General Article A-level results: what to do if your grades aren't enough

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A-level results day always seems to be filled with news reports and articles on happy students in their school hall beaming away with their straight A results transcripts, right? Or doing one of those ‘jump for joy’ poses in the air? And that rather irritating comment that exams are getting easier tends to crop up too. Have they tried A-level maths recently?!

18-year-olds across the country have spent weeks worrying about their future destinations. There’s a lot of pressure riding on that one piece of paper! So when the day finally arrives and you are one of those jolly souls to have bagged the right grades for what you want to do next and where you want to go, that’s definitely a licence to party!


But what about the rest of us?

A-level results aren’t always the most pleasant of experiences for everyone. There are still plenty of people out there who don’t quite manage to get the grades they need for their plans. And if you’re one of them, it can feel worse than that envelope ...

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