It can be a nerve-wracking day, but to help ease those nerves, we’ve put together a helpful guide about what to expect in the lead up to and on the day of GCSE Results Day.
It is completely fine - and normal - to feel nervous on GCSE results day. Take it from us, everyone feels nervous. However, it is also a really exciting day. Results day signals the end of school and the start of a new chapter.
Your school will provide you with your results, so find out how you can collect them and where you may need to go. You’ll then be able to collect your results from the exam officer. You have your results in your hands, take a deep breath, and open them!
Once you’ve opened the envelope and had time to process what’s written on the piece of paper, you will find yourself in one of three positions:
If everything goes according to plan, you will open your results and you will see exactly what you predicted. That means you can come along to your enrolment appointment and enrol onto your course!
First of all, don’t panic. It is never as bad as you think it is. Just because you didn’t do as well as you had hoped, doesn’t mean you can’t get into college. Have a chat with your tutors and see what they recommend. They may suggest getting a remark or retaking the exam - both of these could help boost your grade, but equally, it could lower them too.
The best thing to do is get in touch with us. We can chat with you about your grades and talk through all your options. If we can’t offer you a place on the course you applied for then we’ll do everything we can to find you a place on an alternative one. We’re experts at matching students with the right course, so we will still be able to help you study something that you will enjoy.
Perhaps you completely smashed your exams and you did better than you predicted. Congratulations! You can either stick with the course you were planning to do, or there may be a chance that you can join a higher level course.
Depending on how you feel once you’ve opened your results, you may find yourself with a complete change of heart about the course you want to study. You may have applied to another college and now you’d really like to study with us. That is absolutely fine!
The most important thing is that you’re comfortable with the choices you’ve made. You’ll be studying these subjects for the next two years which will help you to work towards a career that you’re going to love.
Get in touch as soon as possible to discuss changing courses or for help on how to apply.
College enrolment opens! Just a few hours after the dust settles on results morning, college enrolment opens which means you’ll be able to come and officially join your course and then sit back and relax and enjoy the last week of the summer holidays.
Hopefully, you will have already received a message from us telling you when your enrolment appointment is, what you need to bring with you, and where you need to go. But if you haven’t, give us a call and we’ll let you know the details of your appointment.
If you are worried about your grades, have any questions about enrolment, or the course you have applied for, please feel free to get in touch with us. Our admissions team are experts in talking to students about their exams and their grades. They’ll be able to give you independent advice and guidance about studying at college, even if you haven’t applied to study with us.
Have a great summer holiday - see you in September!
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