What To Do When You Didn’t Get the A Level Results You Wanted Thursday, 10 August 2023

Receiving your A Level results can be an overwhelming experience, especially if the results turn out to be less than you had hoped for. If you find yourself disappointed with your A Level results, don’t lose hope.

In this blog post, we’ll discuss what happens when you fail your A Levels, and what next steps you can take to continue to build the successful educational journey you envisioned. 

Failed A Levels – What Next?

There’s no denying that failing your A Levels can cause a flurry of negative emotions but it’s important to not let these results define you or your educational future. Remember, many other students will be finding themselves in the same position. You are not alone.

Take Time To Process

Allow yourself some time to process and take a moment to reflect on areas you can improve for future academic pursuits. Try to escape the negative mindset and look at your results as an insight into what subjects you might want to brush up on. Perhaps your study methods need adjusting or some topics could use some more attention. With the right mindset, these results can act as guidelines for the future.

“Even if you don’t do well on tests, that doesn’t mean you’re any less worthy than anyone else. It may just mean you’re less strong in how the school tests for knowledge.” – Mind

Seek Advice

Keep in mind that your teachers and academic advisors are a great resource even after your results are in. They offer a wealth of knowledge and have the experience to help support you as you take your next steps to progress educationally. Have a discussion with your teachers and advisors to explore your options around resits and retakes to give yourself the best chance in improving your grades. 

What Happens When You Fail Your A Levels?

Disheartening results are not the end of the road. There are still plenty of options after failing your A Levels. 

  1. Consider Resits: As we have already mentioned, in many cases there is an option to retake your A Level exams in order to improve your final results. This is something that can be discussed within your educational setting for advice on how to proceed.
  2. Think About Alternative Qualifications: Nowadays there are endless options when it comes to studying. Whether you prefer inhouse education or online distance learning, there are ample courses to explore that can lead you to your desired career goals. At NEC, we offer a multitude of A Level courses and more that can all be studied with the flexibility to suit you. 

“I have finished my A Level studies with NEC, and I am so glad I chose this college. The tutors were always friendly and their feedback was immensely useful. Whenever I had an enquiry, they were quick to respond and very helpful.” – Humairaa

Ultimately, your A Level results in any case should be considered as a stepping stone in your educational journey. Options to progress are truly endless and you are still able to achieve your academic goals.

At NEC, we are always happy to help so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about your next steps. In the meantime, why not take a look at our free A Levels Guide.

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