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Students at Trinity School in Carlisle collect A Level results

It's been a big day for thousands of students across Cumbria, as they collected their A level results. Our reporter, Hannah McNulty, visited Trinity School in Carlisle to see how the students got on:

Thousands of students receive A Level results in Cumbria

The Exam Results Helpline is now open Credit: PA

Thousands of students across Cumbria will receive their A Level results this morning. Last year Cumbria saw an increase in the number of students acheiving higher grades despite a national fall.

This year students are being urged not to panic if they don't get the results they were expecting - the Exam Results Helpline is open. Anyone in need of support and guidance on what to do next should call the helpline number on 0808 100 8000.

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Royal mail will deliver thousands of exam results to pupils in Scotland this morning

Around 136,500 certificates will be posted Credit: PA

Royal Mail is delivering thousands of exam results on behalf of the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) today, Tuesday 8 August.

Around 136,500 certificates will be dropping through the letterboxes of pupils all across Scotland. Over 2,500 will be delivered to pupils in the TD postcode area.

Royal Mail say this is a massive day for pupils awaing results:

All of our postmen and women, many of whom have children themselves, understand just how important this day is for families. Our people pull out all the stops to ensure the results are delivered as quickly and efficiently as possible. We have worked successfully with the SQA on exam result delivery for many years now and we are delighted to be playing our part in this special day once again.”

– Derek Keir, Head of Special Events Planning, Royal Mail

Advice for A Level results day

As students in Cumbria find out their A Level results, we've put together a list of useful websites offering advice and support:

  • UCAS offers advice on their website - you can find out how to prepare for results day, and what to do if you don't get the results you want
  • The Student Room website also offers general guidance to students
  • If you're interested in apprenticeships, the National Careers Service website could help
  • Students from the University of Cumbria who went through Clearing have produced a video to help others. You can contact the University's clearing advice line, on: 08081787373

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Support around the clock on A-level results day

Website 'The Student Room' is offering a 24 hour service today to provide support for people getting their A-level results.

The website has a dedicated hub that will be manned in real-time so you can ask questions and get answers quickly.

It is not all doom and gloom though, as the website also offers guides for heading to university and what you can expect from the experience.

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