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Teens across Bracknell, Wokingham and Ascot are braced for A-level results day

Published: 14 Aug 2013 14:300 comments

A-LEVEL results day is a nerve shredding experience for pupils and parents alike, but help will be on hand for those facing a surprise when they open the dreaded brown envelope tomorrow (Thursday).

Last year's A-level results at Ranelagh School, Bracknell.
Pictured are Danny Harvey, 18, from Warfield, Alec Pearce, 18, from Crowthorne, Abbie Perrins, 18, from Ascot, and Mark Spiller, 18, from Bracknell.

There are more options than ever available to students worried about their results, and a number of organisations are urging those facing a dilemma over their future to get in touch.

Expert careers advisers from the Exam Results Helpline will be manning the phones from 8am tomorrow to provide invaluable information on what to do next for those who get higher or lower results than they expected.

The hotline, which is run by UCAS, will be open for 10 days across the exam results period and expects to field thousands of calls from concerned students with questions about clearing, apprenticeships and gap years. To speak to an advisor free from a landline, dial 0808 100 8000.

Several charities also run hotlines dedicated to providing concerned youngsters with emotional support, including the NSPCC.

The charity advises disappointed students to "try not to panic" and adds: "If you're upset, disappointed, or worried about your future it can really help to talk to someone you trust about how you're feeling."

Trained counsellors will be available on the charity's Childline to give advice and support, and students or parents can call for free on 0800 1111.

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