decisions

Whether you’re thinking about what GCSE choices to make, wanting to know how to enter a specific career, or what to do after school, this section points you to information and resources to help you make those decisions.

We have a page about GCSEs and a page to help you think about what you might do after GCSEs

Also have a look at the links on the right hand side.


Our Profession Finder offers information direct from professional bodies on qualifications and routes into professional jobs. This will help inform your exam subject choices. Our Career Sectors provide information on what it is like to work as ... - the choice is yours. Hear directly from young people working in specific professions in our Career Videos.

Not sure which subject is for you? Take a look at icould's videos, broken down by subject area

Work placements are a great way to get a taster of a career in the professions so you can see what it’s like first hand. We have loads of pointers and resources about how to get a placement and what you can expect from it. 

If you know you don't want to do further study, find out about apprenticeships and work.

  • What about the vocational or practical education route? Edge is an independent education foundation, dedicated to raising the stature of practical and vocational learning. Use their website to check out the alternative routes into a professional career.


  • Future Morph’s My Future Finder offers advice for 11 – 13 year olds who are interested in science, maths or technology. Its section for 14 -16 year olds offers advice and case studies of young people working in these areas.