Students who receive their exam results this month can get help and advice about what to do next from the Connexions Wolverhampton team.

Experts are on standby to support young people who get better or worse GCSE and A-level results than they planned for.

There are lots of options available for young people getting unexpected results, and qualified careers advisers will be on hand to help students and their parents reassess their situation and decide what to do next.

They will look at alternative courses and work based options including apprenticeships and traineeship vacancies and help families decide the best route for them, taking into account their individual needs and aspirations.

Councillor Claire Darke, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education, said: "If your exam results are not quite what you were expecting, there is no need to panic, as there will still be plenty of options available to you.

"The team at Connexions Wolverhampton will be on hand to guide you through them so you make the best possible choice.

"Recent changes in regulations mean all young people have to stay in some form of education or training until they are 18 so they can develop the knowledge and practical skills employers are looking for.

"Going to college or university may be the right thing for many young people but in Wolverhampton there are a wide range of other exciting opportunities for you to participate in post 16, such as apprenticeships. This means that you have a choice about what, where and how you learn."

For help and advice, visit the Wolverhampton Connexions Centre, Salop Street, Wolverhampton between 1.30pm and 4.30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, or call 01902 773040 during office hours.

Outside these times, help and advice is available via Type=links;Linkid=3988;Title=Connexions Wolverhampton;Target=_blank; or by calling 0800 100 900 between 8am and 10pm seven days a week.

  • released: Wednesday 12 August, 2015