Exam success in Wigan Borough

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Students from St. Mary's Catholic High School Rachael O'Brien, 18, Elisabeth Nutter, 18, Joseph Newton

A-level results day has arrived and thousands of young people across Wigan Borough will find out how well they did in their exams.Initial reports from Wigan Borough’s schools and colleges indicate a really positive picture, with a very high percentage of students achieving pass rates at both A Level and equivalent qualifications.

Confirmation of final pass rates will be available when it is released nationally in November.

Councillor Jenny Bullen, portfolio holder for children and young people, said: “I’d like to congratulate everyone who has received their results today. I hope that the hard work our young people have put into their studies, will have earned them the results they wished for.

“It is also important to recognise the support our young people have received through their dedicated teachers, support staff and families, who have positively contributed to their student’s future.

“We do recognise however, that not everything is that straightforward and for any young person who did not achieve the results they expected, it can be an extremely challenging time. But please be assured, you are not alone, there is a wide range of support available to assist you including directly from your school or college.”

Advisers will be based in the Wigan Life Centre and Leigh Life Centre (now based in Leigh library) if young people wish to come down and speak to them.

There will be two further events to discuss training, education and career options. These will take place in Wigan town centre on Standishgate on Friday the 25th of August from 12.00pm until 3.00pm and in Leigh town centre on Bradshawgate on Tuesday the 28th of August from 12.00-3.00pm.

An NHS Public Health Traineeship event is being held at Wigan and Leigh College on Wednesday the 29th August from 10.00am.

You can access free support from Wigan Council’s Aspiring Futures team by emailing [email protected] or call 01942 828801.