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Q&A: GCSEs - expert advice 2013

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image captionVicky Coleman of the National Careers Service answers your GCSE questions

What do you do if your grades are different from those you were expecting?

Continuing changes to secondary education mean the situation can be confusing.

With only a few days to secure a sixth-form place or take an alternative path, such as an apprenticeship or vocational college course, getting the right advice is key.

Vicky Coleman, an adviser with the National Careers Service, is offering advice to readers.

YOUR QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Diane, Gloucestershire

Adannaya, Edmonton

Mrs Chawner, Stourbridge

Brian, Northwood

Natasha, Surrey

Victoria, Upminster

Allan, Billericay

Russell, Chelmsford