Celebrations secured for GCSE pupils in Solihull - The Solihull Observer

Celebrations secured for GCSE pupils in Solihull

Solihull Editorial 20th Aug, 2020   0

A SOLIHULL headteacher says he is delighted to congratulate students on their GCSE results, following weeks of uncertainty over marking.

Mr David EJJ Lloyd, head of Solihull School, said today’s GCSE results made him ‘extremely proud of all pupils.’

Across England, the proportion of pupils picking up the highest GCSE grades leapt by 5.6 per cent to over a quarter.

Most pupils are being assessed by teachers’ marking following a last-minute U-turn after a grading fiasco for A-Level students.

The percentage of Year 11 students awarded a 7, 8 and 9 – equivalent to former A and A* grades – rose from 21.9 per cent in 2019 to 27.6 per cent.

Mr Lloyd said: “We are delighted that that our GCSE cohort of 2019-20 has received such excellent results.

“Indeed, we are extremely proud of all our pupils for managing several months of remote learning, the Government’s shifting position and the ensuing media frenzy.

“This is lot to ask of ask of adults let alone young people. Fortunately, good sense has prevailed in the end and pupils’ GCSE grades are in line with our expectations and a true reflection of the tremendous amount of commitment put in over a number of years. All pupils deserve huge congratulations.

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