York council leaders praise students’ work and commitment

Cllr Ian Cuthbertson

City of York Council education leaders have praised the work and commitment of students across the city who have received their GCSE results today.

This year’s results were based on teachers’ appraisal of their students work rather than formal examinations because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Cllr Ian Cuthbertson, the council’s executive member for children, young people and education, said: “I’d like to congratulate all the students receiving their key stage 4 results today.

“I know it has been an incredibly challenging time for them, with such unprecedented changes to their academic year. Their hard work and dedication, together with the support of their parents, carers and teaching staff, will help them to move forward with the next stages of their learning and life journeys.

“I wish them all the very best of luck.”

Assistant director for education Maxine Squire added: “Key stage 4 results day underlines not only the hard work of our young people, but also the commitment and professionalism of the city’s teachers.

“I’d like to thank all those involved in supporting students of all ages throughout the challenging last few months.”