Pupils across Kent received the results of their post-16 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 say a massive ‘congratulations’ to all pupils receiving results today in Kent. We know the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown have had a huge impact on your lives and your schooling and it is a credit to yourselves and your families that you have worked hard through these extremely difficult times and can deservedly receive your qualifications today.
“We must also thank all school leaders, teachers and support staff who went above and beyond to ensure pupils were able to continue working towards their post-16 qualifications even when schools were closed to the majority of pupils during the height of the pandemic.
“Every year 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.
“We would like to wish all pupils 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.”