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#GCSEResultsDay - Making choices when you know your exam results

24 August 2016

In today’s article we focus on a young man who did much better in his GCSE results than predicted. Sometimes the focus seems to be on those that haven’t done as well as expected but getting better grades can also make you question your choices. Whatever results you get a great place to get help is Prospects with our range of services, giving free impartial advice and support to help you take your next step. Prospects can help you consider all your options including college, finding an apprenticeship or work based learning or remaining at school in sixth form.

Shea is a bright and intelligent young man, but he had low predicted GCSE grades. During year 11 Shea was having treatment for cancer, this, coupled with cerebral palsy meant his predicted grades were not high enough to remain at Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy to do A levels in years 12 and 13. Shea therefore applied for and gained a place at Shooters Hill.

Like many students Shea was surprised by his grades on results day. Because of his circumstances he had low predictions but Shea did really well in his GCSEs gaining all C grades and above. He was faced with a choice, his Prospects adviser, Naomi, helped him consider his options and he returned to Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy to study his A levels.

Like Shea, you may not know about all the different options, so if you need more advice you can get help and impartial advice from Prospects. In Greenwich you can telephone us on 020 8921 8224, or in Bexley you can drop into the Bexley Youth Advice centre in Bexleyheath and get support, advice and guidance on a wide range of topics if you are aged 13 to 19 (up to 25 for young people with additional needs).

The Bexley Youth Advice Centre is on 233 Broadway, Bexleyheath.

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Notes to Editor

About Prospects

The Prospects Group provides tailored education, employment, training and care products and services for people at all stages of life. Each year Prospects inspires more than 500,000 people to develop their potential and transform their lives. More than 1,400 professional and skilled colleagues provide practical support to the local communities they are based in across the UK and internationally. Prospects is one of the largest employee owned companies in the UK. It is also a Leader in Diversity and ranked in the top 100 index by the National Centre for Diversity.

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