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.


Welcome to Bury Tuition Centre’s Blog

What a fantastic reaction we have had to the exciting changes at Bury Tuition Centre!


 I am Shazia Tahir and I am the owner and Principal Teacher at Bury Tuition Centre in Bury, Lancashire. I am a qualified teacher and together with my other tutors (also fully qualified and experienced teachers) we have had the most amazing year.  Our students have worked so hard and every student has made fantastic progress.  We are delighted that we still maintain a 100% success record in entry to Bury Grammar School in the local entrance exams and we are feeling very positive about the success of our GCSE students in English, Maths and Science.

Why I Decided to Start Blogging

Although we already have a website at http://www.burytuition.co.uk I wanted also to be able to post articles about exciting news and initiatives that are happening at our centre but also write articles that will be useful to parents in the Bury area about local education and events in the Bury area.  I have so many ideas and I have also lined up some guest bloggers to share their knowledge with the Bury community. You can subscribe to our blogs by email and receive notifications for all future posts by clicking on the link on the right hand side of our site.

Supporting the Bury Community

I was born and educated in Bury. I teach in Bury and this is where I choose to live and raise my family.  I would be interested in hearing from local Bury people who would like to be a guest blogger on our site. Obviously, our target demographic is parents within the Bury area so we would love to hear about local school fetes/open days, local charity events, success stories in the Bury community and any way we can help promote the community of Bury.  Please contact me on 0161 797 7707 if you would like to contribute an article and of course, I will be pleased to return the favour.