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Results day advice

Results day adviceWith results day tomorrow, English teacher Nic Worgan offers up some advice for those collecting their results

So, the day has finally come. All that work boils down to the envelope in your hand and the letters next to your subjects. Once the envelope is open, there are a few things that can happen. First and foremost, you must try not to panic. I know it is easier said than done but a panic at this stage really won’t help!

If your results are not as you expected there may still be some options available to you. If your GCSE is made up of units, you may be able to re-sit individual units, which could go a long way to getting you a grade you are more satisfied with. However, it is worth remembering that revising for these units will take time, so you must factor that time into your future plans. You may also have the option to re-sit the whole exam, most schools and colleges will offer a one year re-sit course for some subjects, so make sure you speak to someone in your school or college about this. If your grade is very different from the one you or your teachers expected it is possible to have your paper re-marked. The sooner this is organised the better, so again make sure you speak to your teachers about this as soon as possible. If you are disappointed with your grades, remember that it isn’t the end of the world, there are always solutions and, if you are determined to improve your grades and are willing to put in the work to do so, you will.

If you are pleased with your results, well done you! Now is the time to plan your next move. If you are going on to do AS levels, you should have at least a grade B in your chosen subjects. Even if this isn’t the policy of the school or college you are going to, you must be realistic about the standard of work that will be expected of you.

Good luck and don’t forget to let us know if GCSEPod helped you with your GCSE exams or coursework! Watch out for some more advice later in the week…

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