What Can I Do With My GCSEs
10th June 2021
There are a number of options you can choose from once you have finished your GCSEs and got your results, here are a few pathways you can choose from…
– Academic Qualifications
By far one of the most popular options that people choose to do after sitting their GCSEs is to go to sixth form or college to sit their A-level exams. Completing your A-levels is the most traditional route to university and takes two years to complete.
A-levels are a lot more challenging than GCSEs so if that wasn’t for you then you may want to think about a different pathway that is more suited to you and your learning style than sitting A-level exams.
Colleges and sixth forms have different entry requirements depending on which subjects you want to do at A-level.
– Vocational Qualifications
If you don’t get the grades to continue on to A-levels or want to do something a bit more vocational, NVQs or BTECs could be for you. These are both work related qualifications that offer an alternative to A-levels.
They’re ideal for people that prefer to be assessed through course work rather than exams.
– Start an apprenticeship
Apprenticeships are also another popular option that people choose to do once they have completed their GCSEs. They are great for people that want to gain experience in a workplace environment and start earning an income straight after finishing their exams.
Different employers will also have different entry requirements, depending on what apprenticeship you choose to do. They’re so many apprenticeship options out there, which can lead to full time employment with the employer or you could progress to a higher apprenticeship.