Students encouraged to take next steps to success

Date published: 03 August 2021

Oldham Council is encouraging students who are receiving their A-Level and GCSE results to take their Next Steps, whatever the results may be.

Exam results day is always a worrying time, and this year, many students across Oldham have missed a large chunk of their education due to the ongoing pandemic, which may lead to more anxiety about the all-important results.

To help school and college leavers to take their next steps Oldham Council have put together a comprehensive webpage which includes a range of information on what to do after results day.  The page includes links to guidance on what to expect on the day, information for care leavers, links to colleges across Greater Manchester, advice on finding work, links to various student mental health services and advice for parents.  

Councillor Shaid Mushtaq, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills said: “We’d like to congratulate all our pupils who after years of hard work and dedication and through the challenges of the pandemic, have achieved the GCSE grades they require.

“GCSEs are an important part of a young person’s education and getting results is a significant occasion in their lives and now is the time for them to think about their next steps.  

“Whether they were what you wanted or not, there’s so many opportunities in Oldham, as well as the fantastic support services available through your school, college and partners such as Positive Steps and Get Oldham Working that can help.

“We will continue to work in partnership with our schools, colleges and partners to find ways we can best support Oldham’s young people.”

“Finally, we’d also like to thank the parent/carers, teachers, governors and staff who have supported our young people during this last year. Oldham Council is committed to working in partnership with all schools and academies to ensure the very best for all young people in the borough.”

The webpage is available at

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