Life after A-Levels

Published: 15 Aug 2017

Nervous young people anxiously awaiting their A-level results, which they will collect next Thursday, can rest assured that they have plenty of future options in Hertfordshire – whether that’s in education, training or employment.


Terry Douris, Cabinet Member for Education, said: “Good luck to all Hertfordshire students receiving their exam results. I am sure all the hard work will have paid off. Whatever the outcome when those envelopes are opened, I’d like to reassure you and your parents that there are plenty of options available.


“Schools will have members of staff available to talk through your choices - whether you’ve exceeded your expectations, had a change of heart about what to do next or if the news isn’t what you hoped.”


If pupils are unable to take up a place they have been offered, there is the chance to find a new course through the UCAS clearing system. Another way to gain further qualifications and hands-on experience would be to do an apprenticeship, many companies offer opportunities suitable for students after A-levels. There’s also the opportunity to re-sit exams if required.


Hertfordshire County Council YC Hertfordshire service has lots of advice and information for students on what to do next - visit


Alternatively, students are welcome to visit or make contact with personal advisers in One Stop Shops and centres across the county. Full details are on the website.