themselves, you want a fully-functioning brain in case you have to make an important decision regarding your university choices, clearing or taking a year out.

What NOT To Do In The Run Up To Getting Your Exam Results

Iwan Williams | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Iwan Williams

For thousands of students exam results day can be a very stressful time. Having helped many young people and their families over the past decade, here are some top tips about what NOT to do on the all-important run up to the day.

The Ultimate Checklist For Parents Ahead Of Exam Results Day

Iwan Williams | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Parents
Iwan Williams

On the run up to exam results day, parents can feel like there's little they can do but sit and wait as the anxiety builds. But, in my experience, the opposite is true. As a principal member of your child's support team, I believe your role is vital. And being prepared for any eventuality can ensure the day goes smoothly and successfully.

SATs: More Than A Third Of Primary School Pupils Fail To Meet Expected Standard

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Parents

More than a third of primary school pupils have failed to meet the expected standard in their reading, writing and maths SATs exams, figures show. Acc...

Study Like A Pro - Music To Keep You Motivated

Dr Rupert Till | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Rupert Till

The research shows that silence is worse than vocal or instrumental music when working with pictures, so for art homework or graphic design music is a must. If for your music is distracting, turn it off, but it's at least worth trying working with music playing. The work might take longer, but you might get more done, and be happier while you are doing it.

Exam Stress And Emotional Upholstery

Adam Pettitt | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Parents
Adam Pettitt

As an impromptu list of dos and don'ts, it struck me as a pretty serviceable guide to exam preparation and spoke volumes for the resolutely sensible, pragmatic approach of those whose expertise and resilience have been honed over many a season of internal assessments and tests.

A Letter To Students

Molly Thompson | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Molly Thompson

It's exam season. If you stand in front of a mirror and say 'exam' three times, a middle aged, smelly invigilator will appear behind you telling you to be quiet and offering you more paper. MORE PAPER?! I'VE BARELY WRITTEN ANYTHING! (sorry, i'm having severe war flashbacks)

GCSE Results Day Reveals Decline In A*-C Grades

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Parents

Parents of teenagers receiving their GCSE results will today be supporting their children as they receive their grades. Just 66.9% of students gained ...

Girls Expected To Do Better Than Boys In 2016 GCSE Results

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Parents

Girls are expected to do better than boys across the vast majority of subjects when the 2016 GCSE results are released today (Thursday 25 August 2016)...

Is University Still The Best Route To A Desirable Career?

Maddalaine Ansell | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Maddalaine Ansell

For students who already know what job they want to do, a degree apprenticeship may present the best of both worlds. The number of places and range of subjects covered is still quite small compared to a standard undergraduate degree but, if you are lucky, it can present an opportunity to learn while you earn...

People Are Sharing Their Hilarious Exam Results Day Excuses For Bad Grades

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Comedy

A Level results day is one of the most anxiety-ridden days for many young people across the country, and when you open that envelope, there’s a sudd...

Rise In Teens Seeking Counselling Over A Level And GCSE Results

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Parents

An increasing number of teenagers are seeking counselling to help them cope with the stress of GCSE and A-Level results. The number of young people re...

Why a Considered Approach to Clearing Is More Important Than Ever

Dr Philip Hallam | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Philip Hallam

It's August and for thousands of young people across the UK picking up their exam results that means one thing - decision time. And I have a feeling that making those decisions is going to be tougher than ever before, particularly for those who may have not received the grades they'd expected.

People Are Freaking Out About Exam Results Even If They Aren't Getting Them Today

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Comedy

Scottish students are receiving their National 4 and 5, Higher, Advanced Higher and Scottish Baccalaureate exam results today. According to UCAS, a re...

A Year on Pause

Katrina Vasey | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Katrina Vasey

I never entertained the thought of a gap year. I thought such a year was meant for traveling and I've never been enamored by the idea. Schools don't really talk to you seriously about taking a year out; it's sort of a "you're on your own" policy, which is a scary concept even when your gap year is premeditated.

Primary School Prepares Students For Exam Results With A Wonderful Letter

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Parents

A primary school gave children receiving exam results an encouraging letter reassuring them that attitude and personality are more important than any ...