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Thousands of students across Kent have opened their A-Level results today. Nationally the number of A grades is down for the first time in 20 years but most students we spoke to were smiling!
Listen to students opening their results live for Heart and the thoughts of Steven Moore - Faculty Head for Sciences and Humanities at Canterbury College.
We've had this advice from Medway Council
Thousands of students have today (Thursday, 16 August) received A level results while many more will be ripping open envelopes next week to see how their GCSE exams went.
Nearly 5,000 Medway students sat their GCSE and A level exams at the start of the summer. For many students, their results could lead to a place at university, college, training or employment. For pupils whose results may not be as good as hoped, the message is don't panic and take time to assess the situation before doing anything hasty.
Equally, if results are better than expected, students may want to rethink their options.
Help and advice is available from tutors and Medway Connexions at Medway Youth Trust (MYT).
As a new extended service this year MYT will open their offices in New Road, Chatham, on Saturday, 18 August and Saturday, 25 August from 10 am to 1 pm.
This is in addition to the service provided by their office at 24 High St Gillingham. This is open from 10 am to 2pm every Saturday.
Parents and students can phone the results freephone helpline on 0800 046 7603 from Thursday, 16 August to 10 September, or visit www.medwayyouthtrust.org.
Medway Youth Trust's Connexions Personal Advisors can also be contacted on 01634 334 343. They can also text: Medway to 88020 and an adviser will call you back.
Students are urged to contact admissions teams at colleges and universities if their results do not meet the conditional offer grades to discuss whether they can be accepted on to the course or be offered an alternative.