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A Level Results - What Next?

15th August 2019

A Level Results - What Next?

The fateful day has arrived for many 18-year-olds around the country. Sleepless nights will have been followed by nervous breakfasts. It’s A Level results day.

Firstly – we hope anyone that has opened their results this morning has achieved what the wanted. However – if you haven’t – remember it’s not the end of the world.

So you’ve got your results, but what’s next?



For many of you, the next stop on your educational journey is University.

Living alone in a new place, meeting new people, socialising most nights of the week… and a little bit of studying as well!

It’s an attractive proposition. So attractive, in fact, that almost 30% of school leavers were accepted into University through UCAS last year.

Those who have successfully gained their required grades will be off to whichever University they were offered.

But what if you didn’t get the grades required? That will be the worry for a lot of students.

Didn’t get the grades?

Don’t worry – there are lots of exciting options for your future.

If you’re dead set on going to Uni, you’ve still got a chance. You can go through clearing and find a different University course at a different University. There is lots of helpful advice on doing this on the UCAS website or various other news sources.

Uni not for you?

For many people, University doesn’t even come into the equation.

Lots of school leavers want to go straight into the world of work, earning money and gaining experience. If this is you, there’s a couple of ways you can go about it.

Apprenticeships are a great way of getting into work, whilst still earning a qualification. In doing so, you’ll gain various skills and experience in your chosen trade, whilst spending a day or two a week studying. At the end of the apprenticeship, you’ll have a recognised qualification in addition to the work experience. As a bonus, many employers offer their apprentices full time jobs post-qualification. You can find out more about Apprenticeships here.

Another option is to join a company in an entry level role and work your way up. This is an extremely effective route for many people. You are earning money whilst gaining experience and – if you show loyalty to your company – will find yourself flying up the ranks. In fact, it is quite common for those who have joined a company straight from school to find themselves at a more senior level than their contemporaries who are starting work once they’ve finished University. We’ve got some advice for how to find yourself that job and also on how to register with us if you want our help. Don’t know what you want to do? This blog might help you consider how to choose the right career for you.

Don’t know? Don’t worry!

In summary – don’t worry! If you didn’t get the results you wanted, or you’re not sure what to do next, you’re not alone. There are thousands in the same position as you. If you want to see what options there are for you out in the world of work, contact your local office and we will help!





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