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From GCSEs to zookeeper: life after results day...

Today was results time for those who took the new-style GCSEs. For the first time they have been given a numbering system from One to Nine for maths and English.

But what's the next step for those that don't want to continue with academic work?

Since 2015 it's been compulsory for 16 year-olds to stay in some kind education or training until they're 18, which could mean an apprenticeship or a hands-on college course.

We've been to meet one 18-year-old who has followed his vocation, into a rather unusual job. Chris Halpin reports.


Changes to GCSE results explained

GCSEs in England have undergone the biggest shake-up for a generation.

Traditional A* to G grades will gradually be replaced with a 9 to 1 system, with 9 being the highest mark.

Peter Bearne explains:


Malala secures Oxford University place

Malala Yousafzai, advocate for girls’ education and women's equality, has secured her place at Oxford University.

The 20-year-old moved to Birmingham after being shot in the head by the Taliban in Pakistan on 9 October 2012.

The Nobel Peace Prize winner campaigns for the rights of girls around the world and will study Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

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