The Summer formal exams - from preparation through to results day - can be a stressful time but if its all getting a bit much, there are many resources to help you manage stress so you can revise well, perform at your best and manage uncertainty as you await your results.

The sections below will give you some ideas about where to find help, advice and information to get you through.

Download the HYCS Exam Stress pocket guide here for top tips to help you navigate exam stress.

HYCS' Self Care Kit - check out our self care kit packed with ideas to help you stay calm and deal with panic or worry. Check out our 'calming and grounding tips' here or try out the worry buster ideas here.

Find more advice and resources for exam technique and stress management here in our A-Z Support directory under E For exams.

Thursday 9 August 2022 - SQA results.

Thursday 18 August 2022 
A and AS Level.

Thursday 25 August 2022 - GCSE Results Day (England) 

A package of support has been put in place for students taking GCSE, AS and A level qualifications in summer 2022.  It is intended to make sure that Ofqual are being as fair as possible to students given the pandemic disruption they have experienced, and many continue to face, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ofqual's Student Guide to Formal Assessments in 2021 to 2022 here.
Read more Ofqual's approach to grading exams and assessment for summer 2022 here which have been adapted to be fair to students in this transition year - read the Ofqual report here.

GCSE Grading Levels Explained:
GCSE Grades are categorised from Grades 1-9 as follows (image source - Copyright Ofqual):


BBC Bitesize
Read this article and watch the podcast by Natasha Devon packed with tips about how to get yourself ready for results day and how to cope on the day and post results.


Guidance for students expecting A Level results. 

Young Minds - Advice for young people.

Childline - Advice for young people.

HYCS' Self Care Kit - check out our self care kit for a wide range of calming practices including breathing and grounding exercises to help support you leading up to the day and beyond.

If you feel unhappy with your results, your school or college should be able to support you in considering options.

The Education Hub Government Website - Grade Appeals information for results day 2021 here. 

Appeals - Full guidance on how to appeal here: 

Sitting the Exam - you may be able to take the exam in the new academic year either when school/college reopens in the Autumn or in 2023. 

For University Applications - If applying to university and you don't have the grades you need to attend your chosen university, talk to you first choice university first and you may also wish to consider the Clearing process (see separate section below).

Take a look at this article from UniGuide 'You've got your A Level results - what next?'- click here. 

Applying through Clearing
Clearing is how uni's and colleges fill any places they still have on their courses.

Find UCAS clearing information and advice here or here. 

UniGuide Support Videos
The Uni Guide team in association with Student Room have asked university admissions experts for their advice on finding a place on a degree course through UCAS Clearing - watch the UniGuide videos explaining the clearing process, just click here

If you are unsure about your future careers options, check out the Careers section in our A-Z Directory here for organisations offering helpful advice and information about careers, apprenticeships and more. 

Also check out nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Click on the image below to read the official government student guide to Post-16 qualifications:

Exam results helpline 0800 100 8000 & More

Contact the exam results' helpline for help and support to chat through your results or what to do next. Careers advisors also ready to help on Twitter, Facebook and The Student Room by using #examresultslive with your question.