'A day like no other' for those receiving GCSE results - The Leamington Observer

'A day like no other' for those receiving GCSE results

Leamington Editorial 21st Aug, 2020   0

THOUSANDS of pupils across Warwickshire have received their GCSE results.

And Warwickshire County Council said it was a ‘day like no other’ after pupils studied for two years in preparation and then did not take exams due to the pandemic.

Council education spokesman Colin Hayfield said: “I would like to acknowledge the determination and effort of each and every young person in Warwickshire who receive their results today. Our students have worked very hard over the past two years and have shown great character and resilience in these challenging times. The impact of the pandemic has meant that not only have they missed taking their exams, but they’ve also missed out on celebrations and rites of passage that go along with finishing this stage of their education.

“I would like to thank all of the leadership and teaching staff for their hard work and dedication to their students. We must also thank parents and carers whose support and encouragement has also been vital, particularly over the final months of the school year, in contributing to each student’s progress.

“I wish everyone success as they embark on the next stage of their education in whatever pathway they choose next, whether it be continuing full-time studies at schools or colleges, taking up an apprenticeship or some other form of education or training.”

Some pupils did not receive BTEC results which are expected next week following a last-minute decision for regrading by government.

For careers guidance visit  prospectsnow.me and for apprenticeship support visit www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch.


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