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OPINION: Don't get stressed if exam results aren't as expected

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As students get ready to receive their A-level and GCSE results, Emma Motherwell from the NSPCC says there really is no reason to panic, whatever the grades

“My mental health plummeted since A-levels started last year.

"I really struggled through the lockdowns and I’ve been really struggling with school.

"I am in my last year of sixth form and am not motivated. I can’t even get myself to revise for exams without crying. I just feel so lost right now,

"I wish there was something that could be done to make this easier for me. I feel bad saying that I want them to mark my coursework less strictly or something along those lines but I wish that they’d consider how unwell I’ve been mentally and how that has affected my performance.”

These are the words of a 17-year-old girl who recently contacted Childline and at the NSPCC we know that this echoes the thoughts of many young people who have spoken to our counsellors over the last few months.


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