We use cookies on this site We and our partners use cookies and collect information from your browser. This lets us deliver content and relevant adverts to you. It also helps us to understand our audience better. See our privacy policy to learn more about how we manage your data and your rights. See our cookies policy to see how we use cookies and tracking technology. To agree to our use of cookies, click the 'Accept' button.
 
 
Advertisement

More opportunities than ever for GCSE Pupils

Posted on Thursday 22nd August 2019
Education-generic

Students in Staffordshire who are nervously awaiting their GCSE results are being told there are now more opportunities than ever to achieve a fulfilling career.

Staffordshire County Councillor Philip White, Cabinet Member for Learning and Employability has said there are now lots of different options available to students post-GCSE, including A-Levels and apprenticeships.

Philip said:

“For many young people, today sees the culmination of years of study and months of revision.

“Students now have a wealth of choice for their education post-GCSEs, whether that’s at a school or college. There are great variety of different courses, meaning that whether people get their predicted grades, or did better or less well than expected, there are a huge range of options available to meet every individual’s interests and aspirations.”

Areas experiencing growth in Staffordshire include advanced manufacturing, construction, and health and social care and qualifications such as apprenticeships and the new T-Levels set to start in 2020 offer a highly effective route into careers in these and many other sectors.

Philip continued:

“In Staffordshire, we want to be sure that students have access to the best education and are able to make real choices about whether their future is best served by pursuing an academic path or a vocational one.

“As a county we should be matching young people’s aspirations with their skills, so when it comes to those all-important decisions about further education and a career, they will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to pursue them.”

For more information on the new performance measures, visit our learning routes webpages

Related Items

Sorry, there are no related items

Contact the newsroom

These contact details are for journalists and members of the media only:

Email: pressoffice@staffordshire.gov.uk
Call: 01785 895050

If you are not a journalist or member of the media and have a general enquiry please:

Email: contactus@staffordshire.gov.uk
Call: 0300 111 8000

Find us on Facebook Find us on Twitter Find us on Instagram
Advertisement

Contact the newsroom

These contact details are for journalists and members of the media only:

Email: pressoffice@staffordshire.gov.uk
Call: 01785 895050

If you are not a journalist or member of the media and have a general enquiry please:

Email: contactus@staffordshire.gov.uk
Call: 0300 111 8000