You don't need to be told that the job situation is pretty dire for teachers. Fewer jobs being advertised, more unemployed teachers after those jobs, and redundancies in the pipeline in some schools. And the next bit of bad news is that you are not currently in a school. To stand a job of getting a job in a school, you need to be in a school. Catch 22 in a way. You don't say which subject, although the KS3 results suggest it's a major subject. Your best chance is to get school experience. Through supply (that will be hard), through voluntary work. Can you sign up to mark GCSE exams? Once you have yourself in a better position you can think about how to present this one blip of KS4. Is there not a value-added analysis which is more promising than the raw data, gfor example? The other possibility is that since you have 3 years away, you might not even have the data any more - it's not as though you were still in a school and can access it from there. In fact it is probably contrary to school policy for you to have retained data from the school once you have left. And although I don't usually say this, you may well be a very clear case for using our services below . . . Best wishes ____________________________________________________________ TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service. The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars and workshops, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service. I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews. The next Workshops I'm doing that still have vacancies are on Sunday 13th and Friday 25th February. There is also a specialist Workshop for applications to SLT on Saturday February 19th. Go to http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6060678 for more details of these and other seminars. Look forward to seeing you!