Well done to all our students – we’re proud of you!

We’re congratulating thousands of local students on their achievements in a year of “uncertainty and distress”.

A–Level and GCSE exams could not take place this summer due to Covid-19, but all grades have been published in the last week.

Cllr Carole Pattison, Kirklees Cabinet member for Learning, Aspiration and Communities, said:

“We are proud of our young people and we want to say a massive ‘well done’. The last few months have been totally unprecedented for schools, colleges, students and their families. It has been a hugely worrying time for all concerned.

The ever-changing picture of how grades would be awarded, which has only just been settled by central government, made a difficult situation even worse. This caused uncertainty and distress because it was always critical that our students got the results they deserved.

Exams are normally the natural conclusion to years of hard work, not just from young people themselves but from their teachers and support staff, their friends and relatives. Having exams cancelled due to Covid-19 was very difficult, but we’re pleased that the expertise of Kirklees schools and colleges has been used to determine this year’s results. Students need the grades they are entitled to, in the fairest possible way, so that they can pursue the next step in their lives.”

Cllr Viv Kendrick, Cabinet member for Children, said:

“We know there have been many excellent outcomes for young people and I want to thank schools and colleges throughout Kirklees. They have done superb work before and during the pandemic so that thousands of young people are equipped to fulfil their potential.

“Whatever the circumstances, we aim high for our young people. We support them to aspire and achieve and we look forward to seeing them flourish, both now and in the future.”

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