A level results: the next steps

Wed, 17/08/2016

Now you have your results, you may be confused about what you can do next and what your next steps might be.

Students are advised to seek advice from their school or college in the first instance to discuss what options may be best for them.

Many students may be planning on accepting a university place either through an offer already placed or through clearing.

If you're interested in going to university but didn’t get the grades you hoped for, you can still apply through the UCAS Clearing Service.

However, there will be lots of young people who may also be considering alternatives to university.

The council can support you in a number of alternatives from finding work, starting your own business or becoming an apprentice.


The council runs an apprenticeship scheme for students aged 16 to 24.

If you would like to gain work experience and on-the-job training, boost your skills, study towards nationally recognised qualifications and get paid at the same time, an apprenticeship with Westminster City Council could be the right choice for you.

Find out more about the scheme


For many, you may also think about going into work immediately or starting your own business.

However, if you need help writing your CV or advice on how to conduct yourself at an interview or finding and applying for jobs, then Young Westminster has lots of online help for you to prepare for work.

Last updated: 2 February 2017