5 Steps Post-GCSE Results Day
The big day will be here tomorrow, you’ll be finding out your GCSE results! We wish you the best of luck and hope you get the results you were expecting. If you don’t quite get the results you were expecting though, we’re still here for you. Tomorrow we’ll be ready and waiting by phone, by email and by our social media accounts.
We’re also using a dedicated hashtag #AskKTandA for any questions, big or small you want to ask us. We’ve also compiled these 5 key steps for you to take after results day to help you get through it, and to come out of the other side feeling confident about your prospects for the future.
Step 1: Don’t compare yourself to your friends
First things first, everybody’s different. We all have different strengths, weaknesses, expectations, and ambitions. And as similar as you and your friends might be, you’ll all come out of results day with something different and that’s fine. Between you, you and your friends will all have chosen different future paths. For some this means having to be a ‘straight A student’ for others it means needing passes in all your subjects so C grades across the board is perfect.
We all have different achievement levels so if a C is well above your average or an A is well above your average as long as you know you worked hard to get your grades there is no need to think you are better or worse than anyone else collecting their results tomorrow.
Step 2: Don’t panic
When you open up that envelope and take a first look at your results tomorrow, don’t be too disheartened if it’s not quite what you were hoping to get. No grade that is printed on that piece of paper will ruin your chances of gaining an apprenticeship or full-time job forever! There’s plenty of ways to gain the grade you were hoping for in other ways. Results day is a day where you need to be level headed and make sure you are jumping to decisions so as the saying goes ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’.
Step 3: Consider the options
Once you’ve established that the grades printed on that piece of paper don’t represent the end of the world, it’s time to think about what’s next. Consider all of the options that are available to you from here, to help you start a future career. Here at KT&A we offer a wide range of courses that can help you make your way towards an apprenticeship or traineeship. Our Apprenticeships, Traineeships, and our Work Ready Extra programmes have helped tens of thousands of young people find their perfect career path, so maybe it’s your turn?
Step 4: Do your research
When you’ve established a short list of all the options available to you, it’s time to do your research. We’ve given you a helping hand by telling you about our information on Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Work Ready Extra, and you can also get in touch with us and speak directly to a member of our Business Support Team who will give all the advice you need. Before rushing into a big decision like this you need to make sure you have all the information you could possible need on every option so take your time.
Step 5: Apply!
After following all of the other steps and getting yourself that much closer to a plan for the future, there’s only more thing to do. Apply! If it’s an apprenticeship you’re after, take a look at our 80+ Apprenticeship vacancies throughout Kent. Or if you think you need a bit more training in terms of your English and maths skills or want some work experience before diving straight in to an apprenticeship it’s time to apply for our Work Ready Extra programme.
Results day is a very big day in the long path of your life, but don’t forget to enjoy it with friends and praise yourself for working hard over the last few years. This is just the start, so what are you waiting for?