Results: How to cope on the day

This article was last updated on 17 July 2020.

Film with GCSE and Nationals revision tips and advice, from exam survivors The Mind Set
  • Have realistic expectations of your results

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  • Decide before you get your results whether you want to open them alone or with others
  • Ask someone you really trust to meet you afterwards so that, whatever the news, you can celebrate or commiserate
  • Remember that it’s your results that matter, not anyone else’s. If you have got what you worked and hoped for then that is all that counts
  • If they are not what you wanted, it’s OK to be disappointed, but remember it’s not the end of the world.
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