Careers advice for GCSE students getting their results

Careers advice for GCSE students getting their results

On Thursday 25th August, thousands of students will get their GCSE results. These results will affect their decisions on what to do next and it is important for them to consider their options carefully and seek careers advice where appropriate.

Students will consider whether to leave school, stay on in a sixth form, go to college or enter into work-based learning, such as Apprenticeships. There are many education and training options available to 16-19 year olds and it’s important to make the right decisions.

GCSE results and careers advice

Students receiving their GCSE results need to consider their future options and this is where careers advice and guidance can support their decision-making process.

Not everyone will automatically want to go on to do A-levels and, depending on a young person’s interests and skills, they should pursue a career route that suites them.

For the majority of students in the UK, they will have been supported by CASCAID’s careers guidance solution, Kudos. This helps them to identify their interests and skills and the careers that may suit them. For students with home access to Kudos, this a good time to consult their ‘Action Plan’ report and input their GCSE results. The ‘Action Plan’ report provides a good basis for making decisions on the next step of their career journey.

Useful careers features

To help students after their GCSE results, there are a number of features and articles in Kudos that will be useful for them. We have outlined some of those that may be of interest:

• Explore careers related to your qualification/ s and future educational level/ s.

• Update your ‘My Action Plan’ report with your GCSE results. Set goals to help you explore and put a plan into action to help you achieve your learning and career objectives.

• Start to build or update your CV using the structured CV builder.

• Read the articles within the ‘General Information’ section. You might find the following useful:


GCSEs and How You Can Use Them
Options at 16
Further Education Options
Finance for Study for Young People


Planning for Your Future
Prince’s Trust
Work Experience

Founded in 1969 and owned by the world-renowned Loughborough University, CASCAID are committed to creating innovative resources which help young people and adults make the best possible decisions about their future career, learning and training options.

‘We don’t have a dedicated Careers Adviser and I find that CASCAID products really help us to ensure that we have a systematic approach to integrating careers into the curriculum.’
– Teacher, Secondary school

For schools and colleges that would like to find out more about Kudos and our range of careers information and guidance solutions, register here for a demonstration webinar or request a free two-week trial.

Alternatively, call the team on 01509 226868 or email

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