Wolverhampton's education chief has issued a good luck message to students collecting their A-levels and other results next week.

Thousands of students are due to find out what grades they have achieved at sixth form and college on Thursday 16 August, 2018.

Councillor Lynne Moran, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education, said: "I'd like to wish everyone collecting their A-level results next week 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 university or entering the world of work and training.

"We've seen really positive post-16 results in Wolverhampton over the last decade or so, with performance by local students consistently among the highest nationally, so we're hoping for another bumper set of results in 2018 which would be a fantastic achievement and credit to the hard work of students and their teachers."

There are lots of options available for young people - whether their exam results are as they expected, better or not quite as good as they hoped they would be. These include going on to university - with places now available through the Clearing process - entering the world of work or becoming an apprentice.

Apprenticeships are real opportunities for people of all ages who are motivated to work, enthusiastic to learn, and want to earn a competitive salary while gaining a nationally recognised qualification. Leading industries and businesses are looking for the next set of dynamic apprentices to shape the future of organisations in Wolverhampton.

More information about apprenticeships is available from Wolves Workbox, Type=links;Linkid=10863;Title=Apprenticeships;Target=_blank; .

Black Country Impact provides 1:1 customised support and training for young people in Wolverhampton who are aged 16-29 and not in employment, education or training. It helps them overcome the barriers that may be stopping them from finding and securing training, education or a job. For more details, please visit Type=links;Linkid=10859;Title=WorkBox - iMPACT;Target=_blank;.

Young people can also get impartial advice and help to apply for opportunities from Connexions Wolverhampton on Salop Street. No appointment is needed to use its drop-in service on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1.30pm to 4.30pm, or by calling 01902 773040 during office hours. For details, please visit Type=links;Linkid=10864;Title=WorkBox - Connexions;Target=_blank;.

Councillor Moran 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 or college, Connexions Wolverhampton or Wolves Type=links;Linkid=9951;Title=WorkBox;Target=_blank;."

  • released: Wednesday 8 August, 2018