Childline is urging young people worried about their GCSE and A-Level grades to contact the service
Exams are a worrying time for children and young people, and waiting for results can be particularly difficult.
As A level results day arrives, new figures from Childline show there’s been a rise of 15% in the last year in the number of counselling sessions with children and teenagers who are apprehensive about their exam results and what to do next1.
In 2017/18, there were 1,298 sessions for children and teenagers on this subject. Concern was highest in August 2017, with just under a quarter of all counselling sessions related to exam stress happening in the month when GCSE and A-Level results are published.