Published: Wednesday, 11th August 2021
After a year so disrupted by the pandemic, students across Royal Greenwich have received their GCSE and BTEC results.
With the usual challenges of sitting exams heightened by the impact of COVID-19, pupils can finally celebrate their achievements having demonstrated huge amounts of dedication and maturity.
Councillor Matt Morrow, cabinet member for Young People and Children, said: “Students, parents and teachers across Royal Greenwich should feel extremely proud today. Considering what we have been through in the last 18 months, this is a historic results day for our borough and I am in no doubt that there will be many celebrations to be had.
“The last year has not been easy for anyone and I know schools have reacted quickly in order to ensure our young people get the education they deserve. Today’s results are a testament to the tireless hard work of our students and teachers, and I could not be more impressed with what they’ve achieved. This is the start of an exciting new chapter and I wish all our young people well going forward.”
Councillor Danny Thorpe, Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, added: “Taking the GCSEs is a huge achievement and I am thrilled that so many young people will be celebrating today. The last year has been far from normal, but what today proves is that our fantastic teachers and students refused to give up despite the challenges in front of them. Thanks to all teachers and school staff, and a massive congratulations to our young people!”
Any student who would like guidance or advice about their next education steps are encouraged to speak with their school directly.
Free and anonymous online mental health and emotional well-being support is available to all Royal Greenwich residents between 11 and 19 at kooth.com.