Save the number: 0808 100 8000.
What is the Exam Results Helpline?
Every year thousands of students (and parents/carers) call the Exam Results Helpline once they get their exam results. It’s a major resource for advice and support on what to do next. This year the Exam Results Helpline is gearing up to help more people than ever before.
Results Day can be full of surprises. Sometimes you’ll do better than expecteed. Sometimes you won’t get your predicted grades and may be left feeling like you odn’t know what to do next. That’s where the Exam Results Helpline comes in. It’s a fantastic support if you need quick, trustworthy advice on results day.
The helpline opens in Scotland on 6th August in time for the Scottish Higher results and is hosted by Skills Development Scotland before the lines are transferred down to Cheltenham on 15th August for the A level results.
Exam results helpline – opening hours
Exam results helpline delivered by Skills Development Scotland: 0808 100 8000
6 – 7 August
08:00 – 20:00
12 –14 August
09:00 – 17:00
Exam results helpline delivered by National Careers Service for rest of UK: 0800 100 900
15 – 29 August
08:00 – 22:00
Scotland Exam Results Helpline opens 6th August
The number to call in Scotland: 0808 100 8000
You can phone this number when Higher, Advanced Higher, National and Scottish Baccalaureate results are announced.
The Scotland helpline closes North of the Border on 14th August.
UK Exam Results Helpline opens 15th August
The number to call in the UK: 0800 100 900
If you live anywhere in the UK other than Scotland, you can phone the Exam Results Helpline on 16th August, the day when A-level results are issued.
The UK helpline closes on 29th August, just after GCSE results day.
Who will be giving you advice when you phone the Exam Results Helpline?
You’ll be in good hands. You’ll get advice directly from a large crackteam of very experienced careers advisers, who will be prepared to answer thousands of calls from students and parents once the helpline is open.
The careers advisers will also be independent and impartial, meaning that they have no business agenda to push you in any one direction. They are just experienced professionals who can give you personal advice that matches what you need.
There’s no such thing as a ‘silly’ question.
You can ask these careers advisers whatever you like about your results. There’s no such thing as a question that’s too small or unimportant. It’s your life, so it IS important.
Yes, you can get undergraduate help for things like Clearing, Adjustment and other UCAS processes if you’ve just had the results for your A-levels or Highers.
You can also get advice on:
- Qualifications and subject choices
- Apprenticeships and vocational qualifications like NVQs and SVQs
- Getting a job
- Gap years and moving away from home
- College courses
- BTECs and other applied learning courses
- Careers and starting your own business
- … and anything else you might need help with after exams!
Save the number and give the Exam Results Helpline a call on or after results day. Grab the opportunity to get yourself some lovely free help.
Where can you get advice once the Exam Results Helpline is closed?
You won’t be left hanging. You can still get follow-up advice if you need it after 29th August from The National Careers Service.
And remember – whatever happens, you have lots of options.