ADVICE has been offered to students across Coventry who have received their GCSE results but are not sure what to do next.
In the first instance, young people should get advice and guidance from their school and then from the Prospects Services, Independent Careers Guidance, at www.prospects.co.uk or the National Careers Service at nationalcareers.service.gov.uk or by calling 0800 100 900.
The National Careers Service’s Exam Results Helpline is also available on 0800 100 900.
Young people across the city shone during their GCSE studies with results up across the board despite the challenges posed by the pandemic.
Council bosses said it showed how hard schools and colleges worked to ensure students were able to achieve their best.
Attainment 8 (results across eight subjects) was up by 0.8 per cent from 47.2 to 48 while the ‘strong pass’ (grades 9-5) were up by 2.2 per cent in English and maths combined to 47.
Strong passes in just English or maths also rose – 1.8 and 2.4 per cent respectively and standard passes (grades 9 to 4) were also up by similar amounts in English and maths combined and the two subjects individually.
Coun Dr Kindy Sandhu, the council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said Coventry’s students had done the city and themselves proud.
“Like last year, this group of young people have had to overcome the most difficult challenges and they truly deserve their moment in the spotlight today.
“I wish them all every success as they take their next steps in education, training or employment.”
She paid tribute to schools staff, parents and carers who ‘had worked tirelessly to support young people’ along with exams officers, heads of centres and council staff.
Kirston Nelson, Director of Education and Skills, said: “Our young people have shown amazing resilience and determination and I’m very proud of all of them. “To overcome the challenges of studying for so long at home and the uncertainty of how their grades would be assessed shows what talented students Coventry has.”