Preparing for GCSE results day can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. Here are some tips to help you get ready for the big day:
Stay Calm: It’s normal to feel anxious, but try to stay calm and positive. Remember that there are always options and opportunities available, regardless of exam results.
Get Enough Sleep: On the night before results day, try to get a good night’s sleep. Being well-rested will help you manage your emotions better.
Plan Your Day: Results are available from the Alston Centre between 09:00 and 09:30 on Thursday 24th August 2023. For those who have informed us in advance that they are not available to collect results in person, pupils will receive an email with their results. The results will then be published on ‘My School Portal’ at 14:00.
Have a Support System: Share your feelings with friends, family, and teachers. Having a support system can help you cope with the emotions of results day.
Be Prepared for All Outcomes: While you may hope for the best, be prepared for different outcomes. Have a plan in place for what to do if your results are not as expected.
Don’t compare: Try not to use social media to compare yourself and think before you post anything yourself. If things go well, be proud and celebrate but be mindful that some of your friends might not be so happy. If your results are not what you’d hoped for, don’t despair and don’t delay, seek advice on results day from your teachers, they are there to help.
Celebrate Achievements: Regardless of the results, acknowledge and celebrate your hard work and efforts during the GCSE period.
Seek Advice: If you’re unsure about your next steps, seek advice from teachers, career advisors, and family members. They can help you explore your options and decide on the best path forward.
Consider Post-Result Services: If you believe there has been an error in your results, there may be post-result services available for re-marking or reviewing your scripts. Speak to the School about the available options and deadlines.
Remember, GCSE results are one step in your educational journey. There are numerous paths to success and, whatever the outcome, there will be opportunities to achieve your goals. Good luck!