With GCSE results day on Thursday 22nd August 2019, students up and down the country are nervously anticipating their results. It can be an anxious time but there are lots of ways to ease the stress and take it all in your stride. Here are some top tips on what to expect and how to cope from Kings Oxford.
What Happens Once you Have Your GCSE Results?
When you get your GCSE results, English language and Maths are key subjects that are likely to be minimum requirements for many schools and colleges so they are possibly the ones to look out for.
Specific subjects may be needed for for progression to certain A-Levels or other courses so check those against the requirements for your course.
If you’ve achieved the grades you need for progression to your Sixth Form or further study; it’s time to celebrate!
Students often find that one or two grades have often slipped below their aspirations. Should this happen to you, focus on the positive grades you have achieved.
What if You Didn’t Get the GCSE Grades You Expected?
If your grades in particular subjects are below expectations the first consideration may be if that affects your opportunities for progression. If it doesn’t then perhaps it’s best to look forward rather than dwelling on the past.
If you feel that you performed better than the grades you received your school may be able to apply for a review. For coursework they may be able to request a review of moderation. For exams, they may be able to to see your scrips or request a review of the marking. Bear in mind that grades could go down as well as up so think carefully before you request this. It’s important to discuss the options first with your subject teachers.
If you haven’t achieved the grades you need and can’t progress as you intended, all is not lost. There are still plenty of other options.
You could retake your subjects or combine them with new ones or perhaps look at different course options or colleges which are better suited to your skills, interests and ambitions. Whatever happens, remember this is not the end, just another step on your journey.
Kings Oxford is a modern independent college for ambitious students looking for a mature yet supportive learning environment and community in which they can express their own identity, explore their interests and achieve their ambitions. The college supports students to become responsible and independent learners, based on a mutual respect between staff and students.
GCSEs at Kings offer highly personalised learning and very small classes to ensure maximum student-teacher interaction. Kings Oxford offer an accelerated one-year GCSE programme with subjects that include Mathmatics, English, Art, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Economics and Information Technology.