Explore your study options
Traineeships can be a helpful way to build skills before starting an apprenticeship or finding a job.
If you need to rethink your next steps, you still have lots of different options to choose from. You can speak to your school or college to decide your next step or visit GOV.UK to learn what to do if you think your grade is wrong.
How your grades were calculated
This year, teachers received detailed guidance from exam boards to support them with calculating students’ grades. This means that your teacher was able to calculate your grade using a number of different types of evidence, including mock exams, coursework, essays or in-class tests.
If you want to know more about how assessment grades work, you can read the Department for Education’s article on what you need to know about grades in 2021.