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Good luck to students collecting their results this month

Students collecting their GCSE, A-level and other results this month are being wished the very best of luck.


Thousands of students in Wolverhampton are due to find out what grades they have achieved when A-level results are published on Thursday (17 August), followed by GCSE results next Thursday 24 August.


Councillor Chris Burden, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education, said: "I'd like to wish everyone collecting their GCSE, A-level and other results over the next couple of weeks the very best of luck.


“I hope they achieve the outcomes they were hoping for and are looking forward to the next stage of their learning journey, whether that is going on to college or university, taking up an apprenticeship or entering the world of work and training.


“We've seen really positive results at both GCSE and A-level in Wolverhampton over the last decade or so, and we’re hoping for another good set of outcomes this year which will reflect the hard work of students and their teachers.


"This improvement is also reflected in recent Ofsted outcomes. Latest figures show that 89% of schools in Wolverhampton are now rated either Good or Outstanding, above the regional and national average. On top of this, nine in 10 Wolverhampton pupils attend Good or Outstanding schools, the best in the West Midlands – and this is a real credit to everyone involved in our city's education system.”


There are lots of options available for young people whether their exam results are as they expected, are better or are not quite as good as they hoped they would be. These include going on to college or university – with places for the latter available through the Clearing process for students who either haven't got the required grades or who have changed their mind about the course they want to join – along with entering the world of work or becoming an apprentice.


Councillor Burden added: “If you haven't quite decided what to do next, don't panic – there are plenty of doors open to you, and plenty of support out there to help you make the right choice including from your school, sixth form or college, Connexions Wolverhampton or Wolves Workbox at www.wolvesworkbox.com.


“Meanwhile, Careers Advisors will be available in schools on results day, and throughout the summer at the Youth Hub at The Way Youth Zone as usual.”


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