This year’s GCSE and Level 2 Vocation and Technology Qualification (VTQ) students are being congratulated for their efforts and signposted to further advice and support on results day.
Young people sitting GCSE exams in schools and academies across the county have achieved their grades through formal exams this year, rather than teacher assessments, for the first time since 2019.
All are being recognised for their tenacity and commitment following the disruption in their education over the last two years as a result of Covid.
Cllr John Fisher, cabinet member for Children’s Services at Norfolk County Council, said “Congratulations to all students on completing their GCSEs. I hope every single one is proud of what they’ve achieved and is excited about their next steps into further education, apprenticeships, or work with training.
“Today should also be a celebration of all our school and education staff including teachers, headteachers, assistants and support staff – a huge thank you to all those who have worked with young people.
“There is lots of support available to help all students, whatever your grades and plans, to make decisions about your next step, so please do reach out if you need advice on courses, careers, or support if you’re struggling with anxiety.”
There’s plenty of help and advice for those who may have not done as well as expected, have changed their mind about their plans, or who don’t have anything for in place for September.
- Speak to the careers teacher/adviser at the school you went to – they will be able to offer you help and advice.
- Get in touch with the sixth form or college you have applied to – find out whether they will still give you a place on your chosen course. Even if you have not achieved the grades required for the course you may still be able to get a place on another suitable course.
- Norfolk County Council’s Help You Choose website has impartial advice and information about options including CV writing, apprenticeship vacancies, and information about different careers. It can also support parents to help them understand the different options for their child. Contact 0344 800 8022 to speak to an adviser.
- Norfolk and Waveney Children and Young People’s Health Services offers support for those struggling with their mental health with a range of information and advice on the Just One Norfolk website and text chat and helpline offers.
- ‘Get the Jump’ Skills for Life content hub on the National Careers Service websiteoffers information about education and training choices. Students can also chat directly to an expert adviser via webchat or by calling the National Careers Service exam results helpline on 0800 100 900.
- For more information about what to do on results day see The Student Room GCSE results advice.