Posted on: 12th August 2021
Students at NEWA in Wolverhampton are celebrating today after receiving their GCSE results, enabling them to embark on the next chapter of their education.
Staff and students joined together to celebrate the achievements, at the end of what has been another unusual year in light of COVID-19 and the cancellation of examinations.
Despite this, the Academy, which is sponsored by Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), has seen continued success.
Principal, Mr Craig Cooling said: “Congratulations to students picking their GCSE results up today; they have worked hard for these and they are well deserved. Whilst this has been another unusual year with the pandemic, our students have shown all of the values that we live by at NEWA – pride, endeavor and collaboration.
We are very proud of this group of students, they have been on a journey with us and have adapted well to new approaches and a commitment to learning; they have shown a thirst for knowledge that we want from a NEWA student and it’s brilliant to be celebrating their achievements today.
I would like to thank all of our students, their families, our staff and the wider school community for their ongoing support and we look forward to seeing these students progress on to the next stage of their education, which for many will be here in our sixth form.”
This year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government decided that young people’s grades would be determined by teachers, based on work students produced throughout their course. These grades were then moderated and assessed by external exam boards which awarded the final grades.