A-level exam results 2019

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

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

Signpost to various options in your life


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

The availability of apprenticeship vacancies depends on where you live, so check out the National Apprenticeships and NHS Jobs websites above.

Combining your options

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


*Clearing is available from July to September each year and when you can see which university courses have places remaining. You can use Clearing if you:

The UCAS website explains how to use clearing and there are lots of FAQs there too. 

Where can I get more help about my options?

Your school or 6th form college – to discuss re-taking A-levels and other options, including getting into university.

UCAS Exam Results Helpline – 0808 100 8000 – to help you make decisions about college, university, and other education choices (including Confirmation, Clearing, and Adjustment); skills, qualifications, and subject choices, general information about resits and re-marks; gap years; vocational learning routes including diplomas, apprenticeships, and NVQs; careers and employment and funding.

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. 

Find out more about a career in one of the allied health professions by watching the WOW show videos and visiting the I see the difference website.

Interested in a career in the health sector but unsure what might interest you? Try our Find your career in health tool to get some ideas!

Good luck!

Make a comment or report a problem with this page

Help us improve Health Careers