Are you or your child unsure of what to do after getting your GCSE results? Isle of Wight Radio has some tips…

Full-Time Study?

What?

A-levels, I.B (International Baccalaureate), BTEC.

Where?

Schools, Colleges, Training-providers.

Why?

If you are aiming to go to university, you may want to choose one of the above. Universities usually require you to have at least 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4/ A* to C, also at least a grade B in the subject you want to read at a degree level.

Cambridge pre-U- BTCs, TechBacs and Cambridge Technicals?

What?

These are specialist courses which relate to specific jobs, sectors, or subject areas.

Why?

Depending on the qualification you could go on to further education, training, employment or university.

Apprenticeship Supported Internship?

What?

You earn whilst you learn by working for an employer.

Why?

There are more than 280 types of apprenticeships for over 1,500 job roles.

Traineeship?

What?

Prepares you for doing an apprenticeship, or getting a job and lasts from six weeks to six months.

Why?

Provides training, literacy and numeracy skills, work experience.

Supported Internship?

What?

For children with learning disabilities or difficulties who want to be in employment but need extra support. Last for at least six months and are unpaid.

Why?

You have the chance to get work experience and an employer provides training for the role, whilst at the same time being able to study for qualifications or other courses.

Work OR Volunteer WHILE Studying Part-Time? 

What?

It does not have to be a paid job, you could volunteer or get a work experience placement.

Why?

This allows you to both train and study for a qualification, alongside employment.

Where?

Charities, employers, colleges and training providers offer a wide range of part-time options- including A-levels or work-related qualifications such as BTCs or NVQs.