GCSE results - want to talk to someone?
... 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, Thursday 22 August.
If you haven’t met the GCSE entry requirements for your course or apprenticeship, colleges or training providers may still make you an offer on the level below, so you can study in a way that suits your ability and with this experience, you can aim to move on the following year.
Some colleges and sixth forms accept late applications, details should be on their website.
Contact your school careers adviser or visit one of our Careers Centres for advice
You can also think about going straight into work with training. Some students find apprenticeships, offering employment and training leading to nationally recognised qualifications. Apprenticeships are often a great alternative to full-time study - vacancies are advertised throughout the year.
To find out more speak to an adviser at one of our centres or visit the Next Step Event on Tuesday 27 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).
You don’t have to stay at school; you can remain in learning on for example, an apprenticeship, traineeship or a full-time college or training provider course.
Some people can find results time stressful, watch this video on You Tube created by Stairways for some positive messages. You can also find help on dealing with exam results from Childline and useful information on Exam Stress Help at GCSE Pod.
Not sure who to contact?
Ring 01484 242000 and ask for your careers adviser by name or press '0' to speak to someone who can help
Get in touch with your nearest centre:
Need to know when colleges are enrolling?
Talk it over with your careers adviser first and check the dates/enrolment information here:
- Local College Enrolments Summer 2019 dates (128b PDF)
- Barnsley College enrolment
- Bradford College enrolment
- Burnley College - see events
- Calderdale College enrolment
- Hopwood Hall College - see Apply Now
- Huddersfield New College - see bottom of the page - may be advisable to contact student services
- Kirklees College enrolment
- Leeds City College apply - see first paragraph for enrolments
- Wakefield College enrolment
Page updated July 2019