| Understanding the environment

In this summary of our full report, we work through some of the common myths about qualifications and careers and reveal what the truth is. We also pose some questions designed to help young people to think about their options. Our main report provides a lot more detail behind the facts that we present.

We hope that this will be a helpful resource for teachers, careers advisers and parents as they advise young people deciding whether or not to choose A levels and what to do when they finish.

In this summary, we explore:

  • Where do young people go at 16?
  • Choosing A levels
  • Looking at grades
  • Destinations after A level