A-Level, BTec and Level 3 Apprenticeship students who have attended the schools and colleges in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole will receive their results today.
The national results day has been brought forward this year to give pupils, students and their parents and carers time to reflect on best next steps for their future, given the impact of the pandemic on young people. This year has been an unusual and challenging year for students in Year 13, who have worked hard through a combination of online learning and face-to-face learning in school. This year grades have been based on students’ work assessed by their subject teacher using a range of materials.
Councillor Nicola Greene, Portfolio holder for Education and BCP Council’s Director of Education, Sarah Rempel would like to congratulate all students, pupils and teachers today on their success. Although this has been an unusual and difficult year, they are proud that schools, colleges and settings have supported young people in completing their courses.
Councillor Nicola Greene, Portfolio holder for Education said:
“I would like to congratulate all pupils in the BCP Council area on their A Level, BTEC & Level 3 Apprenticeships this year. We are aware of how hard Year 13 have worked in challenging circumstances for them and their school or college. We are very proud of you and what you have achieved. We would like to thank teachers and school and college leaders, who worked very hard to assess your work fairly in all subjects, whilst looking after many vulnerable young people on site and at home”.
Sarah Rempel, Director of Education, BCP Council said:
“I would like to reassure all students receiving their results today that council teams, schools and the College have support teams ready to help you make your next choices. We wish you the very best of luck.
“I would also like to thank my colleagues in secondary schools, colleges and providers who have worked hard to accurately assess the achievement of our students.”
Michael Antram, Headteacher of St Edwards School added:
“I’m sure that all Headteachers will want to pay tribute to the teachers and subject leaders who have worked tirelessly to ensure that unique arrangements for this year’s examination year groups were fair and balanced and compiled with great integrity. Also, the students of Year 13 who having had a significantly disrupted Key Stage 5, have worked hard to provide their teachers with assessment pieces that enable teachers to form a view about their progress in learning, and likely achievement. We also want to thank parents and carers, who have understood the immense pressures upon schools, and have supported their school community throughout.”
There will be students who have been awarded the grades they expected and need for their next steps locally, in an apprenticeship or away at university. Students who feel they need further support because grades are different to expectations or to schools’ predictions, should contact their education setting immediately for help and advice.
Most schools in the BCP Council area have offered opportunities for students to collect results in person or to have a 1:1 support meeting to discuss future options. There are also organisations including National Careers Service who offer support online and by telephone: 0800 100 900. In our region, Flying Start Dorset provide guidance and support. Post 16 Guidance for students is here