Posted on Tuesday 10th August 2021
A-Level students are being praised for their resilience throughout the last year, as they pick up their results.
For the second year running, traditional A-Level exams have not taken place due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Grades have instead been determined by teacher assessments based on mock exams and coursework.
In a year that has seen many challenges for school and college students, including time spent learning at home due to class bubbles having to isolate, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education Jonathan Price has praised students’ resilience.
“Whatever their results today, A-Level students should be proud of themselves. They have coped with huge changes in school or college, and disruptions to learning as bubbles have had to close and pupils have had to isolate. It’s worth noting that these students have had almost 2 school years learning under pandemic restrictions.
“The pressures schools, colleges and students have faced over the past year have been well documented, but what is perhaps less well documented is how resilient our schools, colleges and their students have been throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. They have coped with everything that has been thrown at them, and can be rightly proud of their achievements as they pick up their A-Level results today.
“To every student picking up their A-Level results today, I want to wish them all the best for the future, whether that’s going to university, further study or entering the world of work. This year has been very difficult for everyone, but I am proud of the way Staffordshire schools, colleges and students have risen to the challenge.”
All schools and colleges will have communicated to students how to collect their exam results, whether by email, online portal or in person from the school/ college itself.