Bad GCSE results can make you feel awful, but they are definitely not the end of the world or your educational journey. Even if you received bad results for all of your subjects, there are still plenty of options available to you and we’re going to take a closer look at these here.
The key to getting through bad GCSE results is staying calm and making a plan, first, is it just one or two of your results that are bad? Or is it all them? If it’s just one or two, do they really matter or effect you moving on to study A-Levels? If they don’t, then you don’t need to worry. Just put it down to experience and know that next set of exams you’re going to need to put more work in and improve your revision techniques to make sure you get the grades you want and need.
When it comes to getting a place on a Degree course, the main requirements for GCSEs is that you hold the core subjects and that you have good grades in those. So if you only got a D in your GCSE French and you’re looking to study Engineering, you don’t need to worry yourself.
If it’s a case of all your GCSE results are bad, then it’s time to look at what you want to do at University, what are the GCSE requirements for the Degree you want to do? Are the grades you hold in the needed subjects enough or do you need to look at re-sitting them.
Do I have to put off Studying A-Levels while I Re-sit my GCSEs?
Thankfully, no! But you will need to get creative with the way that you carry on with your studies. So if your chosen school or college won’t allow you to move on to studying A-Levels due to your GCSEs results, then you may have to look instead into studying the A-Levels you want with an online college. That way, you can re-sit your GCSEs at the same time as continuing your studies at A-Level, meaning you won’t be held back with progressing on to university.
Alternatively, if you can progress onto your A-Levels still, but need to get better grades in your GCSEs, then you can enrol to study the GCSEs with an online college and study for those alongside studying your A-Levels. Again, meaning you can up your grades and continue your studying without having to delay your learning.
If you would like some help and advice about your GCSE results and the best route forward, get in touch with our helpful team and discuss your options further.