It has been an extraordinary year by anyone’s estimation and young people have been affected significantly – so ahead of the A-level and GCSE results being announced, Cheshire East Council is paying tribute to them.
The council hopes that young people get the results they deserve and that they are able to progress with the next steps in their life journey. It is also very important to recognise the outstanding work of schools and colleges across Cheshire East to best support students to complete revised assessment arrangements this year under extremely challenging circumstances.
The positive attitude that staff have shown in working in circumstances that nobody could have predicted at the start of the year, has been nothing short of exemplary and the role that parents and carers have played in supporting that effort is something that they should also be very proud of.
Councillor Kathryn Flavell, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for children and families, said: “I am particularly proud of all the young people of Cheshire East, who have had to significantly adapt their learning approaches in order to complete their courses to the best of their abilities.
“This can be an anxious time of year for young people and this year has been challenging for everybody, especially with regards to the uncertainty of assessment arrangements. I want to thank all staff, who have worked tirelessly to support our pupils and the young people themselves, who have studied hard to achieve their potential.
“I also want to thank family members and friends, who have had an increased role at home in supporting both academic learning and the wellbeing of young people. I really hope young people get results that enable them to progress into their chosen next phase of education, apprenticeship, training or employment.”
This year the council will not be able to provide results information collectively across Cheshire East. Neither will individual schools and colleges be able to provide A-level or GCSE results, due to the impact of Covid-19 on arrangements for national examinations.
Schools and colleges will offer support and advice on next steps based on students’ results. Young people can also contact the council’s youth support service via this online form or by visiting www.cheshireeast.gov.uk and searching for ‘youth support’, which can advise on the opportunities that are available.