GCSE results 2020Kate
We welcomed Year 11 students into school this morning to receive their exam results. Students arrived from 9:00am and many St John’s teachers came in to talk to the students as they collected their results.
Once again, the Year 11 cohort at St John’s has done incredibly well, and the grades that they have been awarded demonstrate that despite a turbulent year, they have excelled. Students have a great deal to celebrate, both individually and collectively.
Ian Tucker, Principal said “For this group of students the past two years has been an unforgettable experience, and the way that they handled the abrupt end to their Year 11 studies and exam preparation was exemplary. They must also have been concerned as they followed what happened to their peers in Year 13 last week, but we are delighted that they need not worry for a moment longer. Their results are very well earned and we are confident that they will all now successfully move on to the next part of their educational journey.”
In relation to the current situation, Ian Tucker had this to say: “Over the last week we have had to work extremely hard to clear up the confusion that remained after the way A level results were released to schools. I am so grateful to our staff for their hard work in supporting students and parents. I would also like to thank our local MPs who I know worked hard to make sure that Central Government took on board the chaos created last Thursday, so that these students today could receive what they deserve in a way that reduces their anxiety. We still have a number of students who will be awaiting confirmation of their BTEC and other vocational awards and we will be pushing hard to clarify this situation for them.”
St John’s is extremely proud of each and every student and we are grateful to our staff and to the parents and carers who have supported this year’s achievements. The students can now celebrate with real confidence and prepare to return to our Sixth Form in September or move on proudly to their next stage in life.