Writing for their latest blog post, RedWigWam boss shares her top advice to A-Level students, whatever their grades turned out to be.
Lorna Davidson, founder and CEO of RedWigWam, said: “These students will be discovering the results of all their hard work, and, understandably, many will be feeling anxious.
“Their parents will also be apprehensive, as they will have supported them through their studies, testing their knowledge in revision sessions and keeping them fuelled with snacks and meals.
“But even if the grades don’t turn out as hoped, it’s far from the disaster it may initially appear to be – families should simply view it as an opportunity to re-evaluate their next steps.”
Many students may be counting on certain grades to be accepted on to a particular university course.
“But if things don’t quite go to plan, it’s still worth talking to the university they had planned to go to because they may still be accepted,” said Lorna. “They may also want to consider exam reviews and appeals or looking for course vacancies in UCAS’s Clearing service.
“And whether a student is pleased or disappointed with their results, what better time to think about their future.
“It could be that they don’t want to pursue higher education or that they want to take a break from studying, either while they reapply for university or defer their place.
“Again, there are plenty of options, such as a gap year, apprenticeship – or work.”
More and more students are beginning to realise that future employers are not only looking for qualifications, but work experience, too – whether that’s temporary, flexible or part-time jobs. These options give new jobseekers a taste of the world of work and will also allow them to trial themselves in the industry to make sure they actually want to take their careers in a particular direction.
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