A-level results day opens up a world of opportunity… whatever’s inside that envelope!
By: Isobel, redwigwam
If you’ve recently completed your A-levels, you’re likely to be feeling a tad nervous right now.
You’re not alone.
It’s finally results day, which means students like you across the country will be anxiously opening envelopes and finding out the outcome of all your hard work.
If your grades don’t turn out as you’d hoped, it’s far from the disaster it may initially appear to be. You may be counting on certain grades to be accepted on to a particular university course.
But if things don’t quite go to plan, it’s still worth talking to the university you’d planned to go to because you may still be accepted. You may also want to consider exam reviews and appeals, or looking for course vacancies in UCAS’s clearing service.
And whether you’re over the moon or disappointed with your grades, what better time to think about your future?
It could be that you don’t want to go on to higher education or that you want to take a break from studying, either while you reapply for university or defer your place.
Again, there are plenty of options, such as a gap year, apprenticeship – or work.
More and more students are realising that future employers aren’t just looking for qualifications, but work experience, too.
Temporary, part-time and flexible jobs could be just what you’re looking for. They’ll give you a taste of the world of work, and allow you to test out whether or not you actually want to take your career in a particular direction.
They also give you the chance to earn money, perhaps to fund overseas travel, your future studies or for general living expenses. And this type of work is also perfect for fitting around university work.
Short-term employment offers you the opportunity to try a variety of jobs, get a feel for how different industries work and find out what you enjoy doing.
At redwigwam you can be matched to various roles quickly and efficiently, and, before you know it, you’ll have a host of new skills and experience to add to your CV.
What’s more, you may even find an industry you absolutely love.