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Tens of thousands of students have picked up their A-level results and learned whether they can move on to further education, training or a job.
Tonight, August 15, ITV News Tyne Tees starts with those heading to university. While the take-up here remains one of the best in the country, the number of pupils getting places at what are regarded as the top universities remains low.
Dan Ashby, our Education Correspondent, reports.
Many students are celebrating their A-level results today - but what about those who did not get the grades they wanted or those who want to start work straight away.
The 'jobs bus', a careers advice roadshow, is touring the country and arrived in Newcastle today, August 15.
There was a strong turnout of people at different stages of their careers who were offered advice on finding work. A-level students who did not make the grade were offered advice on vocational training as an alternative to university.
Thousands of apprenticeships are available for those who have just got their A-level results.
Those running the schemes say apprenticeships are now first choice for many - even for those who still want to go to prestigious universities.
Frances Read reports.
Britain's biggest teachers' union said Government education reforms will harm the prospects of disadvantaged students in the future.
After A-level results were revealed today, Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, said:
A teaching leader said he was "worried" about the huge variance in subjects chosen by girls and boys in their A-levels.
Brian Lightman, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said teachers should challenge stereotypical views:
Apprenticeships have often been seen as an alternative for those who don't want to go to university.
However, they may provide another route to get places at the most prestigious universities, including Durham and Newcastle.
Watch Frances Read's report.
Thousands of apprenticeships in our region are available for those who've just got their A-level results.
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The chief executive of Ucas said students who applied late or got lower A-level grades than expected could still choose from a large selection of courses.
Mary Curnock Cook said:
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