GCSE Results Day - Helpful Tips
The school Senior Leadership Team will be in school on results day (Thursday 24 August, 9.00 am – 12.00pm), along with lots of other school staff including: Miss Walker, Mrs Mills, Helen Smith (Independent Careers Advisor) and Shabana Jabar from the admissions team at Leeds City College.
We’re all here to help you with you next steps.
1. Stay calm!
2. Speak to someone about your feelings
It is good to talk to someone about how you feel.
Then start getting your act together as most students do secure something in less than a week.
Try to be calm and think about the options that are available to you.
Being focused and having a plan will help you feel better.
3. Stay positive
The disappointment is greater on the results day itself, especially if your exam results came as a shock. There are ups and downs in life. There’s no need to carry baggage about your grades or missing your conditional offer for Sixth Form or College. Park these negative thoughts quickly, get good advice, stop giving yourself a hard time and start making good decisions so you can move on quickly and happily.
4. Near Misses
It is worth speaking to the Sixth Form Team or contacting the Sixth Form/College that has offered you a place. Don’t assume that because you’ve missed a few of your grades that the offer is off the table. And, even if it is, 6th form or the College could well offer you a place on a similar course or a lower level one that will help you to improve your qualifications and then lead on
to the one you originally wanted.
5. Remember you are not alone!
Being pro-active will put you on the front foot. The best way to succeed is to prepare thoroughly, then speak to sixth form staff, Colleges and Training Providers for an intelligent discussion about the courses you’re interested in. Explain why you would be a great fit for the course or the training opportunity. Ask sensible questions about the content and structure, aiming to show your passion for studying the subject.
1. AGS Sixth Form – discuss whether or not other subject courses are available to you, with the
grades you receive.
2. A fresh start at College?
Leeds City College 0113 386 1997
Leeds Arts University 0113 202 8000
Bradford College 01274 088 088
UTC 0113 353 0140
Leeds College of Building 0113 222 6000
Notre Dame 0113 294 6644
Wakefield College 01924 789 789
For more options speak to Mrs Mills
For more information on colleges and courses, check out https://apply.startprofile.com/
3. An Apprenticeship or Traineeship - check out the vacancies at Find an apprenticeship - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
4. An engagement programme or college that offer Study Programmes and Traineeships. Some examples of these are:
Central YMCA – 0113 243 2377
- They run courses in Fitness, Social Care, Childcare, Employability.
- Their Fitness Training Academy has a 2-year programme, finishing with a Level 3 Personal Trainer Qualification.
- An example timetable = 2 days full time learning, 1 day GCSE resit classes, 1 day work placement.
Somerville House (Leeds City College)
- Aimed at reintegrating students with SEND, SEMH or other additional needs back into education.
- GCSE resits available
- Functional Skills
- Entry level 3 qualifications.
Mabgate (Leeds City College)
- Personalised 12 week programme, focused on reintegrating students back into education if they have missed school.
- High level of pastoral support and safeguarding
Princes Trust – www.princes-trust.org.uk
Please contact Mrs Mills any time at email@example.com for any help with future plans or careers.