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Support available to Renfrewshire students depending on exam results

Renfrewshire students are receiving support from career advisors after yesterday's exam results.

Hundreds of students across the country turned to Skills Development Scotland (SDS) for advice on UK colleges and universities, verification and settlement, apprenticeships, jobs, volunteering and back-to-school options for Scottish students. ) calling the helpline. , guardians, caregivers.

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Paisley-based SDS West Regional Career Advisor Jennifer Whelan said: To become an important and in-demand service that supports young people and their families. It will be a really disturbing time for many.

More than 70% of her 500 calls she received on her first day were from students, and her 44% of those who called were lower than expected, according to the SDS. I was calling because of my grades.

While more than 30% of her options discussed were related to the appeals process, the rest were primarily seeking guidance on course options at college or the vast range currently available. I wanted to know more about the apprenticeship system. Scotland.

Jennifer added, It is a true privilege to be able to help young people explore their options. I feel like you really make a difference.

She also noted that employment assistance services for people in the West of Scotland are available from her SDS throughout her year, and that a wider range of services are available for all, not just school dropouts. Enthusiastically pointed out that it is aimed at people of all ages.

"Walking through career centers in Burhead, Clydebank, Dumbarton, Glasgow, Greenock, Kirkintilloch and Paisley covering the West of Scotland.

"Customers You can get information, advice and guidance on jobs, the local labor market, training programs, apprenticeships, how to prepare for interviews, and support with resumes and applications.”

said overall results for S4 students at the National 4 and National 5 levels were similar to those during the pandemic and higher than the results of the last exam in 2019.

S5 improved reach across almost every metric since 2019.

More than one-third of her students won three or more of her awards at the higher level.

Meanwhile, a quarter of S6 students achieved a passing grade at the Advance Higher level.

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