A Level results day is here and hopefully you have a great plan for the day whether that be college, university, or an apprenticeship. If this is all in place well done, but have you thought about exactly what you are going to do on the day?
If the answer to this is no, then we have compiled some simple tips to help you get the best out of the day:
1. Make sure you get some sleep
The night before the big day you need to ensure that you are at your best as it will most likely take both an emotional and physical toll. Getting as much sleep as possible the night before will prepare you for the momentous day ahead.
2. Don’t go abroad
It makes life a whole lot easier if you can be there and present on results day, mainly because this gives you an opportunity to discuss your options with tutors and admission departments immediately on the day.
3. Keep an eye on UCAS Track
If you are taking A levels and are planning on going to university, make sure you have your eyes on your Track so that when you go in for your results you are prepared to discuss your options with your tutor.
4. Ask questions
If you don’t understand your results or if anything else seems confusing or maybe even incorrect, find a tutor and ask any questions you have. Don’t be afraid to sound silly or overly worried – this is an important day and you need to make sure you know what is happening.
5. Remember that university isn’t for everyone
Remember that there are a huge variety of ways to start a career nowadays – university is simply one of the alternatives, and the one that is talked about the most. If you don’t get the results you need or simply decide not to attend, rest assured that there will be an opportunity for you.
6. Don’t panic
Whatever your results turn out to be, this is the start of a huge chapter of your life. Whether you decide university is for you or decide to walk a different path, there are many decisions to be made and work to be done. In a few years’ time your results won’t mean much – it is what you do with them that matters.