A Level results day is 16th August
GCSE results day is 23rd August
The time of year for exam results, stress and getting into university courses and sixth forms is upon us, but whatever happens there are always plenty of options and we can offer support and guidance into the next stage of your life. We have expert teachers and career advisers on hand during results day and in the following weeks, they can help devise a strategy for getting you towards a successful outcome.
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Your results are yours to do with what you will! That could include heading for the nearest shredder, or stuffing them down the back of the sofa – but we recommend getting the stress over with and opening them as soon as you can.
Whether it’s GCSEs or A-levels, our most important piece of advice is don’t panic!
The first thing to do is to talk to your sixth form, university or us. They’ll be able to tell you whether the requirements were hard and fast, or whether they can let you in even though you didn’t quite meet your offer. If you’re planning to go to university, make sure you know how to apply for another place through UCAS Clearing.
If you really needed those grades and you’re determined to stick with your plans, you can always resit. You don’t have to redo the whole lot, you’ll just study for the exams where things didn’t go so well and sit them again so you can meet the requirement for your A-levels or university place.
Whatever the reason, here at Crescent Tuition, we have your back!