County leaders praise Suffolk's students

COUNTY leaders today joined in congratulating A-level students on their results, with another excellent set of pass rates.

COUNTY leaders today joined in congratulating A Level students on their results, with another excellent set of pass rates.

Patricia O'Brien, portfolio holder for Children, Schools and Young People's Services at Suffolk County Council, said: “I would like to congratulate all those students who have put in so much hard work and effort into their studies and have achieved good results.

“My thanks also go to teachers, parents, friends and other supporters who have helped and encouraged those young people.

“I would also like to congratulate young people who studied hard for advanced vocational qualifications and are also getting their results now. It is so important that all young people are encouraged to reach their full potential, and vocational qualifications are equally important in achieving a fulfilling career."

Now University Campus Suffolk has opened its doors, some A Level students will be continuing their education at a dedicated higher education institution in the county.

Mrs O'Brien said: "I believe that having the option of studying at a university in the county offers a great benefit to the young people who have just received their results.

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“I hope a university campus in Suffolk will encourage more students to continue with their education."

Suffolk Youth and Connexions has teamed up with local radio stations across the county to promote the help, advice and guidance it offers to young people to make best use of their results.

For more information, young people, their parents and carers can also log onto the Youth and Connexions website at www.thesource.me.uk or alternatively phone the freephone number on 0800 0854448.