The publication of GCSE, AS and A level results this week marks the end of a very challenging period for our pupils, staff and parents. I would like to commend our pupils who have adapted admirably to new ways of learning through the two periods of school closure and individual times of isolation, managed the pressure of the alternative method of grading that was implemented and learned to seek and take advice. I would like to thank the teaching staff who have undertaken the significant responsibility of assessing and submitting grades following the cancellation of public examinations and completed this task with professionalism and integrity.
Congratulations to all of our pupils on their achievements and good luck to them as they progress to the next stage of their education or employment. The resilience and maturity that they have developed since March 2020 will, undoubtedly, stand them in good stead as they embark on the next chapter in their lives.
I very much hope that the 2021 – 22 academic year will see a return to more normal patterns of delivery of education and that public examinations are able to proceed as the fairest and most objective way of assessing pupil outcomes.