This year’s A level results day has been about recognising and celebrating the achievements of all our young people. This extends beyond our own school; I would like to acknowledge the effort, hard work and resilience shown by all students across our Trust (WeST) – along with all the schools and colleges within Plymouth – and congratulate them on what should be a proud day for students and their families.
The results that the students have achieved this year are even more commendable when we reflect that this cohort of individuals have suffered more educational disruption than any other cohort in recent history. They have demonstrated the ability to adapt to prolonged periods of time away from their school community and their daily routines, as well as the opportunity to fully engage with their teachers, support staff and peers. Despite these challenges, they have responded to new and alternative approaches to teaching and learning and shown great courage, commitment and resilience which has led them to the success that we are witnessing today.