GCSE Results Day 2023!
Congratulations on completing your GCSEs, and well done on what you have achieved to date! Throughout your time in secondary school, you will have learnt new topics, developed and enhanced your skills and continued with hobbies and interests – or tried new ones!
You have faced challenges and made decisions to help you into the next stage of your career journey.
What are the next steps?
This information is on the Gov.UK website. School leaving age – GOV.UK
You can leave school on the last Friday in June if you will be 16 by the end of the summer holidays.
You must then do one of the following until you are 18:
On results day, if you have applied to a college or a 6th Form, they will contact you to discuss your results and your next steps with them. You will have the opportunity to see your school careers adviser and they will be able to assist you with any changes to your plans.
You may have already started or about to start an apprenticeship. If anything has changed, please talk to the people you know and who have known you through school. We are here to help.
If you are worried or concerned about the next step in your journey, talk to the people around you. Cornwall Council and Cornwall NHS have launched a new range of free services called ‘Togetherall’ for anyone aged sixteen and over.
Your next steps
You have options for your next step on this journey, no matter what your results are. Whether that is continuing education through a sixth form, attending a local college, or combining work and study with an apprenticeship or traineeship.
We have amazing businesses in Cornwall who are keen to encourage young people into their workplace through an apprenticeship. If you are interested, have a look here for vacancies. Or if you would like some bespoke careers support in Cornwall, please get in touch. We have a limited number of free online appointments to support you with your next step. You can book an appointment here.
We wish you all the best with the next stage in your career journey.
For parents/ carers
Have a look at the college or sixth form websites for the parents’ information regarding bursaries, transport and what to do next. You and your child may have already received emails from them at this stage. There will also be people to hand to support over the phone.
You may have young people working in your business collecting their results this week. Please give them support, remind them of everything they have achieved and encourage them to seek help from the school, college or sixth form they study at. For many young people it is a big time of change and new experiences.
GCSE numbers to letters conversion
It can be beneficial to know both grading systems, and what your grade equivalent is in the old grading structure of letters. Below is a table to show your letter equivalents.