As this year’s A-level results are announced, Monmouthshire’s four secondary schools; Caldicot School, Chepstow School, King Henry VIII and Monmouth Comprehensive School students are celebrating taking the next step in the educational journey. In a week that will also see younger students receiving their GCSE results, it is a crucial time for pupils who will be considering their future options and opportunities.

In a school year that has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic these outcomes represent the culmination of great work and demonstrate the resilience of our young people.

Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Councillor Paul Pavia said: “I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our students who are receiving their A-level and AS level grades today my congratulations. You have had to cope with a period of unprecedented challenge and stress and to apply yourself throughout this period has required remarkable dedication.

“As you look forward to the next stage of your journey, be it at university or college or into the workplace I wish you great success in the next chapter! At this time of the year it is always important to remember the support that our leaners receive from their teachers, school staff and of course their families and carers.”

Chief Officer for Children and Young People, Will McLean added: “Our students deserve a huge credit for the way they have responded to all that the last eighteen months has thrown at them, they have adapted to online learning and new assessment processes and this is testament to their commitment to learning. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of the staff in our schools for the work they have done to support their learners through this most challenging period.”

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