Kettering Council’s offer to youngsters who miss out on hoped-for GCSE grades

Kettering's Newlands Centre
Kettering's Newlands Centre
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Kettering Borough Council says it is ready to offer help to youngsters who do not achieve the grades needed to fulfil their plans when GCSE results come out tomorrow (Thursday, August 21).

An initiative run by the authority, Kettering Borough Training, will take place at the Newlands Centre in the town centre between 9am and 3pm tomorrow.

Kettering Borough Training is an alternative to sixth form and college where teenagers can study the subjects which will help them most in a relaxed and supportive environment.

KBT offers study programmes in maths, English, ICT, GCSE preparation, personal and social development, employability, work experience, business administration, customer service, health and social care, sports leader award, personal learning and thinking and employment responsibilities and rights.

Frances Kempinska, study programme co-ordinator, said: “KBT is an alternative to sixth form and college. We can help you to improve your skills, we have strong links to local employers and we can support you to make the best choices for you. Pop in for an informal chat about your options.”

Councillor Christopher Lamb, deputy leader of Kettering Borough Council, added: “The Study Programme offers a fantastic alternative to Sixth Form or College by supporting the young people of Kettering to develop their skills and their employability.”

GCSE results from schools across north Northamptonshire will be available on this website tomorrow.