Students collecting their A-level results today (Thursday 14 August, 2014) have been congratulated for their hard work.

Councillor Phil Page, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Schools, Skills and Learning, said: "Although it is too early to get a clear picture of results in the city, we are aware of some notable achievements at some of Wolverhampton's schools.

"I'd like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to students and teachers who together have worked so hard to achieve some excellent outcomes.

"I hope students achieved the results they wanted and are looking forward to their next move, whether that is going on to university or seeking to enter the world of work.

"The city council is committed to driving up educational standards so that our young people have every chance to reach their full potential, and while it will be a few days until we can properly assess performance, we're hopeful that students will have continued the steady improvement we have seen over the last few years."

He added: "Even if students didn't get the grades they were looking for and have not been able to secure a place at their chosen university, they should not be downhearted as there will be the opportunity to secure alternative placements via the clearing process over the next few days.

"Wolverhampton Adult Education Service can also offer information, advice and guidance on career and funding options and can be contacted on 01902 558180."

Wolverhampton Adult Education Service runs specific courses to prepare learners for work and employment, including helping with CV writing, interview skills and training. Many of these courses are free, depending upon individual circumstances.

It also offers personalised information and advice on a one to one basis through its Learning Development Centre - call 01902 551658 for details - and is holding an information day on Wednesday 20 August at Old Hall Street between 10am and 3pm.

  • released: Thursday 14 August, 2014