Gateshead College will be opening its doors for the first time
on GCSE results day to offer support and advice as thousands of
young people across the region get the grades that will determine
Baltic Campus will be open on August 23 to give school leavers a
chance to get advice on the courses available to them.
Gateshead College's principal Richard Thorold said: "Results day
is a stressful time so we've taken the decision to open our
facilities to give school leavers a chance to come and speak to us
face to face to find out what options they have for continuing
their studies beyond school.
"If young people don't get the grades they are expecting it can
be a very daunting experience but they shouldn't panic. Our careers
guidance team and other members of college staff will be on hand to
answer questions and provide guidance and information on the
courses we offer.
"It's also an opportunity for anyone who hasn't yet signed up
for a course or who has changed their mind about what they would
like to study."
Colleges traditionally remain closed during the summer, which
includes the GCSE results day but Gateshead College's Baltic Campus
will be open from 9am until 1pm.