Didn't get the GCSE results you'd hoped for?

Didn’t get the GCSE results you hoped for?

Firstly, don’t panic! Not getting the results you hoped for can seem like the end of the world, but it really isn’t! There are plenty of options for you, read our handy guide below to give you an idea of what you can do next.

Remark or re-sit
If you didn’t achieve the marks you had hoped for in one or more of your exams, you can always get your papers remarked. You have to pay a fee for this service and will only receive a refund if the mark is changed. You can also plan to re-sit your exams, depending on your circumstances, you may be able to do so right away or have to wait up to 18 months. You might have to pay to retake your exams. Speak to your school directly if you wish to do either of these options as they will be able to advise you on the next steps.

Access to further education
Access to further education courses give you the chance to learn new skills in your chosen subject but also improve your English and Maths skills to help you go onto further study. There are no formal entry requirements to get onto these courses; you’ll just need an interview and assessment with a friendly member of the teaching team. Contact our Access to Further Education team today to find out your options.

Apprenticeships
Want to get paid weekly and continue your education at the same time? Apprenticeships may be the perfect thing for you. Apprenticeships are available to anyone aged 16 years and over and are offered at different levels, with no formal entry requirement. We have apprenticeships available in lots of different sectors, from Business to Construction so you’ll be sure to find an apprenticeship that is just right for you.

Entry Level 1 diploma
You can make a fresh start to your education with an Entry Level or Level 1 course; we have the widest range of courses available in the North East. If you know what you want to do, these courses are perfect to get on the career ladder! Read more about our Level 1 offer.

Come and discuss your options with us
Still not sure? Come in and speak to us so we can help you work out which option is best for you. You can come along to our summer enrolment event Monday 21 August to Friday 1 September to chat to our tutors about our range of courses and get course and career advice.

Whatever you choose to do, we have a course that’s right for you.