Help for worried GCSE pupils
AS GCSE pupils anxiously await their results on Thursday, help is at hand from the county council offering advice on what to do next.
Drop-in events organised by the council's Youth Support Team will take place around Gloucester and the Forest of Dean for pupils in need of support.
About 7,000 young people in Gloucestershire schools took GCSEs this year, most of them at the end of their fifth year of secondary school.
Last year, 62 per cent of pupils achieved at least five GCSE passes at grades A*-C, including English and Maths.
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Andrew Webster, guidance manager, said: "Exam results can change a young person's possibilities for the future immensely.
"Finding out where to turn to get help with making or changing decisions on what training, education and ultimately which career to pursue can be daunting."
Drop-in events will be held at 92 Westgate Street from Monday to Friday from 1-4pm, Cinderford library on Tuesday from 1-3pm and Lydney library on Friday from 1-3pm.
Call the results day helpline on 01452 426900 or e-mail email@example.com for support and advice.