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Woking towards GCSEs and A Levels, or waiting for your results?

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Get the balance right between work and play

Working towards GCSEs and A Levels, or waiting for your results? Get the balance right between work and play, revision and relaxation. Work out where to go next if you get the results you want – or if you don’t. Plan ahead if you can, or find out what to do if you’ve let your revision slide. However hard you’ve worked, and however it went during exams, Our Pass is here to help – read on for more.

Worried about exams?

For some great tips to help you cope with anxiety as you approach exams, or results day, head to Young Minds, a brilliant resource to help you find an answer to any mental health questions you might have.

Where next? Going to college, choosing a course

GCSEs over? Not sure what to do next? If you’re thinking about applying for college but don’t know where to start, the Greater Manchester Apprenticeships & Careers Service (GMACS) has some great advice for you start with thinking about three key things first:

  • What you want to do?
  • What courses are out there?
  • How do you like to learn?

This sounds a bit daunting but if you loved school, a sixth form might be for you. Prefer to be more independent? Check out colleges. Want hands-on learning? Try a different kind of training, such as an apprenticeship. All three can offer similar qualifications, but a very different learning experience.

Don’t forget: the Our Pass travel card means you can get a bus to any college in Greater Manchester for free, so you don’t need to worry about travel costs. Head to GMACS for more brilliant advice on choosing courses, or try our skills guide for careers tasters if you’re not sure what kind of job you want to get.

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Get skilled up

Our Skills page has advice from new starters and industry professionals about careers, life, loving your job and managing your money - so go take a look.

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What is Our Pass?

Our Pass is a membership scheme for young people who live in Greater Manchester, and supports both school leavers and care leavers.

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