City of York Council has a lot of support available for students getting their grades today. This year’s A Level results are based on mock exams and course work.
Councillor Ian Cuthbertson, the council’s executive member for children, young people and education, said: “Results days can be a daunting experience for students of all ages, but, besides that uncertainty, the new grading arrangements this year may well create additional challenges for students and their families.
“The important thing to remember is that, whatever your results, support and advice is available. Whether you didn’t quite get the results you were after, or you want to change your plans, there are several services across the city which can help you take your next steps.”
Support is available for school leavers who are seeking an apprenticeship or employment opportunity, wanting to move into full time education in York or who are concerned about their personal circumstances acting as a barrier to accessing education, employment or training.
People can find support in York from:
- Their school. Teaching staff will be able to support pupils with their next steps.
- Careers Advisers employed by our schools
- Admissions teams at York College and Askham Bryan College
- City of York Council Learning and Work Advisers in our Young People’s Service at 30 Clarence Street; pre booked appointment slots are available and advisers can support with searching for vacancies, developing your CV, completing applications and preparing for interviews. Tel: 01904 555400
- National Careers Service – for local employment and training opportunities; or call the national help-line 0800 100 900
- Council-led ‘York Apprenticeship Hub’ – find us on Facebook @ York Apprenticeships; email us at [email protected]; www.york.gov.uk/yorkapprenticeships for local apprenticeship vacancies. There are still around 50 opportunities in the city and many more in Leeds across a range of sectors and job roles and we can sign post you to agencies and training providers.
More information, including a handy ‘next steps’ factsheet for A Level or GCSE students, which explains many of the options available, including apprenticeships and further learning is available at www.york.gov.uk/SchoolLeavers