GCSE Results Day: How to cope with the nerves…

As GCSE Results Day draws closer, as does the worry of what lies in your envelope. But fear not, here at Oakley Vale we will ensure that you are all reassured ahead of the big day.

Instead of tormenting yourself on whether you have achieved your desired grades, read our advice and list of support that will ensure the day runs as smoothly as possible.

Our advice on handling those GCSE results day nerves…

  • Be Proud – No matter what results you get, you have worked hard, and you should acknowledge this!
  • Opportunities – Whether it is A-Levels, Apprenticeships or Vocational Courses, there will be something for everybody to take on within their next steps after GCSEs.
  • Be Open – Talk to those closest to you whether that be family or friends; they will always be there to support you.
  • Make a Plan – Be organised, know when and where to collect your results and think about your next steps if you don’t get the grades you were hoping for.
  • Sleep – Make sure you get enough rest! Enough sleep will put you in the best possible frame of mind ahead of the big day.

GCSE results day support from charities and organisations…

A reminder that there is a wide variety of support from national and local organisations around Corby and the UK that can assist you on results day. We have shared a list of resources linked below.

  • Success at School – An organisation that helps young people make informed decisions about their future. Find support and advice on a wide range of topics on their website: https://successatschool.org/
  • Career Connect – A charity that supports young people regarding their future prospects in employment or education. Services are delivered by experienced and professional teams. Find more information on their website: https://careerconnect.org.uk/
  • Mind – A charity that provides support and advice to anyone who is experiencing mental health problems. Get information on support by heading to their website: https://www.mind.org.uk/
  • The Mix – Offers online information as well as helpline support to under-25s about anything that’s troubling them. Free 1-2-1 webchat service and telephone helpline available as well as helpful blogs and a telephone line: https://www.themix.org.uk/
  • YoungMinds – A charity for young people, parents or those who work with young people, full of advice and information on what to do if you or your child is struggling: https://www.youngminds.org.uk/


Corby as a town is home to multiple brilliant schools, and Oakley Vale itself is home to an award-winning secondary school and an eco-friendly primary. Read more here: https://oakleyvale.com/a-place-to/a-place-to-learn/