Helping hand on results day 

16/08/10

On Thursday (August 19) pupils in Bolton’s schools and colleges will discover their A-level results, with GCSE grades out the following Tuesday (August 24).

Whether pupils are thrilled or disappointed with their results, Bolton Council’s Connexions team can help them to make important decisions about their next steps.

Personal advisers will be available at all high schools in Bolton on results days and will provide expert and confidential advice, guidance and support to any young people who may want to rethink their plans.

Alternatively students and their parents or carers can come to the Connexions offices in the town centre or telephone the service.

Students that narrowly miss their expected grades are advised to attend their enrolment appointments to discuss their circumstances as alternatives may be offered.

For students who want to rethink their options, personal advisers can help by providing information and advice on all available choices including other qualifications and courses, apprenticeships, employment and training.

Advisers can also help teenagers to access specialist local services designed to help them cope with issues including accommodation, finance, health and leisure, parenting and relationships.

Councillor Ebrahim Adia, Bolton Council’s Executive Member for Children’s Services, said: “Getting exam results can be a worrying time for young people, and although many will be celebrating, some will need the support and advice that Connexions staff provide.

“I would encourage any pupils, parents or carers who need advice to speak to a personal adviser to make sure that they are aware of all their options.”

To contact Connexions, call the offices, visit the website or pop into the Connexions centre at The Wellsprings, Le Mans Crescent.

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