Year 11 pupils across Bracknell Forest are celebrating today as they receive their GCSE results, following a long period of challenge and uncertainty.
Schools across Bracknell Forest have worked tirelessly to support their pupils, to ensure these young people have been awarded with the robust and fair set of results they deserve, following all their hard work over the past two years of GCSE study. The GCSE grades are based on a range of evidence and have been carefully standardised within schools, before being submitted to examination boards for further scrutiny and quality assurance.
Cllr Gareth Barnard, executive member for Children, Young People and Learning, said:
“It is such a pleasure to congratulate those young people who have worked so hard, and shown such resilience. It is a testament to the perseverance and commitment of parents, school leaders and teachers that they can all celebrate together today. They can all now look forward to the next stage of their learning and life journeys.’’
Cheryl Eyre, Assistant Director for Education and Learning, added:
“Huge congratulations to these young people who have demonstrated an impressive determination and strength of character throughout this challenging period, to ensure they are able to achieve their best. We are very proud of their achievements and wish them all the very best in the future.”
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.