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Students celebrate GCSE and GNVQ success

Date: 18/08/2008           Category: Learning and Achievement

Eagerly awaited GCSE and GNVQ results are being opened across Medway today (Thursday, 21 August) by thousands of students. Around 3,500 pupils sat exams at the beginning of the summer, with many hoping they will lead on to a place at sixth form, college, training or employment. Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services Cllr Les Wicks said: “I congratulate all our GCSE and GNVQ students who have obviously worked so hard to achieve a great result. All our teachers deserve our thanks and appreciation for their valuable contribution for the success of our students. “These students now have the chance to look at staying on into the sixth form, going into training with one of our local providers, or getting a job. Whichever they choose, they all have the opportunity to do well in life and in Medway.” Medway Council’s Director of Children and Adults Rose Collinson said: “Many congratulations to our students and very well done to their teachers and their parents and carers who supported them over the past few years, including at those tense revision times. These results are hard won and provide a very real passport to future learning and earning. “Across Medway, there are very real benefits for students because schools and other education providers work together to make sure every young person has clear pathways for progression.” Staff and pupils at Greenacre School in Walderslade Road, Walderslade, invited the media to their school to see them open their results. Headteacher Andrew Reese said the 145 pupils who sat exams should feel incredibly proud of their achievements. He said: “These results represent the best ever achieved by the school. Much credit must go to the boys who worked so hard, their extremely talented teachers and support staff who managed to get the very best out of them whilst not forgetting parents, who have actively supported the school for the past five years”. Help and advice is available from tutors and Medway Connexions. Telephone: 01634 845936, or 07843 287811, from 9am to 5pm. The telephone service will also be available from 9am to 5pm, Saturday, 23 and Sunday, 24 August and Monday, 25 August. Text: 07766 413219 Minicom: 0800 968336 Or online at: www.connexions-direct.com Medway Connexions will be Alternatively, students can contact the National Results Helpline on 0808 100 8000.