A Level Results Day 2017: What Next?

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A Level Results Day 2017

The wait is over.

No, Greggs have not developed a foot-long Steak Bake. Not yet. The wait is over for your A level results.

​Results day has been looming over you like an iceberg the size of Milton Keynes.

Finally, it's here. We hope you were rewarded for your hard work, and went absolutely bananas when you received your results.

But what now? What next? The time has come to for you decide what you are going to make of your future.

Here is your essential guide to the decisions in front of you, and the options available to you after A level results day 2017. 


Apprenticeship or University?

There are two highly rewarding, and utterly separate pathways open to you ​after you complete your A levels. You can go to university, or do an apprenticeship. Both options are available in regions across the UK, and lead to a crazy-range of careers. 

Apprenticeship or university? It's a real pickle. It's like trying to choose a sandwich at Marks & Spencer - an impossible choice. How does a person decide between the B.L.T and the Ploughman's? 

There are so many factors to consider, ​just like trying to choose between an apprenticeship or university degree. 

Our article​ Apprenticeships vs University: Which option is best for you? will walk you through the pros and cons of each option. 

Give it a read to find out how modern apprenticeships have changed in the last five years, and discover which pathway is the best fit with your career aspirations.


Degree Apprenticeships

If you have decided 'for me, it just gotta be an apprenticeship', be sure to read this article: Apprenticeships after A levels. This particular article has everything you need to know about the different types of apprenticeships you can apply for. 

As a post A level student, you also might want to consider applying for either a higher apprenticeship or a degree apprenticeship

A higher apprenticeship requires two or more A-Levels (or the equivalent qualifications). You will require three or more A levels to qualify for a degree apprenticeship (or the equivalent qualifications). 

Degree apprenticeships are an opportunity for you to get a degree, without having to pay tuition fees. You'll also receive a salary for the duration of the scheme. It's like a golden ticket. 


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Still unsure about your next step?

If you really have NO idea what to do after your A levels, then it's time you were introduced to the Next Step Explorer.

This interactive tool will pose you a set a simple questions, focusing on your preferred learning style and your career aspirations, and will reveal which post-A level option is right for you. 

​Even if you're feeling rather assured about what you are going to do next, it's worth taking the test. Have you truly considered all of the options that are available to you? 

The button below will take you there, as if on a magic carpet. 


Before you go...

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