A-level results: Council gives its congratulations to students

ESSEX County Council is today congratulating students as they collect their A-Level results.

Cabinet member for Education Stephen Castle said: “I would like to congratulate all of our students for their hard work.

“There will be many looking forward to continuing their education by beginning university or pursuing other qualifications.

“There will also be lots of people looking forward to entering the world of work. Whatever their plans, I want to wish them all the very best for the future.”

He added: “Essex County Council is dedicated to increasing educational achievement, and ensuring that all children get the education they deserve.

“We are also committed to building the best education system so that every pupil can go on to fulfil their potential, be it academically or vocationally.

“We have some tremendous schools in Essex, and pupils, teachers and parents all play a big part in Essex’s educational successes. I would like to thank everyone for their hard work.”

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Connexions (the information and support service for all 13-19 year olds is offering additional support and advice to students who have just received their results.

For more information visit essexconnexions.co.uk or call 080 800 13 2 19.

The East of England Skills and Competitiveness Partnership (EESCP) have also published a ‘What next?’ guide.

It outlines the different options 17-18 year olds can take after finishing their courses. It is being distributed by local authorities in schools, colleges and libraries across the East of England.

The guide is full of useful web links and information to inform the choices young people will need to make.

The guide can be visited online via at uni-east.ac.uk