Teachers from Huntington School in York were full of praise for the class of 2021, after they experienced a highly challenging year.
Chris Hardwell, director of sixth form, said: “This cohort of students has been the most affected by the pandemic.
“They have shown huge resilience. Many of them have secured the university places and the jobs they wanted. We are delighted for them as they move on to the next phase of their lives. They are very special young people in so many ways.”
And head teacher John Tomsett said: “It was such a relief to see our students gain the grades they deserved. They worked so hard for them, despite the challenges of the pandemic.
“Our rigorous assessment processes ensured that their grades represent a true picture of their capabilities.
“There is a life beyond Covid-19 and our young people could not be better prepared to make the very best of the opportunities ahead of them.”