The Prince's Trust report's key findings for Wales include:
- young people with fewer than five GCSEs are almost twice as likely to believe they will "never amount to anything"
- more than a quarter admit they will always feel inferior to those who did better at school
- one in ten feel their exam results will always hold them back
Thousands of young people's ambitions are crushed by exam results each year. Those with fewer than five GCSEs are almost twice as likely as their peers to believe that they will 'never amount to anything.' Many of these young people have faced problems at home or bullying at school, so their exam results don't reflect their true potential.
We need to do more to support those who are not academically successful, helping them develop vocational skills. Government, employers and charities must work together to get them into jobs. We need to show young people living here in Wales that they can be a success, even if they don't get five good GCSEs.
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