AROUND 6,000 students received A level results yesterday.
Warwickshire County Council has recognised the ‘unique’ result day, with students having studied for two years in preparation for exams and not taking them due to coronavirus.
Council spokesman for education, Colin Hayfield said: I would like to acknowledge the determination and effort of each and every young person in Warwickshire who collected their results yesterday. Our students have worked very hard over the past two years and shown resilience in these unprecedented circumstances. The pandemic has meant that not only have they missed taking their exams, but they’ve also missed out on the celebrations and rites of passage that go along with finishing school.“
“Students who have attained further education qualifications such as the International Baccalaureate, BTECs, apprenticeships and other vocational qualifications, should also be recognised for their achievements.”
“I would also like to thank all of the leadership and teaching staff for their hard work and dedication to their students, this year more than ever before. The support from parents and carers has also been vital, particularly over the final months of the school year, in contributing to each student’s progress, so they must also be thanked today.”
“I wish everyone success as they embark on the next stage of their lives, in whatever pathway they choose next, whether it be entering the world of work or continuing full-time studies at universities and colleges. Some will doubtless combine the two by taking up an apprenticeship. These can give the best of both worlds, allowing young people to gain skills that are of great value to employers, while being paid for their contributions to the organisations that they have joined.”
Those who did not achieve the results they hoped for can visit prospectsnow.me for advice.