Holyrood Academy Celebrates GCSE Results with Students
After a busy week of lobbying for what is right for our young people, staff at Holyrood Academy were delighted with the Government's decision to award students their Centre Assessment Grades or Moderated Grades, whichever were higher. Headteacher, Dave MacCormick said:
'The period of uncertainty and challenge associated with the COVID-19 pandemic has required our students to show tremendous resilience and stoicism. I am so proud of the positive and hardworking attitude of our Year 11 and 13 students who, thanks to the support of their families and our dedicated staff, now have grades they deserve and of which they can be rightly proud.
This was an outstanding year group who would have been exceptional had they had the opportunity to sit their exams. We are very proud of Year 11's successes and I would like to thank every one of them for their contributions to our school community so far. We wish them the very best of luck in their next steps and look forward to seeing them for their rearranged Prom soon!'
Holyrood Academy has taken steps to ensure that all Year 11 students can register as Holyrood Sixth Form students by guaranteeing any Year 11 student a place on their A-Level, Level 3 BTEC or Yeovil College Vocational Partnership pathways. On this, Mr MacCormick said:
'Every young person has been affected by this pandemic and we believe that they deserve and are entitled to our support going forward. I am proud of what Holyrood Sixth Form has to offer as it enters its 50th year and we welcome discussions with any students who would like to study with us. I think that our stance on A-Level results over the past week demonstrates that the students come first here and our absolute commitment is to their success.'
Any local students interested in studying at Holyrood Sixth Form should contact Mrs Felicity Challis (Head of Sixth Form) at firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of Sixth Form enrolment on Thursday 3rd September from 1:30pm at Holyrood.
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