This year’s GCSE Results Day will be unlike any other. 

Students will not be collecting the results of exams sat during early summer, but grades determined by teachers and Ofqual. 

This will be disheartening to pupils already living through an unprecedented period in history.

And now schools across Basingstoke have said they will not be holding a results day as usual.

For decades, The Gazette has attended secondary schools across the town to document the successes and lessons learnt on results days.

And this year will be no different.

While we are unable to attend schools as usual, we will instead be holding our own Results Day at War Memorial Park on Thursday, August 20.

Students and parents are invited to meet our editorial team between 12pm and 3pm.

Reporters will be on-hand to interview students and our photographer will be there to get pictures and ensure this generation of students gets their day in the spotlight.

The following week, The Gazette will publish its annual eight-page GCSE Results Day pull-out. It will be available in the paper on August 27. This guide is something for families and loved ones to treasure for a lifetime.  

Gazette’s Results Day

We are inviting students and parents to War Memorial Park on Thursday, August 20, to share their news and results. We will be there between 12pm and 3pm.

Anyone attending should adhere to social distancing rules. 

There will the opportunity to be photographed and interviewed for print, as we would usually do at school.

Students will also be able to send in their photographs too to We cannot guarantee every photograph will be printed and would stress that you will have a better chance of appearing in the paper if you attend War Memorial Park.

Social distancing

Anyone wishing to attend should observe social distancing.