Right now you’re probably really anxious about opening that brown envelope or that email that gives you your results - do you rip it open or do you get someone else to open it for you? That feeling of sinking just from the thought of it all. Will I get the grades that I want? What if I fail? How do I tell my family?... All of these thoughts are perfectly normal but sometimes we get so consumed by the fear of failure. But, the good news is NEC are on hand to help you prepare.
1. Ask questions - research, research, research
If you’re worried about whether you’ll still get into university with your grades or you need to know if you can re-sit your exams if you don’t get the results you want there are lots of places to go for information. UCAS is just one example of where to go, they will be able to help answer any questions you may have about getting into University. Hannah Morrish from The Student Room has written a really useful article for the Independent with answers to some of the questions you may have.
2. General well-being
Look after yourself. It’s important to try to get a good night’s sleep but if you’re struggling to drift off try reading a book you really enjoy to take your mind off the next day. You could even try doing a bit of meditation to help relax your mind and body. There are some great apps out there like Headspace and Calm that guide you through letting go of your thoughts and focussing on deep breathing.
3. How do I get my results?
NEC students who took their exams at one of our partnership centres will have an email sent to them with their results. For colleges and schools, you should’ve been told whether you’ll get your results sent to you via email or in an envelope.
4. If you’re away on results day
Make sure you arrange for a friend or family member to collect your results for you. You will need to let the college know that you’ll be away and who will collect these for you. Research all potential options.
5. Celebrate finishing your A levels
Whatever the outcome, you’ve worked so hard getting this far so why not arrange a night in with friends or go out for dinner to celebrate finishing your A levels. Studying for any qualification takes a lot of steam and motivation which is why you should be proud of getting through it.
We wish you all the best of luck for your exam results and hope you get the grades you want. If you’re an NEC student and would like to share your results with us, please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.