Unexpected GCSE results don’t mean disaster

GCSE Results Day posterOur careers advisers can help ...

... with any questions you may have about your plans

If your grades are lower than expected and you don't have a sixth form or college place or apprenticeship, speak to an adviser, your careers adviser will be in school or college on results day.

If you haven’t met the GCSE entry requirements for the course or apprenticeship you have applied for, colleges or training providers may still make you an offer on the level below meaning that you’re studying at a level that much better suits your ability and can also mean you get that extra knowledge and experience to help you move on the following year.

Some colleges and sixth forms accept late applications, details should be on their website. If you need advice and guidance contact your school careers adviser or visit the Huddersfield, Halifax or Dewsbury Careers Centres as soon as possible.

You can also think about going straight into work with training and some students find apprenticeships, which offer employment and training leading to nationally recognised qualifications. Apprenticeships are often a great alternative to full-time study - vacancies are still being advertised. 

To find out more speak to an adviser at one of our centres or visit the Next Step event on Tuesday 29 August. You can also search our Recruitline vacancy database or register on the National Apprenticeship Service website. 

If you're unhappy with your GCSE results, you may want to leave studying behind but it’s Government policy that all young people will remain in learning until they are 18 - this is called Raising the Participation Age (RPA) but you don’t have to stay at school; you can remain in learning via an apprenticeship, traineeship or a full-time college or training provider course and more.

Not sure who to contact?

Ring 01484 225500 and ask for Infoline; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; use our Infoline feedback form; Text: Info, followed by your message to 07786 202804
Get in touch with your nearest centre:

Our careers advisers are based at:

Head Office
C & K Careers Ltd
78 John William Street
Huddersfield
HD1 1EH

T: 01484 225500
F: 08724 464511
Text: Info, followed by your message to 07786 202804