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ASDAN congratulates A-level students on their results

ASDAN congratulates A-level students on their results

Kath Grant, Director of Education at ASDAN, one of the UK’s largest providers of skills-based programmes and qualifications, said:

“We whole heartedly congratulate this year’s A-level students on their results. They, and their teachers, will have worked exceptionally hard for the past two years, and their achievements should be commended.

“Many of these students will also have made significant steps in their personal development. Too often these ‘soft’ skills are not given the recognition they deserve but these are the attributes that make us human. These personal skills enable young people to grow into well rounded and balanced individuals, who will flourish in adulthood and become contributing members of society, as they move on to university, go into employment as school leavers, or follow apprenticeships.

“In particular, I would like to congratulate the students who have achieved in our own qualifications, notably the Level 3 Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE), which is a substantial commitment and draws together interpersonal, study and life skills.

“We welcome the increased engagement of young women in STEM subjects in Northern Ireland in particular, but we note with concern the decline in entries in subjects that fall outside the EBacc, such as Design and Technology, Art and PE.

“As Britain begins to carve out a new economic future, we will need more and more young people with a combination of academic and skills-based achievements. Our future relies on them.”