A-level students who sat their exams this summer have been receiving their results this morning (Thursday 17 August).

Young people in Reading will also be receiving their AS-level, T-level, BTEC and other Level 3 results and planning their next steps.

The team of advisors at Elevate careers service are on hand to offer guidance and advice to young people who need support after receiving their results this morning, including a drop-in session between 12noon-4pm today.

Brian Grady, Director of Education at Brighter Futures for Children, said: “Congratulations to all young people in Reading receiving their results today for what they have achieved.

“I am proud of Reading young people for the results they have achieved. It should not be forgotten that these young people experienced three years of disruption to their education due to the COVID pandemic and have demonstrated great resilience and determination.

“For those young people who did not receive the results they hoped for, I would urge you not to worry and be assured that there are many options open to you. Our expert advisors at Elevate careers service are there to help you and I would encourage you to make contact.

“I would also like to thank all teaching and support staff in Reading who have worked so hard to support their students through challenging times.”

Cllr Ruth McEwan, Reading’s Lead Councillor for Education and Public Health, said: “Well done to all young people in Reading receiving their exam results today. You should be very proud of the way you have persevered through lockdowns, remote teaching, social distancing and all the other challenges you have had to face in unprecedented times.

“I wish you all the best with your next steps, whether that be university, training or employment.

“If you were disappointed with your results, I would urge you to contact our friendly team at Elevate careers service who can guide you through all the different options available to you.”

There are a variety of ways of getting in touch with advisors at Elevate:

The following websites offer advice for young people and parents/carers about coping with stress and anxiety around the exam results period: