Of course, you’ll need to choose what sector or industry it is that you want to go into. There are apprenticeships available in over 170 industries, so there really is something there to suit everyone… from engineering, digital marketing, sales, childcare, fitness and more. Most importantly, you need to make sure that you pick something you’re genuinely interested in, as you’re going to be doing it all day every day. It might be worth thinking about things that you’ve enjoyed at school or what you think you’re good at. Always keep an open mind, as there is bound to be a tonne of areas that you’ve never even considered, but they might be perfect for you!
In recent years, there were a number of complaints that GCSEs and GCE A-Levels were marked unfairly (teachers and pupils also have the option to question exam results by signing up for re-marking procedures should they feel results don't reflect a pupil's ability and expectations or if, after having reviewed a (copy) of the exam script, detect a marking error), following a decision to change the grade boundaries. Recently for the first time in the entire history of the exams the proportion of all GCSEs awarded an A*-C grade fell.