Helpline open for post-GCSE choices

Careers advisers from the national Exam Results Helpline will be providing advice to students and their parents who receive higher or lower GCSE exam results tomorrow and want to explore alternative future options.

On GCSE exam results day last year, the helpline offered a lifeline to almost 700 students and almost 9,000 students across the whole exam results period.

Sarah Bull, careers adviser and exam results helpline adviser, said: “It’s imperative that students get good advice about the range of options available to them after GCSEs.

“Taking A-levels is not for everyone, it may be that an apprenticeship or a BTEC is a much more suitable option – giving students the opportunity to gain employability skills, achieve a qualification and potentially earn a wage at the same time. Each student must look at what’s right for them.”

Careers advisers from the Exam Results Helpline are on hand until 12pm on August 27 to provide information and advice on 0808 100 8000 (calls are free from landlines and select mobile networks).

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