We're sending our best wishes to the hundreds of young people across Medway who will receive their GCSE exam results today.
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.
The Education Hub also has a blog post available about all things GCSE.
Wishing all young people the very best
Cllr Martin Potter, Medway Council’s Portfolio Holder for Education and Schools, said: “GCSEs are the first step in young people’s future career paths and I would like to say a huge well done to pupils across Medway on their results. I would also like to thank the staff across Medway schools for their dedication and support, and I wish all young people the very best as they enter the next phase of their education, start an apprenticeship or begin full-time employment.”
Well done for your incredibly hard work
Cllr Josie Iles, Medway Council’s Lead Member for Children’s Services, said: “I should like to wish the very best of luck to the young people across Medway who will be receiving their GCSE results today. It is an exciting but nerve-wracking time and we want to remind young people, especially those who may not receive the grades they were expecting, that support is available. We would advise pupils to talk to their schools in the first instance, but our Information Advice and Guidance team is also providing advice and support. Best wishes to everyone and very well done for your incredibly hard work.”
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 and guidance
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.
There are plenty of higher education opportunities in Medway. Talk to your school in the first instance, or visit our IAG sessions.
MidKent College: https://www.midkent.ac.uk/
If you would like to take part in a Medway Council apprenticeship, please find out more on our website.
Mental Health support
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.