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Help! How do I tell my parents I got bad grades?

We had our year 10 final exams last week and I got a C and a D in geography which was very disappointing. I've never got a D before and I'm worried because we have our GCSEs next year. What should I do?


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Best thing is to sit them down and tell them straight. If they found out from someone else it'd be way worse.

But have a plan ready. Tell them you're really going to concentrate in this subject now and you've asked a teacher for help. Maybe promise to study over the summer? Try and look prepared to improve yourself.

Also, getting a bad grade isn't always a bad thing. Better it happen now than next year, right? You know what you need to work at now. It's a learning experience.

Good luck telling your parents, they'll probably be mad at first but if you handle it maturely then you're making the best out of the situation.
Reply 2
don't. (wonder how many neg's i will get!) after all it is year 10 and not your final uni year!
Reply 3
I think the face that your in year 10 should be stressed out because when I did my GCSE I was in the same boat where it was either I got good grades or it was literally the end I the world. But I will tell you this you can retake, and if you do better in year 11 than your final grade will balance out. Therefore when telling your parents I would suggest you explain some of these points, tell them how disappointed you are and how you are determined you are to do better next year. Trust me it's not that bad on the grand scheme of things
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Were they mocks or are they units that actually go towards your final grade? If they're mocks, then don't worry, you have time to learn the stuff you didn't know and there is no need for your parents to know. If they were unit exams, don't worry, you can resit them :hugs:

Was it entirely your fault? Did you have a bad teacher and everyone did rubbish? You can't entirely blame your grade on a rubbish teacher, but at gcse when you're still being spoon fed information, you need a half decent teacher. If you put it into context of your classmates it may make it seem better.

For example, I re-did AS chemistry. My teacher was aweful in my resit year, all we did was read through the textbook and did the minimum amount of practicals the exam board required. On the january results day, I was disapointed with a C. It then turned out that out of the 20 other people who sat that exam, only 2 of them passed, so then I didn't feel so bad about my C ! I ended up with a C overall at the end of the year, I was hoping for a B, but then I found out that only 5 people passed AS chemistry overal, so again, wasn't to annoyed about a C l !!

If I told you that I only managed to get a C in a resit year you may think that I could have done better. But when I put it into context that only 6 of us out of 21 passed and our teacher left a month before the may exam, a C doesn't seem that bad.

PS I'm surprised no-one has trolled this thread yet, suggesting that you tell your parents that you're pregnant ... then go, only joking, I got a C and D in my geography exam.
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Reply 6
Original post by hafsa998
We had our year 10 final exams last week and I got a C and a D in geography which was very disappointing. My mum is short-tempered and I get scolded very badly whenever I get bad grades. I've never got a D before and I'm worried because we have our GCSEs next year. What should I do?


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If you're only failing Geography and doing average/decent in other subjects there isn't much to worry about.
You still have 8-9 months till your Geography exams in year 11 which is more than enough to even get an A* if you start revising/working hard.
I presume it was a mock you got C/D in? not too much to be worried about...
Just tell her you will get better next time.
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Deez Nuts
Original post by METRIX64
Deez Nuts

Old Thread but D for distinction

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