Do you need to change

Exam Results

It’s that time of year again, exam result time!!!!

Each member of the team can remember the morning of exam results. The restless night of sleep, the worry about exam questions you may have answered wrong, let alone the worry of opening the exam results.  We remember it too!

From all the team at humanutopia, well done to all the students that are collecting the results this month.

We wanted to acknowledge some other people too:

  • The students that sat down in the exam hall, put pen to paper and had a go!
  • The students that walked into their class room, listened and took on board the lesson that was carefully planned for you.
  • The students that respected their staff and fellow students throughout the year.

If you are one of the students that can say yes to any of these statements, then huge congratulations to you too!  You have already shown respect for the people around you and the effort that is required to provide you with an opportunity to develop yourselves.

How did you do?

Just like the Theory of Change, it is now time to take a step back:

Reflect and Realise 

  • Take a minute and think about what these results mean to you, are you proud of the time and effort you had put into studying?
  • Does this change what you would like to do next
  • Are you concerned?
  • Are you jumping around rooms and schools, after achieving the grades they wanted?


Ask yourselves are you happy with the results? Would you do anything differently?  Can you use this to help you in the next challenges or exams you face?

These questions align themselves with the popular question we ask students in each of our courses as part of our Theory of Change, do you need to change?


Do you need to change


As we reassure you all, if you don’t think you need to do anything differently, that’s fine keep doing what you are doing.

But, if you think there is something you would like to change think about what you are going to do differently…

Resolve and Act

  • Is there anything you could have changed to feel happier with your results?
  • Think about the changes you may need to make going forward, could you be more organised, manage your time better or even just ask for help and support?
  • Is there anything you now need to discuss with staff, carers and family?
  • Do you need additional guidance?
  • Start considering the changes you want to make and act upon them, at the end of the day this is your future and it is your chance to take the opportunity to make the most of it.

What’s next?

If you have made your decision for how to approach your next challenge in education or employment, then get yourself organised and look forward to the next challenge in your future.

If the results weren’t what you had expected or you are still confused about the next step in your future, there are some links below with guidance and information to help you take steps in planning your next steps.

BBC Bitesize



As students, and especially as adults we are constantly faced with decision about how and when to do things, sometimes we get it right, sometimes we only learn by making mistakes!

There are thousands of websites and blog posts with celebrities and entrepreneurs who have overcome failure or challenges to still succeed, so take a few minutes out for yourself to read about that inspiration and try to apply it to your mind set.

It’s ok to fail, but what makes the difference is what you do next….






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