Staveley students celebrate A-level results after 'year like no other' - in pictures
Students at Staveley’s Netherthorpe School are celebrating A-level success after ‘a year like no other’ because of the coronavirus lockdown.
The results meant students have been offered places in top universities across the country as well as a wide range of apprenticeships with local, national and international organisations.
Among those celebrating top grades are Jessica Blackburn, Amelia Cheswick, Niamh Foster, Abigail Hahn, Hoi Ian Lei, Lewis Marsh, Noe Mougou, Alicia Raybould, Georgia Rose, Nathan Sawyer and Amber Smith.
Headteacher Dave Williams said: “We are proud of each and every student, more so this year given the courage shown by this year group in these difficult times.
"This is a testament to the dedication and commitment of the students and staff here at Netherthorpe. I wish all our students well in the future, whether at university, under taking apprenticeships or in the world of work.”
Sixth form students at Netherthrpe took it upon themselves to help in the community during the lockdown, by delivering food to the most in need and raising money for good causes.
A school spokesperson said: "These young people stepped up to help and take their place in the community, at home and in a range of circumstances, during these difficult times, without the normality that education and examinations has befitted generations before.”
Across the UK there was ‘deep frustration’ in schools about the confusion caused by late changes to the results system, teachers' unions said.
In England, 36 per cent of entries had a lower grade than teachers predicted, in results for exams cancelled by the pandemic.