Navigating Results Day

15 Aug 2023

Results Day Anxiety: Let’s Embrace the Journey!

Results day can lead to a mix of anticipation, excitement and naturally, a touch of anxiety. Here at the Growth Company, we want you to know you're not alone. Results day anxiety is a common experience, but it doesn't have to overshadow your journey and that’s why we’ve put together some top tips to help you get through it regardless of the outcome.


  • Perspective

Results are a snapshot, not the whole picture. They don't define your potential, passion, or the incredible qualities that make you who you are. Your worth isn't solely determined by the outcome of results day. Reflect on the hard work you've put in, the lessons you've learned, and the growth you've experienced along the way.

  • Embrace Your Feelings

It's okay to feel nervous, remember that your feelings are valid. Acknowledging your anxiety is the first step in managing it.

  • Set Realistic Expectations

Success comes in many forms, not just exam results. Be kind to yourself and appreciate your unique journey. Reflect on just how far you’ve come.


  • Be Mindful

Practice mindfulness techniques to help you stay present, and remember that exam results can’t define your future. Breathe deeply and remind yourself of everything you’ve already overcome.

  • Reach Out and Seek Guidance

Share your feelings with friends, family, or a tutor. Sometimes, talking about your worries can provide a fresh perspective and help ease your anxiety. If you’re unsure about your next steps, you can always take a look at our website as we may have an opportunity that is perfect for you.

If your results aren’t what you anticipated, don't worry, we may be able to help – call and speak to a member of our team on 0161 2332656. Alternatively, you can seek advice from a careers advisor or check out the Official Career Advice Government Website for more information.

  • Plan for All Outcomes

Have a plan in mind for whatever results you receive. It's always good to have options and to know that there's a path forward, regardless of the outcome.


  • Remember, You've Got This

You've faced challenges before and overcome them. You’ve got the strength to handle whatever comes your way and we are also here to support you!

  • Celebrate your Journey!

Regardless of the results, acknowledge the effort you've invested. Go on, treat yourself to a little celebration for your dedication and hard work.

  • Learn and Grow

Whether the results are what you expected or not, there's always room to learn and grow. Use the experience to build resilience and learn something new.

Results day is a moment, not the entirety of your story. Embrace the journey—the late-night study sessions, the banter with classmates, and the moments of self-discovery. You are more than a result. As you navigate results day and the days beyond, remember that your potential is limitless, and your journey is worth celebrating.

Visit our website to learn how our Apprenticeship and Higher Education opportunities can help you with your next steps!