Conservative led Wiltshire Council has praised students for their hard work and dedication as they collect their A Level results across the county today (18 August).
Students have been graded on exam results for the first time since 2019 after teacher assessed grades were introduced due to COVID restrictions.
Conservative Cllr Laura Mayes, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills said:
Congratulations to all students finding out their A Level results today. It is a special moment and one you always remember.
Thanks must also go to the whole school community for the support and hard work through the last few years despite the challenges of COVID.
For those students who don't have the results they wanted or are thinking what to do next, don't worry. There is a whole range of advice out there to help so take your time, use the support and you will come up with a plan that's right for you. Good luck to everyone.
Students that do not receive the grades they anticipated should initially speak to their school or college who can offer help and advice about options available to them including the appeals process.
There is also a dedicated results page on the Work Wiltshire website full of advice and what to do next. The site also has a range of information including apprenticeships advice for those wanting to consider this route.
The Building Bridges programme can also help those who did not get the results they wanted. The free programme (funded by the European Social fund and Lottery community Fund) offers 1:1 support from a friendly development worker to help students decide on next steps in getting employment, education, or training.
The programme offers careers advice sessions with Adviza for more vulnerable young people (aged 16-18) that provide extra support from a qualified Careers Adviser. This is available until the end of August and offers face to face, online and telephone sessions. Advisors will encourage and assist these students into what they want to do next either education, employment, or training. People can contact email@example.com to find out more.
The National Careers service will be answering calls on their helpline between 8am and 8pm from Thursday 18 August to Friday 2 September.
Call them on 0800 100 900 for support following results day.