Council leader praises students’ ‘effort and dedication’

City of York Council’s education leaders have praised the hard work and dedication of students across the city who have received their A Level results today.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s results were based on teachers’ appraisal of their students’ work, which has been moderated by Ofqual, rather than on formal examinations.

Council leader Keith Aspden said: “This year has seen many challenges, not least for young people coming to the end of their time at school and college.

“It is important that we recognise the effort and dedication that they have put in to their courses over the last two years.

“Despite the challenges, I hope they are able to use their results as a stepping stone to the next phase of their lives, whether that’s university, work, apprenticeship or other opportunities. I wish them the very best of luck on the next stage of their journey.”

Amanda Hatton, director of children, education and communities, added: “I know that the last few months have been immensely difficult for students and school and college staff. I’d like to thank them all for their hard work and dedication.

“The commitment we’ve seen from York students will form the foundations to build their future careers.”