Emotion, relief and celebration as students collect A Level and BTEC results

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Becket Keys School students

Students at Brentwood School were celebrating this morning after receiving their A Level or BTEC results, in most cases the first public examinations they’ve ever sat following the restrictions in place over the last two summers due to COVID-19.

Having worked hard to overcome the challenges presented by the pandemic, today was a day when they rightly enjoyed the rewards they deserve.

Becket Keys Church of England School students and staff are celebrating the school’s best set of A level examination results. Despite the challenges posed by the COVID pandemic and a national drop in top grades, the school in Brentwood has seen more students getting As and A*s and more students getting into their first-choice university than in previous years.

Cllr Oscar Ford, Drapers’ Academy pupils and Trevor Cook

Councillor Oscar Ford, cabinet member for Children’s Services, visited Drapers’ Academy in Harold Hill, along with Trevor Cook, Havering’s Assistant Director of Education, to find out how pupils got on with their results.

Councillor Ford said: “Huge congratulations to students across the borough today. Their hard work has paid off and many will be going off to college, university, training courses, apprenticeships and jobs to pursue their dreams.

“I also know that today isn’t a good news day for everyone, and for the students who haven’t got the grades that they’d hoped for, support is available so they know what steps they can take next.”

Waltham Forest College students

Waltham Forest College students attended the campus to collect their BTEC results.

Students were awarded grades ranging from a ‘Starred Distinction’ to a ‘Pass’ securing top university places and employment offers.

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