This year has seen the largest ever year-on-year decline for GCSE results. With grades down to the lowest level since 2008, this is undoubtedly a very worrying time for many teenagers across the country.
But for any young person that has not received the grades they were aiming for, it is far from the end of the journey. I know this from experience.
Growing up, I struggled to thrive within a traditional classroom environment. My personal disappointment at failing to gain the qualifications I’d hoped for was one of the driving forces behind my idea to develop a college that promotes a different – active – type of learning.