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GCSE Results Day is almost here. It's an anxious time for teenagers waiting to hear how they've got on and their parents too. We offer this advice to help reduce the stress..


Whatever the day brings remember that there are always other options - the key is to act quickly. Use our tips to help you get prepared.  

Before the Day:

  • Keep results day and the following days free
  • Make sure you know the arrangements for getting your results
  • Get contact phone numbers to hand
  • Have a back up plan - find out about all your options after Year 11

On the Day:

  • If you haven’t got the grades you expected be prepared to act quickly
  • Have an offer of a job or apprenticeship? Contact the employer to negotiate your offer as they may still accept you
  • Planning to go to 6th form? Discuss your options with the Head of 6th form as soon as possible
  • Applied to college? Contact them immediately as they may offer you an alternative course
  • If you haven’t achieved a C in Maths or English your school/college may allow you to retake these whilst doing your A levels or start a lower level course
  • Consider other options such as an apprenticeship. Find opportunities at and Milkround
  • Get advice from school staff and your school’s careers adviser on the day or call us on 03300 248 258 to arrange to see an adviser

After the Day:

  • If you’re not sure what to do next consider getting further advice
  • You can get support from our experienced careers advisers at our free drop-in events, book a one-to-one guidance session or take an assessment to help you find a suitable career path. 

Good luck!


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