Pupils who have received their exam results are being offered support.

NSPCC Scotland is asking youngsters who are worried about this week’s exam results to get in touch.

Counsellors at children’s charity’s Childline service are poised to help Scottish pupils who have received their grades from the National and Higher exams which they sat in June.

Last year, 2016-17, saw a rise in counselling sessions carried out by confidential support service Childline with young people worried about exams.

More than 3,100 counselling sessions were held with UK children relating to exam stress and impending results, including 150 from Scotland. This represented a rise from the 106 sessions held in Scotland the previous year, with young girls over five times more likely than Scottish boys to reach out for help.

NSPCC Scotland’s policy and public affairs manager Joanna Barrett has encouraged any pupil worried about what the future may hold after today’s results to get in touch for free, confidential support and advice.



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