What should I do after getting my grades? Your options at 15/16

This article was last updated on 17 July 2020.

Doing a bit of forward planning and thinking about your options?

Awesome! Use our handy decision tree to work out what options might suit you best.

Some things to remember:

  • As well as school or college careers advisers, there are lots of web-based resources you can consult to see what options are available in your area. If you have a personal tutor, they will also be in a great position to advise you, as they will know you and your skills very well
  • Some university courses, for example nursing, midwifery, police sciences, medicine, dentistry or teacher training, require a grade 4, 5 or 6 in Maths and English at GCSE. It’s worth considering resits if you don’t get these grades, as this may prevent you from choosing a specific university course in the future
  • You can find out which grades universities need by doing a course search on the UCAS website.
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