GCSE Results Day 2022

Results for this year’s GCSE exams are available from schools today – 25 August. Depending on the school, there may be different times and secure options to collect results, such as by telephone or via the school’s parent portal. Parents and students need to check with the school to ensure they know what options are available.

Councillor Anita Cranmer, Cabinet Member for Education and Children’s Services said:

“Well done to all those students who have worked hard and got the results they wanted. It has been a tough couple of years and their resilience is something they should be very proud of.

“Waiting for GCSE results can be a nerve-wracking time for any student. It can also be a stressful time for parents too. Make sure you know who to contact at your child’s school or college for advice and support if results do not go as planned.”

There is plenty of help available to parents and students on the day – try the Exam Results Helpline to access free support from trained careers advisors usually from 9am on the day of results – 0800 100 900.

Other options include:

There is also a lot of support for students who may be experiencing stress and anxiety about their results and what the future holds. There is a range of professional options available including:

  1. They can speak to teachers at school – both in an academic capacity to help understand subjects better, as tutors to help create better ways of working outside school and pastoral experts who can help with emotional issues
  2. Some schools have an independent counsellor available with whom students can talk in confidence (i.e. they will not relay the information to the school)
  3. Peer support networks – these can be very helpful as speaking to someone of a similar age can sometimes feel easier than speaking to an adult, or speaking to someone just slightly older, who has more recently been through a similar experience can be very reassuring
  4. Charities – most now offer both online and telephone support. This anonymity (i.e. not being face-to-face) can make talking over problems and worries easier

To learn more about how parents can support their child in making the right choices in Year 11, you may be interested in The Parents’ Guide to Post 16 options or The Parents’ Guide to helping your child stand out from the crowd.