GCSE results day 2018: 7 ways to avoid stressing!

GCSE results day 2018 is looming and the stress is building! Here are seven ways to help yourself relax and get prepared for this year's results.

The GCSE results day for 2018 is Thursday 23th August 2018 and if you're anxiously counting down the days here's what you can do about it...

Avoid worrying and try to sleep

We know it's easy to say but try to your best to get some sleep! It's the best way to get yourself relaxed, pass the time and de-stress. A good night's sleep will also help prepare and ready you for the next morning when you go to collect your results.

Hit the treadmill and do some exercise

If you can't sleep, try a bit of exercise to pass the time and relive some stress. It'll help take your mind off things and probably help you feel tired if you're not doing so already!

Prepare yourself for results day

Spend some time preparing for the next day: Check what time your results will be available, where you can pick them up and how you're going to get there. Outside of school term time buses and similar may not be running or have different timetables so make arrangements to collect your results.

Talk to your friends

If you're still stressing out a bit then chat to your friends: Chances are they'll be having similar feelings and frets so you won't feel so alone. You'll also find that time goes so much more faster when you're passing it with others!

If friends fail then turn to family, you probably have at least one member who's been through it all before.

Think positive and remember it's not the end of the world

Just remember that whatever happens a failed GCSE isn't the end of the world at all. Most colleges will give you the chance to retake it alongside your AS levels so you won't be setback. Think positive as you've almost certainly done a lot better than you may fear.

But make a backup plan

But make sure you always have a Plan B. Even if you're totally cool about your GCSE results and reckon it'll be A*s across the board EVERYONE should have a back up. It'll keep you relaxed when you collect your results and avoid total panic setting in if they're not what you hoped for. There are plenty of options available from remarking papers to resitting whole exams.


Whatever the outcome of your results be sure to CELEBRATE! It's been a long hard slog so go out, enjoy the summer, relax and have fun. You won't have long before its off to college to start on your A Levels.

About the author: Thomas Brella

Thomas Brella is the founder of Student Hacks, starting the website in 2013 while studying at the University of Brighton to share tips and tricks on life as a cash-strapped student. He's now spent over 10 years scoping out the best ways to live on a budget

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