Of course, there are cheaper ways to reward the hard work of students on A-Level results day – here are some options!

Incentives offered by parents range from money from £5 up to a staggering £17,000 as well as holidays, cars and laptops, according to a survey commissioned by Leeds Beckett University.

On average, the research found that A* to B grades are most likely to be rewarded with £100 per A grade and £50 for each B/C the national average.

Girls are being offered an average of £132 more than boys this year, a reversal from last year.

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But the number of students being offered incentives has halved since last year, with 32% of males and 30% of females incentivised this year compared to 66% of males and 58% of females in 2014.

Money is the most popular incentive this year, according to the survey, at 21.4% followed by a meal at 5.8%, a laptop at 5.4% and then 5% plumping for a holiday and 4% opting for a car as a form of encouragement.

There was a word of warning from Professor Paul Smith, Deputy Vice Chancellor at Leeds Beckett University, who said: “It is important that incentives don’t detract from developing a real interest in the subject.

“Sadly, the evidence is that incentives often have the exact opposite effect and can undermine the intrinsic reason for wanting to study hard in the first place.”

But you don’t have to splash the cash though if you want to reward your children for their A-Level results, with plenty of great treats available at 7dayshop.com.

Just head to the super student deals section and find hundreds of bargains – ideal for starting university.

4 rewards for A-Level results

portable hard drivePortable hard drive

One idea is a portable hard drive for students to back up their course work, music, videos and other important data?

How about a 1TB mobile hard drive that is ultra-is small a bit like the price – you can save £35 on it!

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R7 headphonesPremium high-fidelity Bluetooth headphones

These stylish headphones offer unbelievable sound quality with deep bass, refined middle and crisp treble. Thanks to Bluetooth, you can listen to music wirelessly and it with the latest mobile phones.

There’s a big saving on these, right night – just click here or on the photo of the headphones.


Laptop bag

A laptop bag is surely a must for university or college, but get one with enough room for paper, pens and other items that students carry with them.

There’s a great range of bags and backpacks at 7dayshop now.

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phoneA new (spare) mobile phone

Okay, so students heading to university will hopefully want to keep in touch with home as will their mums and dads.

But worried about buying a super-expensive mobile phone that could be lost in Fresher’s Week, then how about a smartphone starting from under £50? Check out what’s on offer by clicking here or on the photo of the phone.

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