We're sending our best wishes to the hundreds of young people across Medway who will receive their exam results over the next few weeks.
Whether you got the grades you expected or not, there are lots of options available to you.
If you need help or advice around your exam results or next steps, you can call the National Careers Service helpline to chat to a careers adviser on 0800 100 900 or find out more on their website.
Wish you all the very best of luck
Cllr Josie Iles, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services, said: “Hundreds of young people across Medway will be receiving their A Level results this week and I would like to wish them the very best of luck. We know that this is an exciting time to figure out next steps, whether that is going forward with further education, work, or apprenticeships.
“Our young people have been amazing. They have shown resilience and perseverance through an unprecedented and challenging time. They have ambitiously continued their studies to succeed and they should be immensely proud of themselves. Well done to all the pupils in Medway and good wishes to all for a thriving and happy future.
"Should any pupil be unhappy with their results, or are unsure of what to do next, we would advise them to talk to their school in the first instance, but our Information Advice and Guidance team is also available to provide support to young people in Medway. The support we offer is part of our aspiration to become a child-friendly city, putting our children and young people at the heart of everything we do.”
Although your own school will be able to help you in the first instance, we have advice and guidance available to support young people in the Medway area:
Information, advice and guidance (IAG) sessions offer advice and support 16 and 17 year olds in Medway. This support includes:
- career advice
- job search and application help
- CV and interview skills
- finding and applying for an apprenticeship
- applying for college or sixth form
- finding a training course.
Be Yourself is a free employability programme for young people who are not in education, employment or training. This programme helps young people find employment or return to education or training. Find out more.
If you are looking to go to university, or if you’re unsure and what to find out more, the UCAS website has a wide variety of information about options available.
There are also higher education options in Medway:
University of Kent: kent.ac.uk/locations/medway
University of Greenwich: gre.ac.uk/about-us/campus/medway
Canterbury Christ Church University: canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/student-life/our-locations/medway-campus
MidKent College: midkent.ac.uk/
If you would like to take part in a Medway Council apprenticeship, please find out more on our website.
If you are still unsure of what to do after you get your results and about next steps, you can call the National Careers Service helpline to chat to a careers adviser on 0800 100 900 or find out more on their website.
It is a good time to remind young people that Kooth is available to Kent and Medway young people. Kooth offer online counselling support as well as published advice, guidance and resources to help young people with emotional wellbeing and mental health. Kooth is free, safe and anonymous.
Our A Better Medway service also has mental health support available, including stress related tips.