Buckinghamshire celebrates A-level results

Mike Appleyard, Buckinghamshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said:

“My personal congratulations go toall our A-level students on their results. Whether their next step is onwards to university, collegeor the world of work, they are acredit to Buckinghamshire and reflectthe County Council’s key priority to provide our young people with the very best start in life.

“I hope in the future we can harness the valuable skills and knowledge they’ve gained to invest back into our economy locally.

“Information about theoverall performance of students will be confirmedlater this year, however, early indications suggestthatBuckinghamshire has maintained its usual high standards compared to national results which is great news.

“Yesterday’s results day wasthe culmination of years of hard workfrom the students themselves and of course,teaching staff right acrossBuckinghamshire’s schools. It’s also important not to forget how important these achievements are in helping the next generation contribute to the success of both our local and national economies.

“There’s lots of information availablefor young people on next steps, regardless of the position they are in. This includes advice from schools and collegesthemselves, the National Careers Service (helpline number 0800 100 900),UCAS (www.ucas.com) and WANNABEbucks (www.wannabebucks.org)

Mike added, “Next Thursday (August 24)sees GCSE results announced and of course I wish every student the very best of luck.”