GCSE results were revealed today as pupils returned to schools to pick up their grades.
But this year results have been slightly different after the pandemic forced exams to be cancelled and grades were awarded based on centre-assessed grades judged by teachers.
Stratford School said a number of BTEC grades have not been released but headteacher Neil Wallace felt GCSE grading was fair and reasonable.
Top marks included Eliza Everard, Lily Turley, George Truslove, Matthew Chong Ping and James Moore.
Mr Wallace said: “We’re delighted to have been able to release the GCSE grades to our students today, even if we have missed seeing their smiling faces in person. The uncertainty caused by government dithering and u-turns has again had an impact in delaying the release of the small number of BTEC grades that some of our students study. However, at least the GCSE grades issued have been what we feel are fair and reasonable outcomes.
“These grades have not been plucked out of the air, but are a robust professional view of what individuals would have achieved given the hard work put in by students and staff over the last few years.”
Pupils at St Benedict’s in Alcester also had reason to celebrate.
Headteacher Andrew Madden said: “Congratulations on a superb set of results which are reflective of their hard work and commitment. We know this has been an incredibly challenging time for students and we have been so impressed with their maturity and resilience.
“There have been some very strong results that students should quite rightly feel proud of. Despite the disruption that students have faced this year, these results will provide an excellent foundation from which to make their next steps into further education or training.”