Worried about your GCSE results?
Year 11 is a stressful time, it can feel like your entire life is taken up by GCSEs. There’s predicted grades, mock exams, revision, the endless post-its, and more revision, revision, revision!
The whole time you have teachers and parents telling you how important it is that you live up to expectations. That these grades will be the key to your future success.
Then there’s actually taking the exams, and that hit-or-miss feeling after, like; I owned this, or, what if I’ve failed?
Not to mention that nail-biting two months, waiting to hear if you’ve got the grades you were aiming for.
If you’re worried about your results and not sure what your options are, I thought you might appreciate a little help and advice…
Firstly, although a good level of education is important for yourself and your future. In time, you’ll find out that not everything is pinned on those golden GCSE results you’re hoping for.
If you want to go to go on to uni and you don’t get the GCSE results you expected, it’s not the end of the world.
It’s the grades you get at College that really matter, check out this little quote from the University of Cambridge:
“Our research shows that post-16 examination performance is a much better predictor of degree success at Cambridge…. Strong performance in Years 12 and 13 can make up for a less stellar performance at GCSE.”
So, there you have it from the best of the best – don’t stress!
So, the big day itself comes, GCSE results day – 25th August 2016, you’re surrounded by friends, you open the envelope… and things aren’t what you were hoping for.
Most likely you’ll be worried about one of two things:
Help! I haven’t passed Maths/English!
- Obviously you’ll be disappointed, but at City College we’ve made a commitment to make sure every student is supported to achieve their GCSE English and maths.
- You can do these at the same time as your course, and we’ll support you all the way.
- City College has the best GCSE English and maths results of any FE College in the country so you know you’re in good hands!
Help! I don’t have the grades I need for my college course!
Lots of colleges will be able to either offer you an alternative course or if they think you can handle it they might let you onto the course you want with a review plan and support in place.
The main thing is to chat to them. They’re there to help and you’ll be surprised at the advice and support you can get if you ask.
Lots of colleges are busy around this time so if you can’t get through on the phone try to email them or get in touch via social media, you’ll probably get a much quicker response.
What really matters is that you focus on what you want for your future and work towards that. Simples.