Tameside AS and A Level Students celebrate exam success post pandemic

Date Released - 18/08/2022

STUDENTS in Tameside today celebrate receiving their AS and A Level results following on from delays in exams and assessments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is the first group of students in three years to obtain their results from sitting their AS and A Level exams this summer due to the postponement of many assessments as a result of the pandemic.

Despite disruptions to assessments and learning, many local students have gone on to achieve success in the exams to progress onto further education, apprenticeships, training or work.

Words of support and congratulations are echoed throughout the borough, recognising the hard work of students to overcome the challenges posed by the pandemic and their resilience to achieve academic success.

Tameside Council and local colleges have worked hard to support students throughout their studies while navigating the new challenges of the pandemic. Efforts to ensure support for students is in place for post-18 pathways have been made to provide transitional support on to further education and post-education.

Cllr Leanne Feeley, Tameside Council Executive Member for Education Achievement, said: “A huge congratulations to our local students who are receiving their AS and A Level results today. Our students should be very proud of themselves for their resilience and hard work to achieve success despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As the first group of pupils in three years to sit their AS and A Level exams, we as a nation recognise the challenges faced by this year group, and a collective pride for our students who have worked so hard to achieve is felt throughout the borough.

“We are committed to continuing to support students with their transition on to further education, training and employment and ensuring support pathways are in place to support their success, no matter where they wish to go next”.

Positive Steps Careers Service are available to provide independent career advice by calling 0800 484 0407 / 0161 621 9292 or emailing tamesidecareers@positive-steps.org.uk.