Thousands of pupils across Warwickshire pick up A-level results

A Levels - Rugby.''Students from the Rugby Borough, collected A Level results this morning.
A Levels - Rugby.''Students from the Rugby Borough, collected A Level results this morning.

Thousands of Warwickshire students will be celebrating

results of A-level, AS-level and vocational examinations

today (Thursday).

Over 4500 17 and 18-year-olds completed coursework and sat

exams earlier this year, at 34 maintained schools, special

schools, academies and further education colleges around

Warwickshire.

Results from individual schools and colleges have not yet

been collected but the local authority is expecting

impressive outcomes. Detailed data about the county’s

overall performance will be published in the autumn.

Cllr Heather Timms, Warwickshire County Council’s Cabinet

Member for Children, Young People and Families, said:

“These teenagers have worked very hard for their exams and

deserve great results, we are extremely proud of their

successes.

“Today is about much more than A Levels - students who have

attained further education qualifications such as BTECs,

and other vocational qualifications, should also be

congratulated on their achievements. The good set of

results we are expecting is a testament to each individual

and also to the first class teaching, support and

encouragement provided by school and college staff, parents

and carers.

“These students have completed the groundwork for whatever

they consider next be it entering the world of work or

continuing full-time studies at traditional universities

and colleges. Increasingly, many may choose to combine the

two approaches by taking up the advanced apprenticeships

that are on offer in the area. These can give the best of

both worlds, allowing young people to gain skills that are

of great value to employers, while being paid for their

contributions to the companies they have joined.”

There are around 14,000 students aged 16-19 in Warwickshire

schools and colleges. While many have gained the grades

they need for higher education or their chosen employment

route, there will be others who have not achieved the

outcomes they had hoped for. For those who did not attain

the results they expected, advice, guidance and support is

available through their schools and colleges.

Warwickshire County Council will be analysing the results

over the coming weeks to assess the full countywide picture.