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What's Next

Preparation is key to success, so it’s a good idea to plan ahead. There’s a lot to keep on top of throughout Years 10-13, so our “What’s next” tab will always contain information that’s especially relevant at certain times of the year.

Results Day 2024

Finals are over! There's plenty you can do to help your teen prepare for results day in August. No need to sit back and wait! We've got you covered on:

  • Steps you need to take ahead of results day

  • Managing anxiety if they're worried

  • What happens on Results Day itself

  • Understanding grades

  • Coming up with Plan B

  • Preparations if they're leaving home

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Using the summer holidays to build skillsets

The summer holidays are a great time for your teen to take up new hobbies. Not only may they discover a lifelong interest, they'll be building skills that will come in handy at future interviews. 

The Parents' Guide to Standing out details:


  • Inspiration for hobbies that suit different personalities

  • Which hobbies build which skills - and why these matter at interview

  • How reading, audio books and podcasts build confidence

  • Ways to find work experience

  • Recommendations for non-curricular courses

  • How to make research fun and effective

Acing a career with an apprenticeship

Apprenticeships provide a way of combining learning with on-the-job training, which helps build solid, professional skills transferable from one organisation to another. Apprenticeships are available after GCSE and are a great alternative to full-time study for those students that prefer practical experience over classroom learning. Similarly, apprenticeships can be a great choice after sixth form or college. 

If your teen isn’t comfortable with committing to several years of further study, they can take one- or two-year options and, if they change their mind later on and decide they wish to extend the apprenticeship to gain higher level qualifications, this is often possible. Find out why apprenticeships could be the best career pathway for your child.

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"Parental engagement is a powerful lever for raising achievement in schools"
Harris & Goodall, University of Warwick

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