It’s a day for celebration for pupils from across Bracknell Forest as they receive their long awaited GCSE results, despite the unprecedented circumstances they have faced.
Following Monday’s announcement by the Department for Education, it has been confirmed that Year 11 pupils will be awarded their centre assessment grades this year. These assessments are carefully considered judgements based on a robust range of evidence generated by their schools during the first 18 months of GCSE study.
Schools across Bracknell Forest have worked tirelessly to support their pupils and make sure they have been rewarded with the results they have worked exceptionally hard to achieve. These pupils now have the critical qualifications they need to progress to their next steps in education, employment or training.
Cllr Gareth Barnard, executive member for Children, Young People and Learning, said:
“It is such a pleasure to congratulate those young people whose hard work has been rewarded, despite the difficulties and frustrations they have had to endure during this time. We wish them all the very best for the bright futures they deserve.”
Rachel Morgan, Assistant Director for Education and Learning, added:
“Huge congratulations to these pupils, and to their teachers, who have demonstrated an unrelenting commitment throughout this challenging period to make sure they are able to progress successfully to the next stage of their lives. We are very proud of their achievements.”
The Department for Education has made it very clear that in these unprecedented circumstances, pupil outcomes should not be used to evaluate school performance, and for this reason it would not be appropriate for the local authority or our secondary schools to share examination results in the way we have done in the past. The priority today, as ever, is to celebrate the successes of our young people and to provide the support that each of them needs to continue to flourish.