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How to Deal with Exam Stress: from Young Minds

It’s normal to feel stressed and worried about exams, if you are feeling stress it means that it's important to you, you want to do well and do your best. 

Stress is your body’s natural response to pressure. While some stress can help you focus and feel motivated to get things done, sometimes it can feel hard to manage.

Read the Young Minds Exam Stress Guide for tips and tricks to help you when it's feeling too much   

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Resitting GCSE exams

What should I do if I don't get the GCSE grades I need?

Speak to your sixth form or college – they might be flexible about their entry requirements, especially if you only just missed your grades. 

How soon can I resit my GCSE exams? 

Even if you don’t get the grades you need, your college might let you retake a GCSE while you study for your A or T levels. If you’re unhappy with your results you can enter for all GCSE subjects the following summer.

You can also take autumn exams in GCSE English Language and Maths. Talk to your sixth form or college to decide when it’s the best time to resit your GCSE exam.


You'll need to keep studying English and maths if you're under 18 and did not get at least a grade 4.