Were you due to take your exams this Summer? If you are one of the students who had their exams cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic you will no doubt be anxious about your results.
With A level and GCSE grades about to be released there are signs that many students will be unhappy with their results. The assessment grades submitted by all schools and colleges have been standardised and there is evidence to suggest that a high proportion of grades will be adjusted down.
This is a tough situation for students who were due to take exams this Summer. Through no fault of your own you may not get the grades you need to move on with your education or career plans.
So, what can you do if you are disappointed with your results?
Contact your prospective university or college
Firstly, try not to panic! Although, we realise this is easier said than done! If your grades do not meet the entry requirements for your chosen institution the first thing to do is to contact them.
These are unprecedented times for higher education establishments and many acknowledge the issues with the assessed exam results. This means universities and sixth form colleges are more willing to make exceptions or adjust their offers in response to this unique situation. Try this avenue first before making any decisions about retakes.
Retake your exams
If, after contacting your chosen university or college you find your grades are not enough to secure your place, retakes are an option. Retakes are also an opportunity for students who are unhappy with their assessed grades to take their exams in the usual way. This will hopefully allow you to achieve better results and help you to move forward with your plans for the future.
There is the opportunity to retake A Levels in October and GCSEs in November. You can retake your exams at our Centre regardless of whether your assessment grades were submitted by us or by your school or college. We can help any student who wants to retake their GCSEs and A-Levels, offering a range of retake options for you.
If you are thinking about retaking your exams please be aware of the registration deadline dates;
Autumn Series A Levels – Friday 28th August
Autumn Series GCSEs – Friday 11th September
If you decide that retakes are the best course of action for you then it is vital that you register in time.
Why choose our centre to retake your exams?
Sitting exams can be stressful at the best of times but with everything else going on this stress can be increased.
In this situation you need experienced and trusted help and guidance. Our centre was established in 1999 and we are a leading provider of exam entry and educational services. Our friendly staff can help guide you through the process of registering for your exams and help ease any exam anxiety, giving you the chance to gain the grades you desire.
In addition, our exam centre is in a great location near the centre of Bristol. It is easy to access by road and public transport and has ample parking. These factors help to ease the stress on exam day, when you have other things on your mind!
We are here to help
In these times of uncertainty, it can be hard to know what to do for the best. This situation has been hard on all students due to take their exams this Summer. If you are disappointed with your results take some time to explore your options and remember there are steps you can take to get back on track.
Contact Us to find out how we can help you.