Council congratulates GCSE students in Cornwall

Cornwall Council is congratulating all the students receiving their GCSE results.

Andrew Wallis, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People said: “I would like to congratulate all the students for their hard work and achievements in this year’s GCSE exams. It is not only students who deserve praise, but all teachers, staff and Governors at the schools who should also have our thanks for helping these students reach their potential. And of course, parents and carers play an important role too with help and support. It is a real ‘team’ effort.”

Jane Black, the Council’s Head of Service for Learning and Achievement, said: “I am delighted with the outcomes for the students in Cornwall.  I want to acknowledge all of the hard work that students, parents, Headteachers, teachers and Governors put in to ensure that our young people fulfil their potential”.

“The changes in the educational system mean that these young people will continue in learning or training until they are 18.  However, this does not mean they need necessarily to stay on in a classroom. While many will choose to remain in full time education, such as a school sixth form or FE College, they can also opt for work based learning such as an apprenticeship or take part in part time education or training if they are employed, self employed or volunteering for 20 hours or more per week.

“For anyone who is unsure what to do next, they can contact the National Careers Service which offers free and impartial advice and access to a range of online tools, including skills tests, course search, job search advice and personalised help from careers advisers.”

The National Careers Service can be contacted in confidence by telephone on a dedicated careers helpline 0800 100 900, via web chat and email by searching online for the National Careers Service.

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