York celebrates A Level students’ success

City of York Council education leaders have praised the hard work and dedication of students across the city who have received their A Level results today (Thursday 18 August).

This year’s results have seen a return to formal examinations after the move to teacher-assessed grades during the Covid pandemic.

For anyone who didn’t get the results they were hoping for, support is available across the city, for people who may be seeking an apprenticeship or other employment opportunity or for those wanting to move into full-time education. Young people who are concerned that their personal circumstances may make accessing education, employment or training more difficult could also benefit from advice.

People can find support in York from:

  • Their school. Teaching staff will be able to support pupils with their next steps.
  • Careers Advisers employed by our schools
  • Admissions teams at York College and Askham Bryan College
  • National Careers Service – for local employment and training opportunities; or call the national help-line 0800 100 900
  • Council-led ‘York Apprenticeship Hub’ – find us on Facebook @ York Apprenticeships; email us at York.apprenticeships@york.gov.ukwww.york.gov.uk/yorkapprenticeships for local apprenticeship vacancies.
  • There are still around 50 opportunities in the city and many more in Leeds across a range of sectors and job roles and we can sign post you to agencies and training providers.

Information and advice is also available for school and college leavers at www.york.gov.uk/SchoolLeavers, which includes a handy ‘next steps’ factsheet for A Level or GCSE students, which explains many of the options available, including apprenticeships and further learning

Support is also available for anyone who is particularly worried about their results and next steps.

York mind offer services to young people at https://www.yorkmind.org.uk/ , email office@yorkmind.org.uk or call 01904 64336

For more general information for learners of all ages, visit www.york.gov.uk/LetsBeYorkSkills

Cllr Andrew Waller, City of York Council’s Executive Member for Children, Young People and Education said: “I’d like to offer my congratulations to everyone who has received their results today. I have seen the hard work and dedication put in by the young people, their families and teaching staff across the city, which have produced such fantastic results, especially against the backdrop of the disruption to schooling caused by the pandemic.

“I hope that these hard-earned qualifications will enable the young people to take the next stage on their skills development journey, whether that’s work, further or higher education, or other opportunities.

“I wish them the very best of luck on the next stage of their journey.”

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