Students in Peterborough are celebrating after
collecting their A-level results today (Thursday 16 August
Initial data received from schools shows that
for the second year in a row more young people than ever before are
accessing post 16 courses in schools with the number of entries at
A-Level higher than ever before. Around 2,800 exams were taken this
year compared to 2,200 in 2010.
With some schools data still to be received,
the number of passes at A* to B also appears to be higher than ever
before with almost 1,200 passes at this level, around 200 more than
John Holdich, Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and
University, said: "Congratulations to all those students who have
worked extremely hard to achieve these results. It is great to see
so many young people fulfilling their potential. In particular I am
delighted that there are more passes at the higher grades for the
second successive year. This is a huge credit not only to the
students, but also their teachers.
"I would like to wish all our young people
well in their next steps, whether that is at university or college,
in the world of work, or whatever path they choose.
“We have a clear vision to provide a first
class secondary education for all young people in Peterborough. We
continue to invest heavily in secondary school education and we are
committed to ensuring all our students have an excellent
environment in which to learn."
Young people aged between 16 and 19 who are
deciding which path to take in their education or career after
receiving their exam results can get help and advice at Peterborough City
Council's Youth Access Point at Central Library, Broadway,
Advisers will be available during August and
early September to offer information, advice and guidance to young
people about their options and next steps.
In addition, young people can speak to staff
from local colleges and sign up for courses on Friday 24 August and
Tuesday 28 August between 11am and 4pm.
Jenni Hepworth, Peterborough City Council’s
Team Manager for Young People’s Employment Services, said:
"Regardless of the grades young people achieve, it's important they
remember there is still plenty of support and advice available,
whether they decide to go straight in to employment or continue
learning at college or university.
“The Youth Access Point is a really worthwhile
service offering young people a vast knowledge on the possibilities
for their future.
“Advice will be available on career planning,
training opportunities and further education. A key area for the
council is supporting young people to continue in employment,
education or training and staff at the Youth Access Point are well
placed to help.”
For more information, or to book an
appointment to see an advisor, call into the Youth Access Point at
Central Library or call (01733) 864500.