Student Support: Post-Results GCSE

Student Support: Post-Results GCSE

If you’ve picked up your GCSE results and are disappointed by the outcome, read on to find out more about the options and next steps available to you from here


Don’t panic

It may feel like the worst thing in the world right now, but that feeling will subside soon. Take some quiet time to calm your thoughts and regulate your breathing in order to clear your mind; making decisions will be much easier to do if you get yourself to a level-headed state.


Resitting is the most obvious option for those who didn’t get the grades they expected but don’t want to change their upcoming plans too much. This isn’t a decision to be taken lightly though, consider the grades you want to improve and whether resitting is really a necessity for your next steps (i.e. think about whether your planned next step really requires you to get a better grade in the subjects you’re considering resitting).


If you think it’s necessary, you may want to look into our range of official post-results services which include having a review of marking or a clerical re-check of your exam scripts. Please bear in mind that any requests for post-results services must be submitted through the Exams Officer at your school.


If your chosen sixth form or college won’t accept the grades you received but you don’t want to re-sit the year again, then you could consider looking at other sixth forms or colleges in your area that may accept your grades. You could have the option to study there while resitting the GCSEs that you feel could be improved.


If you need further guidance on the options that may be open to you at this stage, then speak to your teachers and parents/guardians who will be able to offer support and refer you to the relevant agencies that will be able to provide you with more detailed information!