Careers Advice for Results Day

Here are some useful sites and information for when you receive your GCSE results.

The National Careers Service

The Exam Results Helpline will be running this year from the 12th August until the 28th August from 8am until 10pm every day, and will be delivered by the National Careers Service.

Students, parents/carers and careers advisers will be able to access support by calling the helpline or speaking to an adviser on our webchat, as well as on Twitter on @Exam_Helpline

In addition to the Exam Results Helpline, the National Careers Service will be running a Virtual Careers Fair aimed at supporting young people who are looking for advice for their next steps after receiving their results. This will run over two days, Monday 24th August, aimed at 18 year-olds, and Tuesday 25th August, aimed at 16 year-olds, and will include live Q&A sessions with National Careers Service advisers, as well as content from a range of national and local organisations. Students can register for this event on the following link…

Virtual Careers Day – 24th & 25th August – details below

Virtual Careers Fair advice and information

Your results, what next?

Amazing Apprenticeships

ASK About Apprenticeships

The ASK offer for the new academic year will include both face to face and remote online delivery. A new brochure containing the full range of support will be available later this month. In the meantime, get ahead with planning and book online now

Parents and Carers pack

The August Parents’ and Carers’ Pack is now available. This looks at the many benefits of both apprenticeships and traineeships, government support for young people’s careers post-covid, an apprentice key worker perspective, childcare apprenticeships and much more.

Traineeships Quiz from Amazing Apprenticeships

Try this brand new quiz to help you test your knowledge about traineeships! The 10 questions will help you find out what you do and don’t know about traineeships, including how long they last, who is eligible, how to find one, and why they are a great option for many young people.

Brooklands College advice

Brooklands College – Results day advice

Kingston College – GCSE programme

From Thursday 20 August 2020 Kingston College Careers Advisors will be offering virtual careers advice. Appointments can be pre-booked by visiting the Virtual Information Point.

Strode’s College advice

GCSE Results Hotline for Sixth Form 20th and 21st August 01784 437506

What should I do once I get my results?

Once you get your results you should:

  1. Upload your results to your online account with the College.
  2. Come along to your enrolment session as planned and bring your results with you.

What if I didn’t get the grades I need?

Firstly – DON’T WORRY! Follow the steps above and come along to your enrolment session as planned. We will advise you on all the options open to you. We will do everything we can to find a suitable course for you and advise on any options to retake your English and Maths (if you did not achieve a level 4) alongside your full-time programme.

What if my grades were better than I thought?

CONGRATULATIONS! – that’s great news. Please follow the steps above and come to your enrolment session as planned. Bring your results and we can discuss your options which could include putting you on a higher-level course.

I am appealing my grades – do I need to bring anything in to show you?

If you are appealing your grades and have the support of your school – please bring evidence of this with you to your enrolment appointment. We will take this into consideration when confirming your place.

Can I bring my parents with me to my enrolment session?

You can bring one adult only to your appointment – this is to allow us to manage the number of people on site for social distancing. Please bring and wear a face covering.

GCSE programme at Kingston College

Surrey Virtual School: Post-16 provision and resources

This guide highlights sources of information, advice and guidance about post-16 provision and support (including post-16 providers, careers information, funding and grants and support services) for young people, their carers and professionals. This is targeted towards Looked After Children and Unaccompanied Asylum Seeker Children but includes information that is relevant for all young people as well. is available for free to all children and young people with a Surrey postcode. This online mental well-being community have put together resources to provide support around exam results day, including a brochure targeted towards parents/carers,

How to Support Your Child this Exam Results Day.