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Help is at hand for A-level students as result day looms
7:00am Wednesday 14th August 2013 in News
STUDENTS in Bridgwater are being advised to keep calm if they don't achieve the A-level results they expect tomorrow.
The thousands of students at Bridgwater College and other colleges across Somerset awaiting their results are being reminded that help is at hand.
Virginia Reeves, of apprenticeship specialists HIT Training, said: “Don't wait until results day to start thinking about the rest of your life.
“Get your plans in place now so that you have a choice of paths to follow.
“University is far from the only option for school leavers, especially now in the face of tuition fees of up to £9,000 a year and rising graduate unemployment figures.
“There are now more options than ever for school leavers seeking an alternative to full-time study and plenty of alternative and cheaper routes into work for those unsure about going to Uni or taking on student loans and building up huge debts.
“Apprenticeships are a smart way to gain qualifications and 'earn while you learn' because they provide real hands-on work experience, a paid job and promotion possibilities from day one.
“Don't panic if you're unsure about going on to further education, or if you don't get the grades you wanted.”
Visit this website tomorrow for live coverage of A-level results day.