12/08/2021 - Permalink

Publication of GCSE results today

Related topics: Children's services / Partner organisations

Following the Government’s announcement on 6 January 2021 that, due to further national restrictions, exams in summer 2021 could not proceed, exam boards asked our schools and colleges to generate, for each GCSE subject, teacher assessed grades for their students.

The grades were based on a range of evidence completed as part of the course and they have been subject to a rigorous quality assurance process, producing a centre policy and providing a sample of evidence which exam boards reviewed to ensure grades are as robust as they can be.

Kirstie Hurst-Knight, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for children and education, said:-

“I would like to pay tribute to the endeavour and determination of all our pupils who could not sit their GCSEs, given another year of disruption to their education.

“I would also like to thank headteachers and their schools and colleges staff for the dedication they have shown throughout the year, and acknowledge the incredible amount of work that schools have undertaken to generate teacher assessed grades for each student in every subject.

“I also acknowledge the excellent support, guidance and direction that other members of our school communities, including parents and carers, have provided for the pupils.

“The pupils’ achievements are a culmination of all the hard work, commitment and dedication that they have shown throughout their studies. I wish them all well in their future endeavours.

“This is such an important period for young people as they move on from school to continued education at school or college, or as they enter further training and employment. We wish all of Shropshire’s pupils every success in the future.”