Students in South Tyneside were discovering their fate today as A-level results are handed out.
Hundreds of students across the borough will be heading to their sixth forms and colleges to find out their grades and if they’ve landed a spot at their chosen university.
Teachers and pupils should be congratulated without reservation for what they have achieved.Chris Keates, general secretary of the NASUWT
Chris Keates, general secretary of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union in the UK, said: “The publication of this year’s A-levels results will once again be against a backdrop of uncertainty, not only from the impact of recent qualification reforms, but also amidst the now seemingly annual ritual of claims about inaccurate marking and questionable standards.
“Every year young people and teachers who have worked hard throughout the course see their efforts undermined by those who wish to detract from the achievements of our public education system which delivers, year on year, world-class standards of education.
“Teachers and pupils should be congratulated without reservation for what they have achieved.”
UCAS, the UK’s shared admissions service for higher education, says that applicants can log onto its websites from 8am today to see if their university place has been confirmed.
Those not heading to university are being encouraged by the National Apprenticeship Service to consider the scheme.
There has been a recent boost in the North East with 26,700 apprenticeships beginning in the region since August, last year.
Free information and advice is available to young people from the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.