ISC praises efforts of pupils and teachers ahead of the publication of A-level results

Posted on: 10 Aug 2021
Posted by: Barnaby Lenon

ISC chairman Barnaby Lenon congratulates A-level pupils and teachers for all they have achieved as they await the publication of this year's grades.

The ISC chairman said: “Teachers and pupils in every school have worked hard and overcome a range of barriers to get to this stage. Congratulations to all pupils, whose efforts we should be celebrating as well as ensuring they are supported as required.

“In what has been another very difficult year for schools, each one was asked to submit evidence for grades as part of the assessment process – a process with multiple checks and balances approved by the exam boards. Every grade is backed up by evidence, with the final grades determined by the schools and supplied to the appropriate exam board for approval.

“As was the case in 2020, Ofqual has designed a system it believes is the best available in difficult circumstances and we hope it enables young people to move on with confidence having received grades of which they are capable.

“We pay tribute to every member of school staff for working so hard to support the learning and pastoral care of children. All teachers and pupils should be congratulated and nothing should take away from their achievements.”