Congratulations to students receiving their GCSE results

24 August 2023

Thurrock students are celebrating after they received their GCSE results today, Thursday 24 August 2023.

Cllr Adam Carter, Cabinet Member for Education, said: "This morning I visited Ormiston Park Academy and Harris Academy Ockendon. I met students receiving their GCSE results and it was wonderful to speak with young people about their grades and what their planned next steps and aspirations are.

"I used the Inspire Youth Hub as a teenager, so I know from personal experience just how good the Careers Advisers are, and how much help they can offer. Having visited again recently I was delighted to see that a new generation of young people have access to the fantastic help and advice that was so important to me.

"If you are aged between 16 and 25 years-old our Career Advisers are on hand at the Inspire Youth Hub to provide free help and advice, especially to anyone who is not sure what to do next after getting their A-level or GCSE results. Alternatively you can make an appointment with one of our Careers Advisers to get one-to-one guidance to help you onto the first rung of your career ladder

"With so many options and opportunities out there it can be overwhelming but our Careers Advisers are on hand to help you explore your passions, your skills and what you're good at, and from there see what jobs, training or careers could suit you best – throughout Thurrock and beyond, and across many different sectors.

"There is no need to wrestle with uncertainty, our Careers Advisers are here to share their expertise with you and make sure that you get on the right path to make the most of the opportunities which are in front of you. It was certainly a huge help for me."

Inspire Youth Hub Careers Advisers offer free help for young people in making their next steps, supporting them to discover a world of further education, training, apprenticeships and job opportunities.

Anyone aged 16 to 25 years-old is welcome to drop in to Inspire Youth Hub, 24-28 Orsett Road, Grays from Tuesday to Friday, or contact the team in advance to have a conversation or make an appointment.

For more information, go to the Inspire Youth Hub web page at

Photo below: Cllr Adam Carter meets young people who have just got their GCSE results.