GCSE and A-Level Exam Results 2022

What's next?

We'd like to wish all young people receiving their A-Level and GCSE results over the next few weeks good luck and congratulations! No matter what your results are, you should be proud of yourself for all your hard work and for doing your best.

Here in Surrey, we are proud of what every young person achieves, and we want all students to have the best chance of securing a place in higher education, apprenticeships or employment.

For help thinking about options for next steps following A-Levels and BTECs, from courses and apprenticeships to specific help for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities, visit our when your child with SEND leaves school web page and our Family Information Service web page.

If you don't receive the grades you're hoping for

We hope results day will bring positive news, however, if you don't receive the grades you were hoping to, talk to the school, college or training provider you were planning to go to in the first instance. They may still be able to offer you a place on the same or a similar course or offer you an alternative.

Otherwise, talk to other colleges and training establishments about what they can offer you. Check their websites and social media for local colleges and sixth forms in schools, or give them a call. Some will be offering drop-in or online sessions to chat.

If you are unhappy with the grades you've been given, find advice on what to do next in the student guide to exams and formal assessments (GOV.UK) web page. And remember, lots of young people are in the same boat. Schools and colleges understand the difficulties and are working hard to offer the right courses for the right people. There will be a course of study or training to suit you.

If the stress of exam results is affecting your wellbeing

We know that getting your exam results can be stressful for some people, and it's not always easy when the future is uncertain. So, we'd like to remind you that emotional wellbeing and mental health support is available. You can find out more about what help is available on the Mindworks Surrey web page.

Alternatively, the CYP Haven is a safe space for young people to talk about worries and mental health in a confidential, friendly and supportive environment. You can learn more about safe places for young people by visiting the CYP Havens web page.

Apprenticeships and traineeships

It could be a great opportunity to change direction. Think about what interests you and what you enjoy doing, and then check out apprenticeships and traineeships. They could offer a great way into your future career.

If you're not sure what to do, the National Careers Service can help you. You can phone their Exam Results Helpline on 0800 100900.

Support for young people in care or care leavers

If you have been a young person in care, support is at hand from the Surrey Virtual School. If you're unsure about next steps into education, training or work, ask your carer or social worker to contact the Surrey Virtual School on 0208 541 7761.

If you're a parent or carer

If you're a parent or carer, and you're looking for advice and guidance on how to best support your child, Kooth have created a guide to supporting your child through exam results day.

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