GCSE students in Redditch have been congratulated on their exam results by Worcestershire County Council.
Councillor Marcus Hart, the county’s cabinet member for education and skills, praised the hard work of students and school staff in this most difficult of years.
Students across the county faced a disrupted year due to the pandemic and were receiving grades awarded by teachers after being unable to sit exams.
Across the country the proportion of pupils being awarded grades 7,8 and 9 went from 21.9 per cent last year to 27.6 per cent this year.
“Congratulations to all of our Worcestershire students on their GCSE results during this extraordinary school year,” said Coun Hart.
“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.”
Teachers’ estimates were being awarded to students after a change announced by the Government.
Whether you are still unsure about your options or raring to start your next chapter in a few weeks time, the County Council is sharing advice and guidance for those that may need it.
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.
It aims to inform students of all their options with all the information needed to decide on their next steps.
The webinar is on Monday, August 24, from 11am to 12pm.
To book on to a webinar, visit the dedicated booking pages for the Next Steps webinars.
IN Alcester, the acting headteacher at St Benedict’s Catholic High School Andrew Madden said: “We wish our Year 11 students huge congratulations on a superb set of results which are reflective of their hard work and commitment.
“We know this has been an incredibly challenging time for students and we have been so impressed with their maturity and resilience.
“There have been some very strong results that students should quite rightly feel proud of.
“Despite the disruption that students have faced this year, these results will provide an excellent foundation from which to make their next steps into further education or training.
“Although this is a results day like no other, we hope that all our students will take a moment to stand back and reflect on their achievements. All the teachers and staff at St Benedict’s are proud of them and wish them all the best for their future endeavours.”