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 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.
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:
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
A-level students in Cumbria received their results yesterday, August 15.
The early signs are that there has been a higher number of students receiving A and B grades across the county.
Many of them will go to university but some are already looking at alternatives.
Watch Tim Backshall's report here:
Some students who have not received the exam results they were expecting, may still be able to secure a place at their chosen university- through the 'clearing' process.
Helen Fleming, from the University of Cumbria, explains more:
The Corporate Director for Children's Service at Cumbria County Council, Julia Morrison, says that early indications are looking good for students:
Helen Fleming is the Director of Marketing and Recruitment at the University of Cumbria.
She says that students need to look at all of their options before considering what to do next:
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.