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It's results day for thousand of Yorkshire's A-Level students

It's results day for thousand of Yorkshire's A-Level students

8:22am 19th August 2010
(Updated 8:46am 20th August 2010)

The wait's finally over for thousands of Yorkshire's students.

Nationally a quarter of a million pupils opened their A Level results this morning after an anxious wait.

2010 has seen another record breaking set of results with the overall pass rate rising for the 28th year in a row.

1 in 12 exams were awarded the new top A-star grade; exceeding predictions.

More than 1 in 4 achieved an 'A' grade with traditional subjects such as English, Maths and History still firm favourites.

Minster FM's Tracy Gee went out to York College earlier. Here's some of the success stories:

    Amy Parkin

    Charlie and Ben

    Kerry

   Proud Parents of York College Student

    Shannon

    Alex (achieved 4 A*, in the top 5% in the country)

    Amy George

   Caroline Hoe

    Helen

But not everyone's celebrating today as some are struggling to find a university place.

Uni's are facing cuts in funding and therefore fewer places are available and the clearing process is expected to be intensely competitive.

If you're still unsure or want to talk through your options Connexions careers advisers in schools and colleges and Connexions advisers in the IYS hubs are there to help and support you with:

  • Option and career path choices including university
  • College course details
  • Apprenticeship applications
  • Foundation learning (E2E)
  • Writing you personal statement
  • Writing CVs
  • Job vacancies
  • Interview Techniques.
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