GCSE results day 2018

If you’ve recently received your GCSE results, you’re probably thinking about what you’ll do next.

Don’t panic if your results weren’t as you were expecting them to be.

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You have a number of options you can consider depending on your results, including:

The availability of apprenticeships depends on where you live so check out the National Apprenticeships and NHS Jobs websites (below)

Combining your options

You could combine a couple of options - such as re-taking some GCSEs levels and working part-time or volunteering at the same time.

Where can I get more help about my options?

Your school or college – to discuss re-taking GCSEs, or your options, if there's a 6th form. 

Your local further education college – to find out about courses at level 3, including general education courses (such as A'levels) and vocational (job-related) courses (e.g. BTEC and RSA). 

National Apprenticeship Service – visit the Find an apprenticeship website to find out about apprenticeships, what they involve, what you can get out of them and to search for apprenticeship vacancies.

National Careers Service – 0800 100 900 or web-chat online via the National Careers Service website for further help and support and you can speak to an impartial adviser from 8am to 10pm daily.

NHS Jobs – visit the NHS Jobs website to search for job and apprenticeship vacancies in the NHS.

Health Careers – contact us on 0345 60 60 655 or email advice@healthcareers.nhs.uk to find out more about career options in the health sector or visit the other sections of the Health Careers website.

Good luck!

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