Early analysis of A-level results in Lancashire point to a strong performance from the county’s students.
While the full picture is not yet known, Lancashire appears have performed broadly in line with the rest of England.
County Councillor Jayne Rear, Lancashire County Council’s cabinet member for education and skills, has congratulated students.
Cllr Rear said: “I’d like to congratulate all our students for their hard work over the past two years, and thank the teaching staff who have supported them during these turbulent times.
“It is important to acknowledge that these young people are the first to sit formal exams since the start of the pandemic. They have shown tremendous resilience in the face of adversity, and should be incredibly proud of themselves, regardless of their A-level results.
“If you did not get the grades you wanted or expected, then please do not think all is lost. You do have options and there is help available.
“I wish our young people every success as they enter this next chapter in their lives, wherever that may be.”
Advice and support are available for young people whose results aren’t as hoped for. Young people are urged to contact the university or higher education provider they had planned to attend and discuss the options available to them.
Anyone who is not happy with their grades is advised to ask their school sixth form or college about their appeals process.
Students can also contact Talkzone, part of Lancashire County Council’s youth services. Talkzone has trained advisers who can talk to students, in confidence, about their exam results and anything else that might be concerning them.
The service can be accessed by telephone, email, text and webtalk. It is available from 2pm to 10pm every day, including weekends and Bank Holidays.
Young people can call Talkzone on 0800 511 111, text on 07786 511 111 or email email@example.com