Choosing the right options after A-Levels is key to future success, Staffordshire County Council’s education lead has said.
As young people across the county pick up their A-Level results today (Aug 17), County Councillor Philip White has said that with the amount of different options available to students, getting the right advice is important.
“For many young people, today sees the culmination of 14 years of study. Every one of them should be proud of their achievements, and I want to wish everyone receiving exam results every success in the future, whatever their next steps may be.
“There is now more choice than ever for post-18 education, whether that’s through a traditional university route, or through college or apprenticeships. So, whether you got your predicted grades or did better or less well than you expected there are a huge range of options available.
“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. Given the great variety of university, college and apprenticeship places on offer, it’s essential to choose the right option that gives them the best chance to secure the job they want in an ever competitive market.
“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.”
The county council’s website has a wealth of information about choosing the right path after A-Levels. Visit www.staffordshire.gov.uk/learningroutes to learn more.