Sixth form students in schools and academies across Northumberland are celebrating after collecting their A-level and vocational results.
Once again A Level pass rates were very high across the county.
Daljit Lally, Northumberland’s executive director for children’s services, said: “It’s a great credit to all our students that these pass rates are so high.
“I’m sure parents are very proud of their children’s achievements and these results show that teachers have worked extremely hard to enable students to get such positive outcomes.
“We are very pleased that pass rates of students taking A-levels exams remain very high.
“But most impressive is the increase in number of students achieving higher grades particularly in vocational subjects.
“A Levels are only part of the picture and we also need to congratulate students who have completed apprenticeships or other qualifications”.
County councillor Robert Arckless, cabinet member for children’s services, said: “It is very important that the local authority translates the clear vision we have that every young person leaves school ready for further education or employment is put into practice.”
“Despite the challenges we face the authority is determined to support providers of post-16 education to reach the very highest standards for our young people.”
While information on post-16 choices is available directly from schools, colleges and universities, the National Careers Service also has detailed advice via their website https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk or via their helpline at 0800 100 900.
Northumberland’s Careers Guidance Team can also offer advice via www.northumberland.gov.uk/skills or by calling (01670) 622 799.