MORE young people are worried about their exam results, new figures have shown.

Thousands of students are nervously waiting for their A-level and GSCE results on Thursday and next Thursday respectively.

And it was revealed by the NSPCC that 1,414 counselling sessions were delivered to children and teenagers apprehensive about their grades in the south west, an increase of more than 50 percent since 2014-2015.

Children’s service practitioner at the NSPCC’s Swindon Service Centre said: “The rise in contacts to Childline about exam stress is not surprising, given how competitive the job market and entry to university can be, and the pressure children feel to do well.

“We know that August can be a stressful time as young people await their GCSE and A-level results, and it is important they have someone to turn to if they are feeling overwhelmed by it all.

“Teenagers shouldn’t feel like they have to cope with their anxieties alone, which is why we encourage talking to a parent, teacher, or contacting Childline."

Anyone seeking for help should call: 0800 1111.