Early GCSE results? Watch
I have just sat my A-levels this June as well as the GCSE English Language exam as I needed an exam to prove my English abilities (I have only moved to England before A-levels) and I am waiting until August to get all my results.
My issue is that GCSE results are a week after A-level results and in order to get accepted into Uni I will have to wait another week to get the GCSE grade. Provided that I did really well with my A-levels as well as with my GCSE, waiting another week is not a problem. However, if I find that I did not get my A-level grades for uni and I have to go through clearing, I will basically lose the first week of clearing (aka lose the good spots as it is on a first come - first served basis) only because all unis would require my GCSE grade in order to prove my English.
Is there any way in which I could receive my GCSE grade earlier? I am literally the only one in my sixth form that has sat this exam and it is also the same exam board (AQA) as two of my A-level exams.
I know clearing is open until October but at the same time I know the 'good' unis will be filled first and I feel like I will not have the same chances as someone that does not have to wait for another week.
Any ideas on what I could do??