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Advice for leavers collecting their results this summer

Published: 25 August 2022
Filed under: Schools and colleges

If you are unhappy with the grades you've been given, find advice on what to do next on the student guide to exams and formal assessments (GOV.UK).

If the stress of exam results is affecting your health

You can get help by registering anonymously with Kooth, giving you access to online support and counselling whenever you need it.  Professional counsellors are available for one to one chat sessions from 6pm to 10pm on weekdays, and from 12am until 10pm on weekends. 

National Careers Service

Speak to the National Careers Service helpline for information and advice about careers, further education, employment, and exam results.

Call 0800 100 900 to speak to an adviser or chat online.

Lines are available from:

  • Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
  • Saturday, 10am to 5pm

Calls are free from most landlines and mobiles.

START careers platform

START careers platform in the borough will help leavers navigate a journey through education and into the world of work. Leavers can

  • search and apply for local post 16 college and sixth form providers
  • Search and apply for all advertised apprenticeship and job vacancies in Waltham Forest as well as across London
  • Go through to UCAS website to search for higher education courses
  • Build a portfolio of employability evidence, keep key information in one place
  • Use this evidence to write a personal profile and a CV.

College admissions

London wide

Use London's tool to find out if there are college places available after results days in August.

Outside London

Applying for college and sixth form courses out of London by searching for courses on national careers

Post 16 choices

However, you did in your results, there are lots of choices to be made. When you’re ready, look at our post 16 webpage and see which ones could work for you.

Support for young people in care or care leavers

The Virtual School supports young people in care and care leavers to access suitable education, training and employment up to the age of 25.
Email:  or call 020 8496 1741

Support for young people with an Education, Health and Care plan

Our SEND service works with children and young people who have an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan. Your SEND Officer will help you with making decisions about what you want to do in the future including education and work.
Email:  or call 0208 496 6503/ 0208 496 6595