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August
2018
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Thousands of Oxfordshire students receive GCSE results

Relief has arrived for thousands of nervous students across Oxfordshire who opened their GCSE results today.

Every year in August GCSE results are delivered to schools and the county’s 16-year-olds learn how they fared in the exams they sat during the Spring and early Summer.

Commitment of students and teachers

Cabinet Member for Public Health and Education, Councillor Hilary Hibbert-Biles, said: “It is our great privilege as a county council to acknowledge the hard work and commitment that our young people routinely show in coming through these important exams. We also celebrate the dedication and professionalism of our teaching staff who do their best to enable children to fulfil their potential.

“The exam period is a stressful time for young people, so it’s also important to remember the role of parents and carers in supporting their children to achieve their goals.

 

 

 

 

 

Best outcomes for children

David Clarke, Deputy Director for Education, said: “Oxfordshire County Council is seeking to raise its profile in education to work closely with all of our schools in partnership and provide the best outcomes for our children and young people. We are extremely proud of the hard work and dedication that schools and academies strive to achieve through the commitment of their staff, pupils and parents.”

Next steps

While the vast majority of pupils will choose to stay on at school or further education colleges, there is also a wide range of workplace training schemes and apprenticeships available within Oxfordshire.

“Cllr Hibbert-Biles added: “If you don’t get the GCSE grades you’re hoping for our simple message to young people is not to panic - there are plenty of opportunities out there and the professional help you need to figure out what to do next. You should speak to your school, local college or get in touch with the council for help and advice.”

Throughout the results period and beyond, county council staff will be available via the web chat service on the Oxme website or over the phone (01865 328460) to talk to young people and parents about the wide range of learning and employment opportunities available in Oxfordshire, and to help with applications.

A comprehensive and validated list of results per school will, as usual be available in the Autumn from central Government – including comparisons with how Oxfordshire has fared against the national picture on key measures.

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