To say it’s the middle of the school holidays, we’re about to have two of the most stressful periods of the whole educational calendar.
Teenagers up and down the land will be finding out their much-anticipated A-Level results this Thursday, with GCSEs the following Thursday.
It’s a time when students can start firming up their choices for what they go on to do next. Hopefully, it’s a time of excitement, satisfaction and celebration. But obviously not everything goes to plan for everyone.
2022’s results days will have particular focus as this year’s students are the first since the pandemic who’ve sat their full exams, rather than having their grades determined by teacher assessment.
They’ve endured tough, and in many ways, unique years of education. They’re the first – and hopefully last – to study through lockdowns and extended periods of remote learning and have already been tested in ways that previous years haven’t.
But in any year, there’s a lot riding on the results. And for parents it’s often a case of trying to work out how best to offer support.
It’s worth bearing in mind that more than 30 per cent of students said their parents made them feel worse about results day, according to research carried out by the University of Bradford and The Student Room.
There’s book loads of good advice online on how you can avoid being ‘that parent’. We’ve picked out a few highlights for anyone looking for a quick refresher!
Best of luck…
I WILL BE ETERNALLY GRATEFUL. AMANDA MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE YOU ARE HER ONLY CLIENT AND HOLDS YOUR HAND TO GUIDE YOU THROUGH