THE LONG wait is over for students across Bromsgrove who received their GCSE results today.
The Government announced pupils would receive the higher of their grade between their centre assessed result and exam board calculated grade.
It has been a tough year for the class of 2020 with the Covid-19 pandemic meaning they missed out on more than three months worth of face-to-face teaching their predecessors would have enjoyed.
In light of that high school heads have been praising their staff and students’ efforts in what has been an unprecedented academic and exam year.
Nick Gibson, headteacher at North Bromsgrove High School said: “Our students and staff should feel very proud especially in light of the recent challenges.
“The school shares the success of these results with the students who worked hard to achieve their targets and the magnificent support of our staff and our parents.
“Schools do not succeed in isolation, and any credit should be shared equally with our North family.
“These results complement our Sixth-Form A-Level grades released last week and virtually all achieved results to gain places to enter our Sixth-Form or pursue their chosen Post -6 pathway.
“Such achievements reflect the high expectations we have of our students, the professional commitment of our staff, the support and leadership of the governing body and, last but certainly not least, the brilliant endeavours of our students.”
South Bromsgrove High School head Chris Smith said, “The results that students received today are a testament to their hard work and perseverance over a number of years of schooling.
“After a worrying time, we are relieved to be able to release grades to students today and are delighted that so many of them are either returning to our sixth form or continuing their studies elsewhere.
“This has been a challenging year for our Year 11 students, but we are proud of the resilience they have shown and we wish them well in their futures.”
The class of 2020 and their teaching staff have also received praise from Worcestershire County Council’s cabinet member for education and skills Coun Marcus Hart.
He said: “Congratulations to all of our Worcestershire students on their GCSE results during this extraordinary school year.
“This has been a difficult situation for students and school staff alike yet you should all be incredibly proud of your achievements.
“Remember there is careers advice and support available to help you shape your future.”
Worcestershire County Council has also vowed to help students with their next steps in the coming weeks, whether it is in a new phase of education or training.
Careers Worcs is running a webinar following exam results day for students who have not received the grades they were expecting, or for those who are still unsure of the pathway they would like to take in September.
The webinar will inform students of all their options with all the information needed to decide on their next steps.
It takes place from 11am to midday on Monday, August 24.
Click here to book onto the webinar.
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