Thousands of Hampshire students are receiving the results of their hard work towards A-level, technical, vocational and apprenticeship qualifications today – and Hampshire County Council would like to congratulate all of them for their hard work and dedication.

Cllr Steve Forster, the council’s cabinet member for education, said: “On behalf of the county council and myself, I would like to congratulate Hampshire’s brilliant post-16 students for their hard work and determination.  

“I would also like to extend my thanks to the parents and carers, and the many wonderful teachers and tutors in our colleges, sixth forms and training providers, who have supported young people as they have worked towards these qualifications.

"For those young people wondering how to take the next steps towards their careers after their results, the county council can offer a range of support and advice.”  

Any young person who needs help or advice on next steps to take after their exam results can speak to their school, college or sixth form's careers adviser or contact Hampshire Futures – the council’s careers advice service for young people.  

The Hampshire Futures exam results service is open until 3pm today and a team of friendly qualified careers advisers is on hand to help. They can be contacted on 0370 779 6122, or at [email protected]

Full advice and information on options including applying for higher apprenticeship choices, moving on to university, applying for employment and a wide range of other careers information can also be found on the Hampshire Futures website.

The site includes links to useful resources and other websites, as well as short videos on a range of careers advice issues, including information for young people with special educational needs who are moving into the workforce.

Students who may be feeling uncertain, anxious or stressed about the future as they prepare to move on to university, employment or other training can also find details of a range of support to look after their wellbeing on the Hampshire Futures site.  For 24/7 access to mental health support, text SHOUT to 85258 or call Childline on 0800 1111.

The council expects to have the full picture of results achieved by post-16 students who sat examinations this year in early 2024, when the final and validated data is published by the Department for Education.