Students across the county are celebrating after finally discovering their A-Level results and what the future holds for them.
Across the county the anxious wait is over for many waiting to learn if they will be able to attend their university of choice.
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Careers advisers from the Exam Results Helpline were on-hand from 8am today to provide valuable careers information and advice to students (and their parents) across the UK who receive higher or lower A-Level results than expected, and more importantly who don’t know what to do next.
Delivered by UCAS on behalf of the Department for Education, the helpline opens for 10 days across the exam results period to support schools, colleges and existing careers advice services during a potentially very demanding time.
Last year, the helpline offered a lifeline to over 3,000 students on A-Level results day alone.
Providing students with free, independent and expert information and advice about continuing into further or higher education, or pursuing different routes such as vocational qualifications, taking a gap year or finding employment, the helpline can be reached on 0808 100 8000. (Calls are free from landlines. Mobile network charges vary).
Further information can be found at www.ucas.com/examresultshelpline
The proportion of A-Levels awarded at least an A grade has fallen for the second year in a row, official figures showed today.
In total, 26.3 per cent of entries scored an A or A* this year, down from 26.6 per cent in 2012 - a drop of 0.3 per cent. It is believed to be the second biggest fall in the history of A-Levels.
The A*-A pass rate fell for the first time in more than 20 years last year.
The latest drop comes amid rising numbers of teenagers taking A-Levels in science and maths.
It had previously been suggested by some that an increased focus on traditional subjects, such as maths and science, could fuel a slight drop, as youngsters who may not have considered taking these subjects in the past, and may not be as strong in them, are now opting for the courses to help their chances of securing a university place.
More than 300,000 students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are receiving their A-level results this morning.
For many, success in the exams will mean a prized place at university, an apprenticeship or other training scheme, while those who achieved less than expected are likely to be considering their options.
Mark Dawe, of the OCR exam board, said: “Students are becoming more and more savvy about choices they need to make at A-level for the career they want.
“We are seeing gender choices are often influenced by the degree they want to do and job they want to do.”