PUPILS at King Edward VI School have been praised for their achievements during a demanding year.
A Level exams were cancelled this year due to the pandemic and students instead received their results following special arrangements put in place by Ofqual.
Headmaster Bennet Carr said: “We are very proud of the academic achievement of our young people following the most demanding and difficult year anyone can remember.
“They have worked incredibly hard in these challenging circumstances ,with the support of their teachers, and they and their families can be very proud of their successes.
“Our students are, however, so much more than the sum of their results. They have been encouraged to be themselves, contributed to school life via extra-curricular activities, and they have developed life skills which will sustain them long after their time in school.
“I would also like to pay tribute to teachers up and down the country who were required to make objective decisions relating to the attainment of students following the government’s late cancellation of public examinations. Our staff understood their responsibility and knew their students, and did so with characteristic professionalism and integrity.”