The City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education has wished students good luck as they prepare to collect their GCSE results this week.

Around 2,500 pupils in Wolverhampton will be getting their results on Thursday (20 August, 2015), and Councillor Claire Darke said: "I want to wish all our young people collecting their GCSE results this week the very best of luck, and I hope they achieve the outcomes they want.

"I'd like to take this opportunity to congratulate pupils - and their teachers and parents - on their hard work, and wish them the very best for the future, whether they are continuing their education, taking up an apprenticeship or traineeship, or entering employment for the first time."

She added: "The council is committed to helping schools improve and to driving up standards so that our children and young people have the chance to reach their full potential.

"We have seen steady improvements in educational standards in Wolverhampton over the last few years, with nearly 3 quarters of our schools now rated Good or Outstanding by Ofsted compared to just 57% 2 years ago, and over the next few days we'll start to get a clear picture of how our young people have performed in their GCSEs this year."

A number of organisations will be providing help and advice to students who are collecting their results this week, including schools, colleges and training providers.

Careers advisors from Connexions Wolverhampton will also be on hand to assess what options are available to pupils. The Connexions Wolverhampton centre on Salop Street is open from 1.30pm to 4.30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and can be contacted on 01902 773040 during office hours. Outside these times, help and advice is available via Type=links;Linkid=3988;Title=Connexions Wolverhampton;Target=_blank;.

  • released: Tuesday 18 August, 2015