Herefordshire’s young people are set to receive their A-level and GCSE results this week

Students across Herefordshire are set to receive their A-level results today and GCSE results will be available to pupils on Thursday 12 August. 

This year, following the cancellation of exams, A-level, GCSE, and vocational and technical qualification students will receive grades determined by their teachers through a process of assessments.

Schools and colleges have made their own arrangements for releasing the results and students have been provided with these details.

Councillor Diana Toynbee, Herefordshire Council Cabinet Member for Children’s and Family Services, and Young People’s Attainment, said:

“Best wishes to all Herefordshire students receiving their A-level, GCSE, and vocational and technical qualification results this week.

“It’s been such a challenging year, and I’m very impressed by how our young people have coped with the added pressures, worked hard, and supported each other.

“I’m extremely grateful to teachers and all who work in our schools for their dedication to making sure students can progress onto further education and study, in the face of a pandemic and constantly changing guidance from central government. 

“We wish our young people well in the next stage of life, whether in work or continuing education, and look forward to seeing how they get on.  Opportunities in Herefordshire are growing, and I hope many of them will stay with us.”

Are your exam results above or below what you expected?

The following organisations are offering plenty of great advice to students on where to go next following today’s A-level results.

Information about applying through clearing can be found on the UCAS website.

The National Careers Service can provide help and advice with your exam results and the next steps you can take.  Speak to a trained careers advisor by calling 0800 100 900 from 8am - 8pm Monday - Friday or 10am - 5pm on Saturdays, or visit the National Careers Service website and use the web chat option.

Ofqual offers online information for students on grading and the next possible steps.

The Department for Education website has a special online Education Hub for results days and covers everything that pupils and students need to know.

NMITE have lots of clear information to support students on applying through Clearing and the Clearing Process on their website.  To speak to one of their friendly advisors call 01432 804 546.

For those students looking to improve English, maths or IT skills, the website has details of the different local training and also offers information about apprenticeships.

Save the Student are offering online advice for sixth form and college students on the next steps to take if you are unhappy with your A-level results.

Do you need support with your mental health following your results?

Visit the YoungMinds website or Text YM to 85258 for free 24/7 support or visit their exam stress support page.         

Visit the Childline website or call 0800 1111 available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or visit their exam results support page.       

Mind offer a mental health Infoline, call 0300 123 3393 between 9am – 6pm, Monday – Friday (except for bank holidays).

More information about local and national mental health and wellbeing support is also available on the Talk Community Directory

If you need urgent support with your mental wellbeing call Herefordshire’s mental health helpline 0808 196 9127 for free.  The helpline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Students can also call their GP surgery and ask for an emergency appointment or call NHS 111.

Published: 10th August 2021