Posted on: Thursday 20 August 2020
Today, pupils across Torfaen have been picking up their GCSE results, which will set them on the pathway to further education, training or employment.
Schools received the final GCSE grades and pupils picking up results which will be the best grade out of either their calculated grade or the centre assessment grades.
No pupils will receive a result that has been downgraded by the standardisation process.
Cllr Richard Clark, Executive Member for Education said: ‘Students have today received the highest GCSE grade out of their calculated grade, or their centre assessed grade which is the best outcome for all pupils. I would like to congratulate all learners on their results and note the hard work they put in during year 10 and 11 to achieve these results. We must not overlook the significant effort pupils put in over two school years before schools closed and I wish all our young people every success on their next steps.
‘The national debate over grades during the past week made this an even more worrying period for many young people, but results day is also a major milestone for every young person. For any pupils still uncertain over their next step, there is extensive advice and support within schools and an enormous range of exciting opportunities to continue your learning.’
‘I must thank all our school staff and families who have provided so much support during the extraordinary year.’