Helpline ready for students’ queries

Student advice line The Exam Results Helpline has handled thousands of calls since A level results day, and is bracing for another surge as pupils get their GCSE results today (Thursday).

The Exam Results Helpline, an independent and free service funded by the Department for Education, opened on August 16 and will run until Saturday, August 25.

40 experts are on hand to provide advice and guidance to students whose grades are higher or lower than expected and need to rethink their futures.

Careers advisor Sarah Bull said: “The main message we are giving to students is that if you haven’t or don’t get the results you expected, don’t get stressed.

“Get plenty of information by talking to us, your teachers, or school careers adviser and don’t rush into anything.

“Take your time before deciding what to do next.”

The Exam Results Helpline can be contacted on 0808 1008000. Calls are free from landlines.