gcse exams

Do not listen to what the media has to say about your exam results.

If everyone did slightly better than last year then they will say “the tests are getting easier”. And we know that’s not true.

If everyone comes away with slightly worse scores than last year they will say “our education system is failing our children”. And that isn’t always true either.

Have pride knowing you’ve done your best. If you feel disappointed by the results then that’s fine too. But just know that I’m proud of you still.

Please do not read what the papers have to say. They churn out the same crap year on year. It is not a reflection of how hard you’ve worked or how much you’ve had to struggle and stress.

It’s entirely political on their part and has nothing to do with you.

If you didn’t do as well as you would have liked in your exams, or if you did shockingly bad, even if you failed every single exam…

PLEASE do not panic. So much emphasis is put on exams and tests at the expense of mental health of young people, and I promise you now, it doesn’t have to be the deciding factor in your future.

Some people don’t test well, some crumble under pressure, some just aren’t as academic, and that’s ok. Exams can be sat again if you really want to, yeeeears in the future. So a bad grade  isn’t half as bad as it’s made out to be.

I PROMISE, no matter what the outcome of your exam results, there is still just as much hope for your future as there ever was!

For everyone else picking up their GCSE results today: remember that grades do not define you, these results will not make you a disappointment/failure, low grades are not going to spoil your life (as much as people might tell you) and you should be proud regardless of what letters you get on that paper

To anyone who failed their GSCEs

You’re allowed to be angry and upset and mortified and embarrassed and any other emotion you may be feeling. By all means cry, shout, hide, what ever you need to do. But please do not wallow in self-dispair for too long.

Yes, this sucks. A lot.

But it’s not going to be the end of the world. There’s help out there for you. Find out what your next steps can be and act on them. This is not the end of the world, and you’re going to be alright.

Here are some links to help:

UCAS | What are my options?

Studential | What can I do after my GSCEs?

What can you do if you’ve not got the GCSE results you wanted?

Oxford College | What to Do if You Fail Your GCSEs

i got 6A’s, 3B’s and 1C!! I’m super happy with everything apart from religious studies which i am going to get remarked (i was one mark off an A) and hopefully that’ll bring me to 7A's☺️ i hope everyone got what they wanted/needed😊 super congratulations to my best friends @miastudys and @good-times-seem-far who did so amazing!!💘💘 i’ll put of a video of me opening them soon xx

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Hey guys! I know I’ve been kinda MIA lately but that’s only bc I’m on summer break right now and have been travelling a lot and therefore now studying much. School starts again next week though, so to get back in the habit, I’m taking a few online courses, but that’s now what this post is about. Today, I got the results for the IGCSEs I did this May. And I couldn’t be happier. I’m not posting this to brag or show off or anything, but to genuinely thank you guys. I’ve always been a good student, but as my stress increased, my motivation decreased which led to poor grades and further de-motivation. I discovered studyblr a few weeks before my exams, and decided to join. And I can’t tell you how much it’s helped me. Not only has it restored my motivation, but it has also taught me endless new study methods and introduced to very inspirational people. And I think I definitely owe quite a bit of my exam grades to studyblr in general, and more specifically to blogs such as @academla @theorganisedstudent @studypetals @mochi-studies @tea-study-sleep @jessastudy @magnificentmathlete @studysthetics @studyhope @hpstudyblrcommunity and so, so many more. Even though I could have done better, I’m very proud of myself and thankful for all of you. Thank you for motivating me to be the best version of myself. Thank you for never failing to inspire me with pictures of your notes/journals. Thank you for always being ready to give advice. I know this may seem a bit much and quite cheesy, but I’m genuinely so thankful to have found this community and to be a part of it. Here’s to the next chapter.

GCSE results

Maths - A*
Biology - A*
Chemistry - A*
Physics - A*
English Language - A
English Literature - B
Music - A
Spanish - B
History - B
Religious Studies - B
Further Maths - A

I’m so happy with my results and I have no idea how I go some of my grades. (Im pretty sure they’ve mixed me up with some poor kid who’s got Ds and Es).

I passed everything and did much better than I thought I would initially. I’ll need to send two papers back for re-marking as I’m not happy with the markings ratio but asides from that it went okay, still feel as though I could’ve done better though. Circumstance has it otherwise as ever. Always something there to cordon off your hopes and dreams.

My Mother was so pleased she took us for Five Guys afterwards. Now. Because this event has rudely disturbed my nocturnal sleeping pattern. Back to hibernation..

GCSE results!!😁😁

I got an A in German! Turns out I was just three marks off of an A* which is killing me, but I’m still pleased. For each individual exam:

Higher Listening: A
Speaking: A*
Higher Reading: A
Writing: A*

A lot of people told me that doing a language at A Level is super difficult (and it probably will be) but I began to question whether I’d be able to do it and my confidence in German fell a lot over the summer. This has really boosted my morale and I can’t wait to start my A Level course and try my best! 😉😉😉