GCSE results 2020

We know it’s an anxious time if you’re waiting for your GCSE results, especially if you don’t know what you want to do next.  

Whatever happens, don’t panic. There are lots of options available to you. 

Health Careers when you're ready to decide on your career, so are we

Take a look at the ideas below to help you decide.   

Continuing your studies

Depending on your results, you could carry on with your studies at a sixth form or further education college. You could take A-levels or a job-related qualification such as a BTEC in health and social care. Or you can take one or more of your GCSEs in the autumn series if you want to try and improve your grades.  


How about an apprenticeship? It offers the chance to earn while you learn and excellent job and career prospects after you finish. Most NHS apprenticeships are advertised on NHS Jobs so see what’s available in your area. See current vacancies at the bottom of this page. 


Volunteering is a great way to try something, learn new skills and you’ll gain valuable experience for university and job applications too. 

Thinking ahead to university

And keep the NHS in mind if you’re thinking ahead to university. Our courses offer high graduate employment, fantastic career prospects and the chance to make a difference to people's lives. Financial support from the NHS is also available for many of the degrees, including a £5,000 annual payment.

Combining your options 

A combination of the above options might work for you. For example, studying or working part time while you do some volunteering can be a great option.  

Don’t panic if your results weren't as you expected them to be. 

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