The City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education and Skills is wishing young people collecting their GCSE, A-level and other results next week the very best of luck.

Thousands of students are due to find out what grades they have achieved when A-level results are published on Tuesday (10 August), followed by GCSE results next Thursday 12 August.

Councillor Dr Michael Hardacre said: “I'd like to wish everyone collecting their GCSE, A-level and other 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 college or university, 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 this year has been another incredibly difficult one for pupils and teachers because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and it's a real credit to everyone involved in our city's education system that schools and colleges have been able to provide a full year of learning, both in person and remotely, for our city's young people."

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 Hardacre 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”.