Results day is a nerve-wracking time but even if you didn’t get the grades you wanted, we’re here for a bit of reassurance that there are still plenty of options available!

Read on to discover our best advice for what to do if you didn’t get the grades you need.

Are you feeling uncertain about the direction of your career? Here are a few key things to consider that can help guide you towards making a confident decision:

Self-reflection: Take the time to assess your skills, interests, and values. What are you naturally good at? What activities bring you joy and fulfillment? Understanding your strengths and passions can give you valuable insights into potential career paths that align with who you are.

Research: Explore different industries, professions, and job opportunities. Look into the job market trends, salary ranges, and growth prospects for the careers you find intriguing. This research will help you make informed decisions and identify areas where your skills can be valuable.

Networking: Connect with professionals in fields that interest you. Attend industry events, join online communities, and reach out to people who are already working in the roles or industries you want to explore. Their insights and experiences can provide valuable guidance and help you gain a clearer understanding of what a particular career entails.

Skill development: Identify any gaps in your skill set and consider investing in further education or training. Acquiring new skills or enhancing existing ones can open up new career possibilities and make you a more competitive candidate in the job market.

Job shadowing or internships: Sometimes, it's challenging to determine if a career is the right fit until you experience it firsthand. Seek out opportunities for job shadowing or internships in industries or roles you're considering. This will give you valuable exposure and help you assess whether a specific career aligns with your expectations and interests.

Work-life balance and personal goals: Consider how your career choice will impact your overall well-being and personal life. Think about the work-life balance you desire, your long-term goals, and the values that matter most to you. Finding a career that allows you to maintain a healthy balance and supports your personal aspirations is crucial for long-term satisfaction.

Seek guidance: If you're still struggling to make a decision, consider seeking guidance from career counselors or coaches. They can provide professional insights, administer assessments, and guide you through the career exploration process, helping you gain clarity and make informed choices.

Remember, career decisions are personal and can evolve over time. Be open to exploring different paths and trust that with careful consideration and self-reflection, you will find a career that aligns with your passions, skills, and aspirations.

Best of luck!

This is it! Your child is turning 18 and its nearly time for them to be free of full-time education. There’s a wealth of post-sixth form options out there and as a parent, it can be daunting watching them decide what to do next.

If you aren’t sure how to help, we’ve created this guide filled with different ways you can support your 18-year-old, no matter which path they’ve decided to embark on. Good luck!

Choosing what your teenager will study after age 16 is one of the biggest decisions they’ll have made so far. It’s an exciting time – their choices after GCSEs become much more varied and allow them to take important steps towards their future.

Along with continuing with full time education like A Levels, your child could look at alternatives such as apprenticeships or part time education/training alongside at least 20 hours a week of employment or volunteering. Here, we’ve broken down some of the questions to ask them if they’re struggling to choose their options at 16.

Choosing their GCSE subjects is one of the first major decisions your child will have to make to help determine their future career.

Some subjects – for example, Maths and English – are compulsory. Most further education courses and workplaces require at least 5 GCSEs at grades 4-9 (formerly A*-C) including Maths and English so whichever options your child chooses, don’t forget to encourage them to work hard in these core subjects too.

It’s only natural that they may seek your advice but what if you aren’t how to help them? Don’t worry! We’ve collated some key questions you may want to ask to help them make the best GCSE subject choices.

Writing your personal statement is one of the most important parts of the university application process. Along with your academic results, this is one of the biggest determiners of whether a university makes you an offer so it’s no surprise that the pressure is on.

Not sure where to start? These five tips will give you an idea of what to expect and how to get it completed successfully!

Whether you’re starting a brand-new course in September or continuing your studies, you may be unsure about what your education could look like in a time of coronavirus. While this uncertainty can be nerve-wracking, don’t worry! We’ve put together some possible changes you may experience when the time comes.

After spending eight hours a day in a classroom, trying to learn at home can be daunting.

Maybe you’re doing virtual classes due to coronavirus restrictions, or perhaps you’ve moved to more independent work after starting university. Either way, if you’re concerned about how to keep your focus on point, we’ve got ten top tips for staying motivated while studying at home.


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