Buckinghamshire celebrates A-level results
Commenting on yesterday's A-level results, Mike Appleyard, Buckinghamshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Education and Skills said "My personal congratulations go to all our A-level students on their results. Whether their next step is onwards to university, college or the world of work, they are a credit to Buckinghamshire and reflect the County Council's key priority to provide our young people with the very best start in life.
"I hope in the future we can harness the valuable skills and knowledge they've gained to invest back into our economy locally.
"Information about the overall performance of students will be confirmed later this year, however, early indications suggest that Buckinghamshire has maintained its usual high standards compared to national results which is great news.
"Yesterday's results day was the culmination of years of hard work from the students themselves and of course, teaching staff right across Buckinghamshire's schools. It’s also important not to forget how important these achievements are in helping the next generation contribute to the success of both our local and national economies.
"There's lots of information available for young people on next steps, regardless of the position they are in. This includes advice from schools and colleges themselves, the National Careers Service (helpline number 0800 100 900), UCAS (www.ucas.com) and WANNABEbucks (www.wannabebucks.org)
Mike added, "Next Thursday (August 24) sees GCSE results announced and of course I wish every student the very best of luck."