Exam results days in 2016:
- Scottish Higher exam results - Tuesday 9 August
- A-level results - Thursday 18 August
- GCSE results - Thursday 25 August.
See the UCAS website for more key dates.
Didn’t get the exam results you needed? First of all, try not to panic. Even if you haven’t got the results you expected, you’ve still got lots of options. And you can get help with any decisions you have to make. You could:
If you’re disappointed with your exam results, you might find it hard to tell your parents or carers. But talking to them can really help.
They should try to support you. And help you to make the decisions you need to make. It can take a while for parents to understand how you feel. For some parents, it can feel as if it’s something that’s happened to them and not just to you.
But don’t be put off having a conversation about what’s happened because you think you'll make someone angry or upset. Because it’s also good to have this conversation so that they know what you’re dealing with.
You can also get advice and support from other young people on the message boards.
Getting your exam results can feel like the most important thing in the world. And it can be hard to get yourself back on track if the results weren’t what you expected. But there are ways to build your confidence.