GCSE Results Day 2017 – Don’t Be Disappointed, Explore Your Options

Here we are again as GCSE Results Day looms with 15/16 year olds all over the country probably feeling more than a little nervous right now.

Whilst what’s done is done, the grades you get will impact on what you do next. Remember, though, you have options and it’s important they’re explored.

When is it?

This year GCSE results day is on Thursday 24th August.

What time can I collect my results from?



You’ll need to check with your school about what time they are planning on opening for you to collect your results. If you have taken any GCSEs with us at The Sheffield College, our City and Hillsborough campuses will be open from 8.30am until about 2pm.

What to look out for


In your envelope you’ll probably have a few certificates with different course results on depending on which exam board your courses were with. The most important results to look out for? Well they would be:

  • Maths and English
  • The subjects you are wanting to continue to studying

I got the grades I needed


In that case, congratulations! If you’ve already applied for a course with us, we’ll see you at your enrolment. Remember to bring your certificates with you!

I didn’t get the grades I wanted or needed, what shall I do?


Don’t be too hard on yourself. Remember that this is the start, not the end. You still have lots of options available to you here at The Sheffield College such as an Apprenticeship or a hands-on, vocational course, not just A Levels.

The most important thing is that it’s not too late. We still have enough spaces on courses at the appropriate level for you to apply and enrol on before the start of term.

Click here to view all of our courses.

Already applied with us? No problems. Still come to your enrolment session and we’ll place you on the right level course.

If you feeling a bit stuck or unsure of what to do next, we’ll be on hand straight away. All of our campuses will be open on results day for advice and guidance but if you need a bit more time to decide, please give us a ring on 0114 260 2600 to arrange an appointment with one of our expert advisers.

You don’t have to study A Levels

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A Levels are not the only way to get to where you’re aiming for. Be that your chosen career, an Apprenticeship further down the line or university, you need to choose the right option for you.

Apprenticeships and vocational courses are highly respected by employers and will carry the UCAS points you need to get into university if that’s your goal.

It might be that you’re ready and more suited to something a bit more hands-on. Our vast array of vocational courses cover everything from Bakery to Engineering, Photography to Public Services. Our facilities rank amongst some of the best in the country, there’s certainly plenty on offer.

Click here to view all of our courses.

We also offer Apprenticeships in 15 different sectors, with a number of different roles within those, if you fancy earning whilst you learn. Apprenticeships range from Dental Nursing to Veterinary Nursing, Marketing Assistant to Teaching Assistant.

To view our Apprenticeships please click here.

I didn’t get your grades in English and/or Maths

Don’t panic if you missed out on your English and/or Maths grades. At The Sheffield College we will help you get that elusive grade alongside the course you want to study.

The first resit is in November so you won’t have to wait too long, but it is really important you do retake it. Find out why here…

For further information, course listings and to apply today please visit our website www.sheffcol.ac.uk, email info@sheffcol.ac.uk or give us a ring on 0114 260 2600


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