Help with your exam results

Published: Wednesday, 16th August 2023

We are sending our best wishes to everyone across Medway receiving their exam results over the next few weeks.

Best of luck

Cllr Tracy Coombs, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Education, said: “I want to send my best wishes to all of Medway’s students who are receiving their A-Level results. This is an exciting time, but I know it can be nerve-racking as well, I hope you all get the results that you are hoping for. I would also like to say thanks to school staff, as well as parents and carers, for the support they have provided throughout the year to help Medway’s young people achieve their personal goals.

“Whether you are planning to go into higher education, an apprenticeship or employment, I want to wish you the best of luck for the future. If you aren’t too sure what you want to do next, or didn’t get the results you hoped for, I would encourage you to speak to your school or college in the first instance. We also offer support through our Information, Advice and Guidance team who can offer advice on your options.”

If you’re not sure what to do after your exams, or are disappointed with your results, we recommend you speak to your school in the first instance. However, there’s also lots of other advice and guidance available to support you.

Career guidance

Our Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) service offers advice and support to 16 and 17-year-olds in Medway. This support includes:

  • career advice
  • job search and application help
  • CV and interview skills
  • finding and applying for an apprenticeship
  • applying for college or sixth form
  • finding a training course.

IAG will be running drop-in sessions from 10am to 3pm at the Wrec Room in the Pentagon Shopping Centre, Chatham, on two dates:

  • Thursday, 17 August for A-Level results day
  • Thursday, 24 August for GCSE results day. 

You can also contact the IAG team by Facebook message on both of these days for advice between 10am and 8pm.

The National Careers Service also provides guidance if you’re not sure what to do next. You can call them on 0800 100 900 to speak to a careers adviser, or find out more on the National Careers Service website.

Higher education

If you’re looking to go to university the UCAS website has a variety of information about options available.

There are also higher education options in Medway at:

If you’re unsure university is right for you, Medway Adult Education has a wide range of vocational courses on offer, including digital skills, creative courses and career specific qualifications. 

Medway Adult Education also offers apprenticeships, which were recently rated as Outstanding by Ofsted. 


If you’re interested in doing an apprenticeship you can find out more about how apprenticeships work and how to get started on the GOV.UK website.

You can also take a look at the apprenticeships offered through Medway Adult Education.

We also offer apprenticeships at Medway Council. Find out more information about doing an apprenticeship with us.

Further support

We know that the exam and results period can be stressful. We’d like to remind young people that Kooth is available in Kent and Medway. Kooth offers online counselling support as well as advice, guidance and resources to help young people with their emotional wellbeing and mental health. Kooth is free, safe and anonymous.

Our A Better Medway service also has wellbeing and mental health tips and advice.

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