Childline is encouraging young people worried about their GCSE and A-Level grades to contact the service
Chidline reveals that it has delivered 1,414 counselling sessions to young people stressed about their results – a 50% rise over the last 4 years.1
Concern peaked in August, with a fifth of counselling sessions taking place during the month when young people receive their A-Level and GCSE results.2
Calls range from worries about whether they will get the grades they need to get into university and not wanting to let down their teachers and parents. Children and teenagers also told counsellors they felt worked up and on edge, with some saying they were not able to sleep because of the stress of getting results.