How to survive A-level results day


School term-time has looked pretty strange this year, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the nation going into lockdown. If you’re one of the many students awaiting your A-level results on Thursday, odds are you’re probably feeling pretty nervous round about now!

Wherever you are in the world and however you’ve been choosing to spend your summer so far, we’ve put together a quick survival kit for young people awaiting exam results this week:

Keep yourself distracted

The night before results day is bound to feel a little tense, so take your mind off things by doing something you enjoy. Chat to some friends, cook your favourite meal, or binge on your latest Netflix obsession!

Get a good night’s sleep

Try to stick to your usual bedtime routine as this can help to soothe nerves. Try taking a hot drink to bed or having a bath beforehand to help you relax and, as temping as it may be, don’t glue yourself to TikTok until the early hours!

Start the day right

It might seem obvious to say but it’s really important to start the day off with a good breakfast. Making important decisions about your future is near enough impossible on an empty stomach so keep fuelled for the day ahead.

Get familiar with UCAS Track

You can keep up to date with your results using UCAS Track so it’s worth familiarising yourself with how it works before the day. If you get the results you needed – congratulations! If you didn’t, don’t panic – that’s what Clearing is for.

Contact Youth Fed for support

Here at Youth Fed, we know just how stressful this time of year can be, and many of us here have been through it all before and remember it well! If you’d like to speak to someone one-on-one for support and advice, get in touch with us at

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