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How should you prepare for GCSE RESULTS DAY? 

Unfortunately the coronavirus pandemic disrupted your study and exams, however you will still receive your GCSE results on 20 August. Your GCSE qualifications will be graded using calculated results since most exams and assessments have been cancelled. You may be feeling anxious about what to expect, which is totally normal. Don’t panic, we are here to help! What can you expect from GCSE results day? Plus, what if things don’t quite go to plan?

  1. Before Results Day 

Be open with friends and family about your results and any worries you may have; they are there to help you. Make sure you know how you will receive your results on the day and what time so you can plan ahead, maybe make sure a family member is with you when you receive them, also make sure you are aware of how best to contact your school to discuss the results. Have a read through the below links on how your grades will be calculated this year:

Process for awarding GCSEs 

Awarding qualifications in Summer 2020

  1. On Results Day

Go for a walk or do a fun activity in the morning so you aren’t waiting around for the results to come out. Have your phone on you, you may want to contact friends and family to share the new.

  1. Confirming your next steps

You’ve received your results and need to think about what you are going to do next. Have the numbers ready beforehand to speak to your chosen college or sixth form as soon as possible to confirm your place if you have already applied.

  1. Knowing your options

If you are unsure of what your next step is after GCSEs, you have a number of options available, there will be a course or training programme that is right for you. It may be worth exploring Apprenticeships – a great way to get paid whilst learning on the job. Check out more on apprenticeships at South Thames College here.

You can also start a college course at a variety of levels depending on your GCSE results and work up. Check out our course levels explained page to see what would be a suitable entry level for you.

If you are interested in a course at South Thames College see more info on our virtual information point, you can book a slot and the team will happily give you impartial advice on your next steps!