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5 tips to help you prepare for your child's gcse results day

Summer is coming to an end and your child’s GCSE results day is looming, they are feeling nervous and you may be worried about what to do if the results don’t turn out how they wanted, the right parent support can make all the difference so follow our top tips

1. Plan the Day 

Talk to them about what time / what the plan is for the results day ahead of time, it may be worth getting to the school early, this can help combat last minute stresses, and maybe plan something fun for the evening.

2. Utilise the support available

Teachers will be there and on hand to help you with working out any grades and what to do next, they will be able to advice on local sixth form or colleges for further education.

3. Make yourself familiar with the grading

The grades have changed to numbers and it is hard to keep up! See below how these equate to the old letter gradings:


 4. Preparing for next steps 

If on the day your child doesn't get the grades they are hoping for, don't threat, there is plenty of help at hand, make sure you have the numbers of the sixth form or college your child has applied to - they can call them to see if they can still attend.

5. Knowing your child's options

If your child doesn't get onto their chosen course, there will be other options available. It may be worth looking into Apprenticeships. Some colleges may have information point days which your child can attend and enrol onto a full time course.  

Enrolment and Information Point 2019