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GCSE results day for Channel Island teenagers

Information on how students in Jersey and Guernsey have performed will be released later today. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Teenagers are collecting their GCSE results across the Channel Islands.

Pass rates rose last year despite a major shakeup to the way papers are graded.

  • What does the new grading system equate to in old terms?
GCSE grading system, old vs new. Credit: ITV News
  • Subjects graded in the 1-9 system are as follows:
Subjects graded in the 1-9 system in 2019. Next year, all subjects will be number graded. Credit: Gov.UK. Department for Education.

Not got the grades you wanted?

Skills Jersey has these top tips for students collecting their results today.

  • Be proud - be proud of your achievements, whether you got the grades they were hoping for or not. Keep calm, look at all their options, and get as much advice as you possibly can.
  • Don’t panic - there are always alternatives. There is still plenty of time to look at their options and make a decision.
  • Speak up and get advice - make sure you speak to careers advisers who will be on hand on results day to look at your next steps.
  • Keep results at hand - keep your results with you on results day. You'll need them for conversations with advisers about where to go next.
  • Know your options - Careers teachers or Skills Jersey’s Careers Guidance team can arrange for you to speak with course tutors about opportunities in further education.

You can find information from Skills Jersey here.

For next steps, advice and support in the Channel Islands students can visit Careers Jersey or Careers Guernsey.

Skills Jersey offers help and guidance for students, adults and employers.

  • Call: 01534 449440
  • Email: skillsjersey@gov.je

Careers Guernsey provides free, impartial career information, advice and guidance to people of all ages in Guernsey and Alderney.

  • Call: 01481 706565
  • Email: careersguernsey@gov.gg