GCSE Results Day

With AS, A2 and A Level results behind us it’s now time to congratulate (and help out) those of you who’ve just got GCSE results.

Hopefully they are everything you hoped for and you are now ready to move onto college to do AS, A2 and A Level courses or another type of further education course.  Or maybe you’ve decided GCSEs will be the end of your time in education and you’ll be looking for work.

Last year we blogged about what to do on results day, with helpful hints on what to do if your results what weren’t you expected. This year we asked our tutors to come up with some hints and tips on next steps after GCSEs.

–          Don’t worry if you have no idea what you want to do after your GCSEs. This is really common and there is no rule that says you have to decide what you want to do for the rest of your life when you are 16. You’ll find advisers in school and the Careers Service who can walk you through the various education and work options and explore possible careers.

–          It’s ok if you’ve got your results and then decide the choices you made for AS or A Levels are the wrong ones. Lots of people change their courses before they start sixth form or college. It’s much better to start doing something you want to do than struggling on with something you don’t really want to do. Just talk to the college or sixth form and explain why you’ve changed your mind (it could be for academic or personal reasons, or to work towards a particular career).

–          GCSE results are just a first step. If your results aren’t what you hoped then don’t think you are doomed to a life of dull work. You will have lots of opportunities to explore different career paths or make up for any struggles you had at school. GCSE results are the beginning, not the end.

–          A Levels aren’t the only option after GCSEs – there is The Diploma, Apprenticeships, The Extended Project and hundreds of vocational qualifications. You can find useful information in your local 14-19 prospectus .

If you need help, support or private tutoring in Manchester and Cheshire after your GCSE results (or AS, A2 and A Level results) then call 01625 531 630 to speak to 121 Home Tutors or leave a comment below.

You can also call the exam helpline on 0808 100 8000.

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2 Responses to “GCSE Results Day”

  1. Mrs I.Okoye says:

    Tutor needed for my daughter Gcse on maths, additional science and english

  2. Alison says:

    Hi – we have tutors in the Manchester and Cheshire areas for maths, additional science and English. Many tutors offer both maths and science tuition but you would likely need a separate tutor for English. If you would like to email us (info@121hometutors.co.uk) with a contact number and [ideally an address/postcode] we can see which tutor(s) are available for you. Please also let us know if you have any specific preferences for a tutor. Alternatively you could complete our ‘find a tutor’ enquiry form or call us on 01625 531 360. We look forward to hearing from you.

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