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Support available for young people who are expecting their exam results

Tuesday, 10 August 2021

We have a number of services available to support young people who will be receiving their exam results this week.

We provide impartial, up-to-date and reliable information on education, employment and training opportunities for young people aged 13 to 19 years old (up to 25 for young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities).

Our Find Your Future website has lots of information available for free, including how to write a CV, how to prepare for a job interview and the kinds of skills people should demonstrate to increase their employability. There are also career quizzes available for anyone unsure about what they want to do, and information about careers in different sectors.

Students who didn’t get the grades they needed, or who have questions about clearing, next steps or options for further or higher education can find us on Facebook, email us (youth.services@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk) or call us on 0300 300 8352.

The Academy offers quality apprenticeship programmes, which combine on-the-job practical skills with academic learning. Pupils who have finished their GCSEs or A levels can apply to complete an apprenticeship in a range of sectors. The Academy offers apprenticeships from Level 2 to Level 5.

To find out more about apprenticeships:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both GCSE and A-level exams were cancelled this year. Pupils will receive grades based on teacher assessments, instead.

Councillor Sue Clark, our Executive Member for Families, Education and Children said:

We have lots of ways to support our young people who may now be thinking about their next steps, so I would urge them to make the most of the free services available. Families may also find the services useful to help support their children.

My best wishes to all students receiving their exam results – I am sure your hard work will have paid off and I hope you have achieved the results you need to take your next steps in life. Good luck!