THE “character and integrity” of A Level students in the year Covid-19 cancelled exams has been praised by a Solihull school.
Tudor Grange Academy teachers were commenting as grades were announced yesterday.
Throughout the country, students, families and teachers have spoken of the stress caused to youngsters by the unprecedented pandemic.
Nationally, there has been concern about 40 per cent of results being downgraded by officials from teachers’ assessments.
Tudor Grange congratulated Year 13 students as they ‘reach their next destinations’.
It added there was much to celebrate despite their turbulent final year of schooling.
Director of Sixth Form, Laura Sweetman, said:
“This is not a route that any of us expected to take to get to A-level results day.
“We have missed the chance to share many rites of passage with our students this year. “However, we feel lucky to have had the opportunity today to be with many of our year 13 students as they take the first steps on the next part of their journey onto universities, apprenticeships and employment.
“They have made our school a wonderful place to come to every day and we would like to thank them for their enthusiasm, commitment and hard work; we have enjoyed every moment.”
“Many of our year 13 students will continue to give back to our communities as medics (Asia Ali, Sam Davis, Hannah Jarman, Taimur Sandhu, Nivetha Sudhakar Kalaivani), dentists (Jaiden Devlia, Natasha Sharma) and vets (Emily Black, Isher Hunjan). Daniel Holmes will be heading off to the University of Oxford to study Physics.
“We would also like to take this opportunity to recognise the character and integrity that our students have displayed throughout the past few months. We wish all of our year 13 the best of luck and hope to hear about their adventures in the future.”