A Level and GCSE results day

2023 results day dates

A Level and T Levels: Thursday 17 August 2023

GCSE: Thursday 24 August 2023

Didn’t get the exam results you expected?

Don’t panic! Support and advice is available if you need it.

Tips for results day

  • Don’t panic. There are lots of options available to you and there is still time to sort something out
  • Explore your options – our progression choices page outlines all of your options for leaving school or college, from apprenticeships to college and T-levels to internships
  • Speak to your careers adviser. You can also speak to a National Careers Service careers adviser by calling 0800 100 900
  • Reward yourself – even if your results aren’t what you expected, you should still be proud of all your hard work

Drop in to one of our Work Clubs

You can visit one of our Work Clubs and speak to one of our friendly Employment Officers. We can also help you with writing a CV, exploring alternative options and preparing for employment.

  • Bitterne Library – every Monday 10am-12pm (except 28 August)
  • Central Library – every Thursday 3pm-5pm

Monday Drop Ins at the Young People’s Hub

The City Ambitions Team will be on hand for drop in-afternoons, every Monday between 2pm and 4pm to support young people into EET (Education, Employment and Training). You will also have the opportunity to use Bodyswaps, our Virtual Reality Employability Skills tool, and get support to update your Global Bridge Profile, a digital record of achievements/CVs.

When: Every Monday, 2pm-4pm

Where: Young People’s Hub, Lower Ground Floor, Civic Centre, SO14 7LY (What3Words ///hook.joins.assist)

Visit our online Young Adults Employment Hub

If you’ve not got the results you were hoping for, you can finding information, resources and advice on our online Young Adults Employment Hub.

Exam results helpline

Every year the National Careers Service provides support for students, parents and families after results day. Whether you did better than expected, or didn’t get the grades you were predicted, a qualified careers adviser is on hand to give you advice around your next steps.

Telephone: 0800 100 900

Explore your options

  • Apprenticeships – work based learning, a chance to earn while you learn
  • Traineeships – develop your skills and gain valuable work experience
  • Supported Internships – work-based study programmes for 16-24 year old with an Education, Health and Care plan
  • T-Levels – a mix of classroom and on the job learning
  • A-Levels – study several subjects at a college or sixth-form
  • Higher Education – get a university degree in a specific career area
  • Employment – get help from the Employment Support Team to find your first job, if you’re under 18, your job needs to have some form of training included

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