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Exam Results: What’s next?

Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2017 | Author: Carla Kearney

Well Done, Oxbridge Home Learning A-Level and GCSE Students!

Across the UK, thousands of students will have received their A-Level or GCSE results.  We would like to congratulate everyone who took part in this year’s exams, both GCSE and A-Level! We have received literally hundreds of enquiries about the recent results from those over joyed at their results to those confused about the recent reforms (Read more about these here), to those not quite achieving the expected. So, 2017 Exam Results: What’s next?

Now the fun or panic starts. If you didn’t get what you were hoping for, don’t worry, it’s not the end of the world.   If ‘plan A’ is no longer an option, investigate the different options; you just need to come up with a ‘Plan B’  Here we talk to Stacey about Exam Results: What’s next? If you didn’t quite achieve your potential.

“It can be a disappointment and it might end up altering your path”

– Stacey Ryan, Centre Manager

Here are a few of our frequently asked questions answered for you:

I haven’t done as well as I expected in my exams. Is there anything I can do?

Yes! There are a number of post-result services available. Your entering centre will be able to provide you with further information and will process any requests for you.

I want to re-sit some or all of my exams. How do I do this?

The new government reforms mean, that for some subjects there is no re-sit opportunity under the current specification and you will instead need to sit an exam under a new specification for that subject.
For all other subjects, the next available opportunity to sit A level or GCSE exams. will be Summer 2018. For some IGCSE subjects, there is also an exam session in January 2018. If you wish to re-sit a new specification A Level, you will have to re-sit all units as these qualifications are now linear. Parents and students alike may find this Government Fact Sheet useful.

I have individual unit marks, but no overall grade. What should I do?

Check for a cash-in code on your statement of entry. If there isn’t one, cash-in may not have been applied for. Cash-in can be applied for retrospectively from your exam centre and once entered you can expect an overall grade in one week.

My mark has a hash symbol next to it; what does this mean?

This indicates an incomplete result. You may already be aware of this if you missed a unit, but if not this indicates a problem and you should contact your exam centre.

Exam Results: What’s next? I didn’t pass English or Maths?

If you didn’t get a grade 4 or higher (equivalent to a C or above) in your English and Maths, you will have to re-take it until you do.

When will I receive my certificate?

Our students, who sat through our partnership exam centres will usually receive their certificates in November. Certificates will be sent out by recorded delivery.

There are so many options available to students currently, it is important to get the right advice, whether your choice be further education, job training or an apprenticeship. Grades whether good or bad, there are always options! – Stacey Ryan, Centre Manager

Online Study

At Oxbridge Home Learning we take enrolments all year round, once enrolled you will quickly be able to start your course. Studying online you can make your studies fit around you. If you have a part time job or need to study alongside other subjects, our courses can fit in around your schedule.  Our courses are: flexible, convenient, enjoyable, affordable and fully supported by expert tutors, passionate about their subjects.  We pride ourselves on the quality of our course tutors and know that they hold the key to success.  Whatever your goals, dreams or aspirations Oxbridge Home Learning is here to help you facilitate them. Make your dreams a reality.

Still confused? The Exam Results Helpline is open until Thursday, August 31st, you can also find them on Twitter or Facebook.

 

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