GCSE results day for Kent pupils

Pupils opening envelopes and reading their results

Students across Kent will receive their GCSE results today.

Schools have let students know how to collect their results. In most cases they will be able to go to their school to collect them in person, while teachers will be on hand to provide advice and support if necessary.

This year will see a return to pre-pandemic grading arrangements, as the measures put in place to recognise the disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic are lifted. Senior examiners have set boundaries to make sure that overall national results are similar to those of 2019. This means that a student will be just as likely to achieve a particular grade this year as they would have been before the pandemic.

Headshot of KCC cabinet member Rory Love

They have put in a lot of hard work over the past year and I wish them the best in whatever they decide to do next.

Rory Love Kent County Council's Cabinet Member for Education and Skills

Kent County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, Rory Love, said: “Good luck to all students who find out their GCSE exam results today.

“They have put in a lot of hard work over the past year and I wish them the best in whatever they decide to do next.

“Having different options available to all young people when they finish school is incredibly important, and we are working with the post-16 sector to make a difference in this area through our Pathways for All programme.”

Director of Education, Christine McInnes, said: “Well done to all the pupils who took GCSE and other exams this year and I hope your hard work is reflected in the results. There are many options open as you transition into post 16 and for those of you who are having to rethink your next steps, please make good use of the support available.

“A big thank you to our school leaders and their teaching and support staff, who have worked hard to prepare pupils for these examinations.”

Young people with special educational needs and disabilities who are making decisions about their next steps can find a wealth of useful information and advice on our SEND Information Hub.

If students do not achieve the results they were hoping for, there is plenty of help and support available to help them get to find the right path for them. Students can speak to their schools as staff will be able to discuss the various options available to them.

They can also find local information from The Education People on the Kent Choices website or alternatively they can visit the Exam Results Helpline website (or call them on 0800 100 900) run by the National Careers Service.