Well Done, Oxbridge 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! We have received literally hundreds of enquiries about the recent results from those overjoyed at their results to those confused about the recent reforms (find out more about GCSE reforms), to those not quite achieving the expected.
So, Exam Results: What's next?
Now the fun (or panic) starts. If you didn't get the results 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'.
"It can be a disappointment not to get the grades you wanted. It's okay, it happens! For all you know, this moment could end up putting you on a path that's even better for you, one where you can thrive!"
- 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 entry 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. 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.
This isn't always the case, speak to a learning adviser to find out more.
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. These are two very important qualifications in the UK, used as the entry requirements for most academic and job opportunities.
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
At Oxbridge we take enrolments all year round, once enrolled you will quickly be able to start your course. By 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 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 is here to help you facilitate them. Make your dreams a reality.
Still confused? Check out this Exam Results help centre created by the National Careers Service (GOV UK).