Results day with a difference…. Why career discovery and exploration should begin early!

Today’s the day that students all over the country will be picking up their A-Level/AS level and other results from schools and colleges, only this year we’re seeing a very different picture for our young people. 

Due to the current pandemic, all examinations were cancelled earlier this year to ensure the safety of schools, colleges and the wider community. The situation has resulted a confusing and stressful time for many thousands of students. 

For A and AS levels, Ofqual, the independent exams watchdog, developed a method for calculating grades which considers how well students were expected to do if exams had gone ahead. The latest news suggests that these grades submitted by teachers, have now been standardised – to ensure that grades are fair and consistent across the country, and in comparison to previous years. 

Standardisation draws on multiple evidence sources, including the previous performance of the year’s students and the historic performance at individual schools and colleges, to determine whether the grades submitted by schools and colleges are more severe or generous than expected.

Students receiving their results today will be one step closer to achieving their future career goals and it’s the same for next week’s GCSE recipients but how prepared are they to take the next steps on their career pathway, into the world of work? 

For students entering high school in September their career could seem a long way off, and with the skills and attainment gap widening, our students could be preparing for careers that don’t yet exist. 

At we have taken the leap into advancing career guidance and revolutionising its delivery for young people, reaching them with relatable technology – in virtual reality!
Our VR experience takes young people on a journey of discovery, using gamification and our Virtual Interactive Career Training & Apprenticeship Robot – known as VICTAR – to guide them through the experience. 
It increases student engagement, gets them excited about discovering where they could be in the future, and provides them with the opportunity to take control of their learning pathways and route of study for the future. Having a clear path, and an end goal can motivate students to make better choices, work harder and really care about their next steps, fundamentally bringing the reality of a future career, into their world today. 
This unique platform benefits all students equally as career discovery is for all ages and all abilities. It can really open up more reserved, disengaged or confused students helping to develop skills they may need to be successful amongst their peers and is available for schools to purchase now in preparation for September. 

Students across the UK can also register for our online version at for FREE, and will be able to access the Personality Quiz, LMI DATA, Career Video content and link directly to colleges and courses across the UK all from their personalised student dashboard NOW.  

If you are a school interested in VR and career discovery and exploration, book your live demo with us at

At we wish all students good luck on their results today, and despite these unprecedented times, would like to encourage them all to be proud of their achievements and look forward to their next steps, whatever they may be. 



Further Resources: 

UCAS received A-level results directly, with the option to add a ‘clearing choice’ from 3pm to allow time to investigate all the options. 

UCAS supports the ‘new normal’ for schools with Lenovo.

With a staggering 90 percent of the world’s learners being impacted by school closures and in response to disrupted school calendars, educators are implementing distance learning programs and hybrid learning scenarios – a combination of distance and in-classroom learning.

Schools and districts require education-ready devices, more secure platforms, as well as compelling and effective digital content to engage students under changing learning conditions. are proud to feature content to support immersive learning, and the a focus on career development and discovery, with virtual reality (VR) solutions.

NEVER has there been a time whereby career guidance and empowerment for the future has been more relevant with over 1 billion learners losing out over the pandemic. is passionate about reaching those confused, neglected and disengaged young people to support their journey back to curriculum learning and offer them a clear focus and path in which to do so.

We are beyond pleased for our experience to feature on the VR Classroom 2 with Lenovo, and feel that paired with the content from Veative Labs we can really make a difference to our young learners. Firstly, setting the stage for their future, immersing them in self discovery and aligning their personality with a career. Once established a clear route to their world of work, educators can match the career to content aligned to curriculum from Veative, extending the focus on career guidance INTO the classroom. 

Career guidance could be revolutionised with the VR offering, targeting disengaged students and providing a meaningful and personalised connection to their future despite it seeming so far in the distance. 

Read the press release from Lenovo here