Results day can be the most nerve-racking day you’ll ever experience, but it’s only one day that will be forgotten about by tomorrow!

A-levels are undoubtedly an important, useful and well-recognised qualification that can help launch you into the next chapter of your life, whether it be enrolling into university or employment. However, it does not dictate your future.

Although it may seem like the end of the world that you didn’t get the grades you wanted or into your first choice university, your mental health and wellbeing is more important than a grade future employers won’t even ask you about five years down the line.

Just remember, there are other options for you to consider.

Remember to apply to similar or different courses through UCAS Clearing, there are plenty of options to choose from. If you haven’t already applied, you need to register and make an application. They’ll send you a welcome email, with details of how to access Track, and your Clearing number.

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However, if you have decided that university isn’t for you, have you considered apprenticeships?

There are hundreds of avenues you can consider through apprenticeships, without getting into debt. A university degree costs thousands of pounds; although, it can boost your earning potential in the future. But, an apprenticeship lets you earn as you learn, whilst gaining useful skills and knowledge that employers are searching for.

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Or if you just need a break, have you considered travelling? There’s always time to save up your summer job money and start a new adventure in a different country. Many countries allow you to apply for working visas so that you can earn as you travel across the country or the world.

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Whatever path you choose, make sure it is the right one for you!

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