Pupils across Kent will receive the results of their post-16 qualifications, including A levels, today.
In a joint statement, Kent County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, Shellina Prendergast, and Director of Education, Christine McInnes, said: “On behalf of everyone at Kent County Council, we would like to offer our sincerest congratulations to all pupils in Kent who are receiving results today.
“Although COVID-19 restrictions have eased significantly over the last few weeks, and the country is hopefully well on its way back to a more normal way of life, we cannot underestimate the impact the pandemic and periods of lockdown have had on your education and on your lives in general. You should therefore be very proud of yourselves for completing your courses and gaining your well-deserved qualifications.
“We would also like to take this opportunity to thank school leaders, teachers and support staff, who worked hard in extremely difficult circumstances to ensure pupils’ education continued with minimal disruption over the past 18 months, as well as families who have supported their loved ones throughout the course of their studies.
“Unfortunately, each year there will be some pupils who don’t achieve the results they were hoping for. We would encourage these young people to speak to their schools in the first instance as staff will be able to discuss the various options available to them.
“Finally, we hope all the young people who received their results today will take some time to relax and enjoy themselves over the summer, and we wish them every success in the next step along their career paths, whether they are remaining in education, beginning an apprenticeship or moving into the world of employment.”