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Indications show good GCSE performance by pupils

Thousands of pupils have been discovering how they have performed in their GCSE results today (Thursday 23 August, 2018) - with early indications showing good performance by Wolverhampton students.

Charlotte Duckett from The King’s CE School in Tettenhall achieved straight 9s, an outstanding achievement, and shares her results with Principal James Ludlow
Charlotte Duckett from The King's CE School

Kayleigh Charnell passed GCSE English with a grade 7 and GCSE Maths with a grade 5 with Adult Education Wolverhampton
Kayleigh Charnell from Adult Education

Thousands of pupils have been discovering how they have performed in their GCSE results today (Thursday 23 August, 2018) - with early indications showing good performance by Wolverhampton students.

Councillor Lynne Moran, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: "I hope everyone has achieved the outcomes they wanted today, and I would like to congratulate them, their teachers and parents on all their hard work.

"I wish them the very best for the future, whether they are planning on continuing their education, taking up an apprenticeship or traineeship, or entering employment for the first time."

It wasn't just at schools where students were collecting results today. At the Ofsted Outstanding rated Adult Education Wolverhampton, 95% of learners gained a grade 4 or 5 and above in maths - the equivalent to a grade C - while 73% did likewise in English.

One Adult Education Wolverhampton student even achieved a grade 5 - a strong pass - despite missing her first examination because she was otherwise busy giving birth to twins. Special consideration to her situation was given by the exam board.

A number of organisations will be providing help and advice to students, including schools, colleges and training providers, and there are lots of options available for young people - whether their exam results are as they expected, better or not quite as good as they hoped they would be. These include going on to college, entering the world of work or becoming an apprentice.

Apprenticeships are real opportunities for people of all ages who are motivated to work, enthusiastic to learn, and want to earn a competitive salary while gaining a nationally recognised qualification. Leading industries and businesses are looking for the next set of dynamic apprentices to shape the future of organisations in Wolverhampton. More information about apprenticeships is available from Wolves Workbox Apprenticeships.

Black Country Impact provides one to one customised support and training for young people in Wolverhampton who are aged 16 plus and not in employment, education or training. It helps them overcome the barriers that may be stopping them from finding and securing training, education or a job. For more details, please visit Wolves Workbox iMPACT.

Young people can also get impartial advice and help to apply for opportunities from Connexions Wolverhampton on Salop Street. No appointment is needed to use its drop in service on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1.30pm to 4.30pm, or by calling 01902 773040 during office hours. For details, please visit Wolves Workbox Connexions.

Councillor Moran 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, Connexions Wolverhampton or Wolves Workbox."

For more information about education in Wolverhampton, please visit Education & schools.

To find out more about courses on offer from Adult Education Wolverhampton, attend one of the information and enrolment days which are taking place at Old Hall Street, Wolverhampton, on Wednesday 5 September from 10am-7pm, Thursday 6 September from 10am-7pm, Friday 7 September from 10am-4pm and Saturday 8 September from 10am-1pm.

Alternatively, call Student Services on 01902 551658, email enquiries@aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk or check out Adult Education Wolverhampton for more information.

  • released: Thursday 23 August, 2018