GCSE results day! Well done to all of you collecting results today! Today is the culmination of many hours of hard work over many months or years and I hope that you are pleased with your results.
If you have not done as well as you expected, there are still options.
If you got a D or a 3 or below in maths or English, you will have to resit them.
If you didn't get the grades you needed, there are things you can do to either get better grades or to rethink your options. Advice is here and here.
Remember that whatever happens, your GCSEs are just one step in a long journey. Even if your results are lower than you expected, there will be something for you out there. You may not have planned for it or even knew it existed, but you will find it. Keep going.