Pupils across Kent will receive the results of their GCSE qualifications today.
In a joint statement, Kent County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, Richard Long, and Corporate Director for Children, Young People and Education, Matt Dunkley, said: “On behalf of everyone at Kent County Council we would like to congratulate all the young people in Kent who are receiving results today. When you began studying for these qualifications no one could have predicted the events of the past few months and the impact this would have on your lives and your schooling and it is a credit to your hard work and dedication, and to the support of your families, that you are able to receive your qualifications today.
“We would like to once again thank all school leaders, teachers and support staff who went above and beyond to ensure pupils were able to continue working towards their GCSEs and other qualifications even when schools were closed to the majority of pupils during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“As in any year we know there will be some pupils who did not receive the results they were hoping for and we would encourage these young people, and their parents or carers, to speak to their schools as soon as possible to find out what their options are.
“Finally, we would like to wish all pupils the best of luck with the next step of their education journey and we look forward to welcoming the vast majority of you back into a Kent school in September.”