GCSE Results 2019: Advice from social justice charity Nacro
As students across south Lincolnshire receive their GCSE results today, Nacro Spalding centre senior tutor Zoe Whitmore advises how they can prepare to take their next steps.
Receiving your GCSE results can be a scary time but it doesn’t have to be. Whether you receive the grades you hope for or not, there is a course, apprenticeship, training or work experience placement out there that is right for you.
Keep in mind these simple top tips so that you can make the best decision for you, once you know your grades.
- Do your best to keep calm and acknowledge all your hard work to get this far. You should be proud of what you have achieved.
- Think again about what you want to do next. Is it a course or do you want to gain work experience or develop a specific skill?
- What happens if you don’t get the grades you hoped for? Do not worry. Whatever your results - you can take steps towards a bright future. It is important to take action now
- Find the right person to talk to about your next move – it could be a parent/carer, teacher at your school or staff at a further education provider. Talking things through will help you to decide what the best option is for you.
Zoe said: "At Nacro Spalding centre, we can help you explore all your options from the moment you receive your grades on results day. We are committed to helping all young people succeed and we know that one size does not fit all.
"This is why Nacro staff do all that they can to provide tailored support to meet every students’ individual needs. This includes offering GCSE re-sits and functional skills in maths and English as part of our study programmes.
"Nacro Spalding centre can help you focus on either becoming work-ready through extensive work placement and employability skills development, or skills-ready through high quality level 1 and 2 vocational courses, leading to further training or an apprenticeship.
"Call the Nacro Spalding centre team on 01775 714105 to find out how we can help you to take your next steps and achieve your goals. Always remember that nothing can stop you from getting where you want to be. You have what it takes to succeed."
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