Cabinet member welcomes Government announcement on exam results

Education schools and colleges Published Monday, 17th August 2020

Worcestershire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, Marcus Hart, has welcomed today’s announcement about A Level and GCSE results.

 

The Education Secretary Gavin Williamson this afternoon released a statement that said all students who took GCSEs and A-Levels will now receive the grades given to them by their teachers using data collated earlier in the academic year.

A-Level students received their exam results last Thursday and GCSE students will receive theirs this week. 

Councillor Hart said: “Today’s announcement provides clarity and fairness for our students and teachers who have been anxiously waiting to hear about exam results during the summer break.

“It provides a much-needed sense of certainty for students during an academic year which has brought challenges like no other. This school year has seen lots of changes due to this unprecedented pandemic but one thing that will not change is the support given to our students once they receive their results as they take their next steps on the career ladder.

“I would like to wish all of our Worcestershire students the best of luck for results day and whatever they go onto afterwards. I’d also like to thank all of our students and teachers for their extraordinary efforts during an extremely tough academic year.”

Teachers' estimates will be awarded to students now unless the computer algorithm gave a higher grade.

Careers Worcs is running webinars following exam results days 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.

The webinars will inform students of all their options including apprenticeships, further education and higher education opportunities and provide them with all the information needed to decide on their next steps. The webinars are being delivered on the following days:

Wed 19th August @ 12NOON – 1PM

Mon 24th August @ 11AM - 12NOON

To book on to a webinar, visit the dedicated booking pages for the Next Steps webinars.

Students can also access free information, advice and guidance by contacting Careers Worcs on 0300 666 3 666 or emailing careersworcs@worcestershire.gov.uk