GCSE Exam Results 2012 – Advice for GCSE Students Who Fail Exams 2012

GCSE Exam Results Announced in England on 23rd August 2012

It is only a few days until the GCSE exam results are disclosed and there are many students I am sure starting to wonder “how did I perform?”, “did I pass?”, “what will I do if I didn’t pass my exams?”.

This is an incredibly stressful time for students who are about to embark on their future as an adult.  Many teenagers are not yet equipped with the skills to see the bigger picture and it is important for them to realise that if they fail exams and their planned academic future is in doubt, there are other options to take.  I hope parents will give their children time to process the news and not be judgemental.  When the time is right, these are some options that you can consider:

How to Appeal Your GCSE Result.

If you expected to pass or get a better grade in your GCSE exams, speak to your form tutor immediately.  If they agree, they can request a re-mark or recount. If you are still unhappy, your school or college can appeal to the awarding body, and then finally, if necessary, to the independent Examinations Appeals Board.

This is the link to the official Office of Qualifications and Exam Regulations Website which has all the information you need to make an appeal. http://www.ofqual.gov.uk/help-and-support/94-articles/162-exams-doctor

Other Options

Further educaton at sixth form college or further education college courses may still be an option.

Talk to the National Careers Service

“Exam results can be an anxious time as young people find out what they have achieved and think about which direction to go in next. Some might be pleased with their results while others may be feeling disappointed or confused about what to do next.

“Whatever the outcome, there are options available and help and support at hand. There is a lot to think about so it’s a good idea to take some time to explore different career paths to ensure you make the best decision for you. By contacting the National Careers Service, young people can find out exactly what their options are at a time and in a way to suit them.”


Bury Tuition Centre

We have many exam students who have been attending Bury Tuition Centre for the past year in preparation for the GCSE exams. We are anticipating great results!  If you would like help with GCSE English, Maths or Science for 2013/2014, now is the time to start preparing.  Call us now on 0161 797 7707 to arrange a FREE assessment.


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