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GCSEs explained
During Year 9, your teachers start talking about GCSEs a lot, and you may have friends in older years already taking them. Not sure what all the fuss is about? Get the lowdown here.

What subjects should I choose at GCSE?
So, you’ve got to Year 9 and people are asking you to make some decisions about your future. Which direction do you choose?

Your options at 16
Confused about all your different options when you finish school? Read on for our guide to make sure you take the best one for you.

Deciding about college
If you want to stay on in full-time education after 16, how do you make the right choice about what and where to study?

Types of college explained
Do you know the difference between a sixth form, further education or specialist college?

Your guide to life as a sixth former
If you decide to stay in education after 16, you may have to choose between school and sixth form college.

Top 10 tips for sixth form success
Whether you go to a school sixth form or sixth form college, these tips will help you make the most out of your experience.

Need money for college? 16-19 Bursaries explained
If you want to carry on studying after 16 but are worried about money, you might be able to get cash from the 16-19 Bursary Scheme.

What are Functional Skills qualifications?
Functional Skills qualifications can show employers that you have the maths, English and IT skills they need.

University Technical Colleges
University Technical Colleges train you for a career in a specific industry.

GCSE results day explained
Find out how to handle results day, whatever your grades.

What's changing about GCSEs?
GCSEs are changing from September. Find out about the differences.