Derbyshire councillor praises students for their resilience as they receive their A-Level results
Derbyshire’s young people are being praised for their hard work and resilience ahead of picking up their A-Level results.
Students from schools and sixth form colleges across the region are picking up their A-Level results today, August 10.
They will receive a grade for each subject which, as exams were cancelled for the second year due to Covid, are based on a range of evidence completed as part of their course.
The process for deciding a student’s grade was set by Ofqual, the Government’s body for regulating exams.
Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Young People, Councillor Alex Dale, said: “I’d like to wish all our students who will soon receive their A-level or GCSE results the very best of luck.
“It has been a difficult year for all students, their families and school staff, so I’d also like to thank everyone involved. Our schools and their pupils have worked very hard in extremely difficult circumstances and deserve praise for the way they’ve kept going through thick and thin.
“I’d like to wish our students all the best for the future. There’s plenty of advice and support on offer for all students from their school or college as they consider their next steps.”
Usually, students receive their results around mid to late August.
Due to the pandemic, both result days have been pushed forward so students can log appeals if they need to.
The National Careers service – on 0800 100 900 – offers support and guidance for students and their parents, as does UCAS, the National Apprenticeships Service, and the Adult Community Education Service.