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 (18 August), followed by GCSE results next Thursday 25 August.

Councillor Chris Burden, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Work, 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.

"It goes without saying that the last couple of years have been very difficult for students, whose education has been disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, and it's a real credit to everyone involved in our city's education system that we have been able to get through it in the way that we have. Whatever results you get, you should be very proud of your efforts."

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.”