Make UK comments on the recent GCSE results

Published:  30 August, 2022

Jamie Cater, senior policy manager Make UK said:

“Despite difficult and unusual circumstances coming out of the pandemic period, today’s GCSE results are to be celebrated. It is heartening to see that overall achievement of the top grades across all STEM subjects is higher than before the pandemic and, in particular, the number of girls choosing to study subjects such as science and engineering has risen once again to a new high.

“This is encouraging news for manufacturers, who are eager to welcome the next generation of talent into their workplaces, and continue to make opportunities open and available to those finishing their GCSEs who want to combine their further study with high-quality on-the-job training.

“There are a range of great options for those receiving their results today to progress further in education and training, whether by moving into an apprenticeship, choosing A Levels or taking the new T Level route, where a number of new qualifications in engineering and manufacturing are available from this September. There are plenty of choices which provide the chance to continue learning while gaining valuable industry experience and the first steps towards a future career in engineering and manufacturing.”

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