Students welcomed into school to get their A Level results
This year’s A Level results day was more than a little different to usual this year, as no exams were allowed to take place, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Sean Keogh, head of school at Hall Park Academy, said: “Staff at Hall Park Academy in Eastwood were delighted to welcome Year 13 students into school to receive their results and support individual students in securing their chosen next steps in their academic studies at institutions as far afield as Oklahoma and Belfast, as well as universities across England, with other students continuing to be supported in securing apprenticeships and employment.
"All staff look forward greatly to formally celebrating these very well deserved results with these students at a time when it is safe to do so.”
The process for deciding a student’s grade was set by Ofqual, the government’s body for regulating exams.
For each student, schools and colleges provided a 'centre assessment grade' for each subject, the grade they would be most likely to have achieved had exams gone ahead, taking into account a range of evidence including, for example, non-exam assessment and mock exam results.
Coun Philip Owen, Nottinghamshire County Council's committee chairman for children and young people’s services, said: "I would like to congratulate all young people who have worked so hard to achieve their good results.
"This year, in particular, the sustained hard work of students will have been reflected in their final results, agreed with exam boards primarily through teacher assessment.
"Students in 2020 should be commended for their resilience and they should be proud of their achievements.
"I am aware of how the restrictions of the past five months may have impacted on the emotional wellbeing of some students who may feel that these restrictions could hinder their opportunities in the future.
"The council’s services have worked with schools and other partners to develop nationally-recognised resources to support the wellbeing of our young people.
"As schools and colleges return in September, my view is that student wellbeing should remain at the forefront of what can be expected for our young people.”
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