GCSE results 2020: St Andrew’s CE High School pupils show ‘dignity and positivity’

Pupils at St Andrew’s CE High School in Worthing have been praised for their ‘dignity and positivity’ after a difficult academic year.

After schools were closed and exams cancelled by the coronavirus lockdown, pupils’ grades were awarded based primarily on teachers’ predictions.

A controversial algorithm was scrapped after backlash around A-level results last week.

Head teacher Louise Welcome said: “The staff and governors at St Andrew’s CE High School congratulate all our Year 11s for their performance over the last two years leading to their GCSE grades received today.

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“The school community continues to be impressed by the dignity and positivity demonstrated by all upon hearing that the examinations the students had been working so hard towards would not go ahead; their resilience throughout this uncertain period has been impressive.

“We wish our Year 11s a fulfilling future and will be excited to hear of their progress; these results will enable them to move on to their chosen pathways. Their example will inspire those that follow and, as head teacher, I am so very proud of them for all they have achieved.”

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