Lincolnshire County Council has delivered a timely message to A-level students - don’t panic.
Thousands of students will receive their results today, including pupils at schools in Market Rasen and Caistor.
The County Council admits results day can be a nerve-racking experience for students but says: “Don’t panic, there’s plenty of advice and help out there.”
A Council spokesman said: “Many students will of course be looking forward to the university or college of their choice when they get their results but others may need to change their plans.
“Lincolnshire County Council’s website for young people has a lot of information to help you through this process and it can be found at: www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/teeninfolincs.”
The council advises anyone whose results are not as good as they hope for should first contact their chosen university to see if they will still accept candidates on the course they have been offered.
The spokesman added: “If they are unable to offer you a place and you still want to go to university then you will need to use Clearing.
“Your first contact should be UCAS at: https://www.ucas.com/ where you will find all the information you need to help you through this process.
“Don’t forget that as well as University, you can also consider Apprenticeships and Traineeships.
“ Information on these can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship.”
There is also a wealth of information available from the National Careers Service.