Education Cabinet Member Cllr Angela Mason responds to exam results U-turn
Cllr Angela Mason, Camden Council’s Cabinet Member for Best Start for Children and Families, welcomes the Government's announcement that A-level and GCSE results will now be based on teacher assessments.
I am pleased that the Government has finally moved to address the shambles of last week so that students get the grades they deserve. Although schools in Camden had not seen as many A-level results downgraded as many other areas, it has still been an incredibly stressful time for young people and their parents. Camden Learning has been supporting schools to ensure that students get the best possible advice they can to make crucial decisions about their futures.
As students await GCSE results this week, we will continue to offer support and keep a close eye on whether the system is producing fair results.
I want to congratulate Camden’s young people on their success and their resilience, and to say a huge thank you to all Camden’s teachers, headteachers and school support staff for all of their hard work.
Students should contact their school if they require support or they are unhappy with their results. Students can also get in touch with a Connexions careers adviser and get advice on training, education, jobs, and apprenticeships by calling 020 7974 7252 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For mental health support, students can contact Kooth, a Council commissioned counselling service which is free, safe and anonymous. Further information on Kooth can be found here.
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