Posted: Monday 21st August 2017
Nervous teens anxiously awaiting their GCSE results can rest assured that they have plenty of future options in Hertfordshire – whether that’s in education, training or employment.
Terry Douris, Cabinet Member for Education, said: “We wish Hertfordshire’s students the very best when it comes to getting their results, I am confident that their hard work will have paid off.
“Young people receive excellent teaching in schools across the county and results consistently show that Hertfordshire performs above the national average, so there is no need to feel too anxious or stressed. Schools will have members of staff available to talk through your choices - whether you’ve exceeded your expectations, had a change of heart about what to do next or if the news isn’t what you hoped.”
Although young people officially leave school at the end of Year 11 after GCSEs, all young people need to continue in learning until their 18th birthday. This can be at school, college, in an apprenticeship, or in part-time education while self-employed or volunteering.
Hertfordshire County Council’s YC Hertfordshire service has lots of advice and information for students on what to do next - visit https://www.youthconnexions-hertfordshire.org/
Alternatively, students are welcome to visit or make contact with personal advisers in One Stop Shops and centres across the county. Full details are on the website.
It is also possible to search for apprenticeships, further education courses and jobs on this site, and there is a Youth Connexions employment team that offers a free job matching service on 0800 389 3258. Students should follow @hertsjobs16to19 for up-to-date jobs.
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