A-level results day 2020 | News and events

A-level results day 2020 | News and events

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A-level results day 2020

Every year, on the second Thursday of August, A Level students get their results. This year however, things are different due to the coronavirus pandemic. Sixth formers and college students who would normally have taken their A Level exams in May and June have had their results worked out by a new system.

As students weigh up their options, NHS England are encouraging those entering the clearing system to apply for nursing degrees.

Nurses are pivotal to the health care response to infectious disease pandemics and epidemics and this year nurses pulled out all the stops to treat over 100,000 COVID-19 patients alongside everyone else who needed care.

The NHS is one of the largest employers in the world, and is the biggest in Europe, with over 1.3 million staff caring for around one million patients every day. 

Ruth May, chief nursing officer for England, said: “The last six months has seen nurses and midwives play a leading role in the fight against coronavirus, cementing the high esteem they are held in by the nation, so it’s no surprise that interest in nursing degrees is already high.

“Uncertain times lay ahead, but one thing we can be sure of is that the country and the NHS will always need nurses, and that nursing will always offer a rewarding and varied career – making it a strong choice for any young people considering their options tomorrow.

“Even if a COVID-19 vaccine is found the NHS will still need all the staff it can get to help deliver on our Long Term Plan to save more lives and improve the country’s health."

Find out  more  about NHS careers on the Health Careers website

Student Mental Health

Receiving results is an important milestone in a student’s life. This summer’s results days are a bit different because of the effects of coronavirus.

Each of us responds differently to important life events, like receiving results. If you’re feeling anxious or stressed, there is lots of help available to you.

Other Resources:

Health Careers website

Health Careers booklet

NHS Jobs website

Government Apprenticeships website

NHS Work experience

Save the student: results day guide