Wiltshire students have been praised for their hard work and dedication as they pick up their A level results today.
Thousands of students from across the county are finding out the results marking the end of months of study.
Historically Wiltshire students perform well against the national picture and it is anticipated 2017 will be another good year with a number of individual students doing extremely well.
Laura Mayes, cabinet member for children, said: “I would like to congratulate all our students picking up their results today, and say well done for all their hard work and dedication to achieving their goal. I wish them well for the future at this exciting crossroads in their lives.
“For those who perhaps haven’t quite achieved what they wanted, we hope they’re reassured there is support and opportunities available to help them make the right decisions for the future.”
Terence Herbert, Wiltshire Council corporate director for children and education, said: “This is a key time for our students as they move onto the next stage of their lives. These results are a reflection of our students’ perseverance and hard work and we are very proud of what they have achieved. The support from their teachers and lecturers in schools and colleges, who have helped them to secure these achievements, has been invaluable.”
There is a range of support on hand for young people who may require further advice and guidance regarding their next steps. The schools, Wiltshire College and the University and College Admissions Service (UCAS) helpline all have advisers and a wide range of information on hand to support young people and offer advice.
The National Careers Service provides information advice and guidance for young people and information can be found at https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx