Young people celebrate exam results - The Leamington Observer

Young people celebrate exam results

Laura Kearns 15th Aug, 2019   0

YOUNG people across the county have celebrated receiving exam results.

Some 6,000 17 and 18-year-olds completed the likes of A levels, apprenticeships, BTECs and NVQs after sitting exams.

Warwickshire County Council said along with celebrating impressive results, it also has good news that more people are taking part in apprenticeships, which has reduced the number of people not in education, employment or education.

Currently the national average for people on apprenticeships is five per cent, but Warwickshire is bucking the trend at seven per cent.

Council education spokesman Colin Hayfield said: “Warwickshire’s young people worked very hard for their exams and deserve these great results, we are extremely proud of their successes.

“While we rightly celebrate our success in this year’s A levels, we also need to get young people into apprenticeships and make sure their training continues.

“It bodes well for the future of Warwickshire that we are performing so well, clearly above the national average, in this field as well.

“I wish everyone success as they embark on the next stage of their lives, in whatever pathway they choose next, be it entering the world of work or continuing full-time studies at universities and colleges or combining the two approaches by taking up an advanced apprenticeship.”

Those who have not achieved the grades they hoped for can contact the National Careers Service for free advice about education, training and work. Call 0800 100 900 for more information.


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