It’s been a tough year for students (some of whom are still awaiting results for BTECs). Commenting on GCSE Results Day, NUS Vice President Further Education Salsabil Elmegri said:
“Congratulations to all students receiving their GCSE results today. This year has been incredibly challenging for everyone, and we must recognise the remarkable efforts from all students to overcome all adversity. While it will be a relief to most students getting their centre assessed grades today, it is an absolute disgrace that BTEC students will still have to wait to receive the grades they deserve.
“The entire exams fiasco over the past couple of weeks has exposed the injustices baked in to our education system, to which the government has long been complicit. Years of underfunding our schools, colleges and universities has meant that education works by means of a postcode lottery. Now they must act to overhaul our current system of exams and grading, and launch a full review to design a new process that does not disadvantage any student.”
Meanwhile, the Headteacher at Budehaven School praised students there:
This morning, our Year 11 students were invited into Budehaven Community School to collect their GCSE results. We are incredibly proud of all of our students, and the work they have put into their studies over the last five years.
2020 has been a very different year from every other year with lots of challenges, and the way our young people have tackled today and the last few months is to be admired and congratulated. We are looking forward to the belated, but better than ever Year 11 leavers’ Prom, which will organise as soon as we are allowed to.
We wish every single student all the very best in their next steps, and hope they all keep in touch, informing us of their future successes. I am delighted that so many have enrolled at Budehaven Sixth Form, and will be joining us again as we return on Friday 4th September.
I would like to recognise the hard work and support of the staff, who have ensured that results day was successful, and that any students needing support, received the advice and guidance required.
We are looking forward to welcoming back all our students in September as we start the new academic year.
Well done everyone!