Results wait almost over for local pupils

Exam results
Exam results

The days of waiting for the postman to deliver exam results are almost over as many more pupils opt to receive the details by text and email.

But which ever method Fife pupils have chosen this year, results day is almost here.

The waiting will be over on Tuesday, August 6.

However the advice for teenagers is not to panic whatever their results are as there are many options open to them and there are people who can help waiting for their call.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is opening its exam results helpline - 0808 100 8000 - from 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. on August 6 and 7, and from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. on weekdays and 10.00 a.m to 6.00 p.m. on weekends until August 14.

Advisers will be on hand to give access to information on UCAS course vacancies at colleges and universities across the UK, confirmation and claring, advice about employment, training opportunities and exam re-sits.

David Cameron, SDS’s head of careers management skills, said: “Young people may have done better than anticipated or not as well as expected, but the main thing is that they and their parents shouldn’t panic.

“There will always be options to consider. The first step is to call the helpline and discuss what the best options might be. The helpline is there to assist in finding the best next step for them on their career journey and we have a very wide range of services to do exactly that.”

Advisers will be on hand for a number of Twitter Q&As @mywowscotland.