Record number of Thurrock students receive A-Level and vocational results

THURROCK students are celebrating another successful year of A-Level and vocational results after the provisional results were announced on Thursday 15 August.

This year, the number of students taking their A-Levels increased by 31% compared to 2018 and there was a 61% increase in students taking vocational qualifications this year in comparison to 2018.

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Cllr James Halden, Cabinet Member for Education and Health, visited South Essex College, Grays Campus, on results day to congratulate those who had received their BTEC results. He said: “Speaking to students, it’s inspiring to hear the ambition and drive our young people have to take their skills based qualifications and go into further education and employment building a successful future.

“Once again, our students across the borough have achieved some truly spectacular A-Level and vocational results. It’s great to see an increase in the number of students taking higher education. Everyone who received their results last Thursday should be proud of the work they have put into achieving them.

“These results form the foundation of their careers, helping to inform the educational and vocational routes that they can take to further success. I wish all our students the very best of luck for the future.”

Thurrock Careers offers impartial information advice and guidance about future career pathways. A personal adviser is available to provide support and give advice to young people through the Inspire Youth Hub in Grays. For more information, go to

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