The results for this year’s GCSE students are finally in after what has been 18 months of serious turmoil, with exams cancelled because of the pandemic and schools and learning centres awarding grades to pupils instead of exam boards.
Across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, top grades of 7/As and above climbed to 28.9 per cent, up from the 26.2 per cent seen in 2021, while grades 4/Cs and above rose from 76.3 per cent to 77.1 per cent, with mock exams, homework and coursework used for grading.
While this is certainly great news, especially considering how difficult the last year or so has been, if you’re not among those who got the grades they wanted or needed, it’s important to know what to do and where to go from here.
If you were planning on going to sixth form or college but narrowly missed out on the required grades, get in touch with the education provider as they may still offer you a place. You may also want to consider sitting your exam in the autumn series or in summer next year, if you don’t think your teacher assessed grade reflects your performance accurately.
You can also retake your GCSEs at a local college or school, with resitting compulsory if you haven’t achieved a pass for mathematics and English. Bear in mind that the majority of schools and colleges will permit you to study your GCSEs for resits while doing your A Levels, so don’t worry overly if you do have to retake mathematics or English.
If you need further help in either of these subjects, it could be worth considering looking for external help from a tutor. We provide home schooling in Essex for all the core subjects, so if you do need some assistance, get in touch with us today.