Early indications suggest it has been another positive year for Wiltshire’s young people with some impressive individual and school performances.
Lionel Grundy, cabinet member for children’s services, said: “I would like to offer my congratulations to all those who have received their results today and I am delighted that so many young people have done so well.
“To gain these results young people have worked extremely hard throughout their studies and it is also a tribute to the support and guidance they have received from their teachers, lecturers and those around them, all of which will have contributed to this success.”
Carolyn Godfrey, corporate director for children and education, said: “The feedback we have received to date confirms there are some outstanding individual and school results and it is fantastic to hear about the achievements of many young people across all the qualification pathways.
“While these performances reflect individual skills and talents of young people, they also reflect the high quality teaching in the schools and colleges. I would like to congratulate the students and thank all those who have supported them to secure their achievements.
“There is a range of support on hand if young people require further advice and guidance regarding their next steps. The schools, Wiltshire College and Ucas helpline all have advisers and a wide range of information on hand to support young people.”
The Ucas website (www.ucas.ac.uk/) has lots of advice available for young people who have received their A Level results today including information on clearing and options available to them. On Twitter it is advising applicants to follow @ucas_online and @ucasclearing to get up-to-date information.
Ucas customer contact centre can be called on 0871 468 0 468 costing up to 10p per minute from most landlines (an additional connection fee may also apply). Calls from mobiles may cost considerably more.
Applicants can also call the national Exam Results Helpline on 0808 100 8000 which is run by Ucas on behalf of the Department for Education.
It is staffed by careers advisers and is already open and will run for 10 days after results day. Calls are free from most landlines. Some networks and mobile operators will charge for these calls.
For those needing help with career choices, advisors can be contacted at the National Careers Service https://www2.cxdirect.com/home