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Congratulations to GCSE students across North Northamptonshire

Schools and education

25 August 2022

Children working a school desks

North Northamptonshire Council is wishing all Year 11 pupils across the area who will be receiving their GCSE results today, 25 August 2022, the best of luck.

After a difficult few years for students, today will be an important day for many whatever the results.

It marks the start of the next stage of many young people’s lives as they move on to new challenges whether that is continuing to study at sixth form or college, moving on to an apprenticeship or other work-based learning opportunity.

I would like to congratulate all pupils receiving their GCSE results in North Northants today on the dedication and hard work they have shown in completing these exams.  Whilst receiving your GCSE results is a really important time in your life, whatever the outcome there are many exciting opportunities for all of you to continue with your learning.  

No matter what the results you receive are, there are plenty of choices for you from moving onto study A Levels to starting an apprenticeship or training scheme and whichever path you take, I am sure you will be successful. My best wishes for the future and I look forward to hearing about everything you will achieve in the coming years.
Cllr Scott Edwards, the council’s Executive Member for Children, Families, Education and Skills
On behalf of the whole council, I am extremely proud of all the young people across North Northants receiving their GCSE results today, especially with the challenges they have had to face. I would also like to thank everyone who has helped you reach this point - from your teachers through to parents and carers who have supported you throughout and, I am sure, will be proud of you no matter what your results are.Councillor Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council

Some pupils may not have received the grades they have hoped for or may still be unsure what opportunity they would like to take up in September, there are many options available and schools will be able to offer advice, guidance and support. In addition there are plenty of resources available online including information on what happens after Year 11 and Sixth Form places.

NNC are currently offering two traineeships programmes for those coming out of education and looking to gain employment skills, whilst apprenticeships are also available for those wanting to go down this route.

The Study Programme based in Kettering town centre is available as an alternative to sixth form or college.  The 6 week Empower programme starts on 12 September which will focus on helping students to build confidence and support with challenges in learning with team building activities and projects.  A 31 week programme, N’able starts in November which will focus on building skills, qualifications, attitudes and behaviours to prepare a young person for further learning and work.  For more information, please call 01604 367119 or email the Study Programme team.