Worcester Sixth Form College has been celebrating the success of students who once again have achieved excellent grades reflecting the hard work and ability they have demonstrated on their courses. Whilst the College has been quiet today as a consequence of measures to prevent COVID, we were pleased to welcome in a small group of students to celebrate the achievements of our staff and students.

Ed Senior, Principal, said: “I am really proud of all of our students and do not want the unusual circumstances in which grades were awarded to undermine any student’s sense of achievement. Young people, supported by their teachers and other College staff, have worked really hard for their success and have had to overcome the most challenging circumstances.

My thoughts today however are with those students who, through no fault of their own, have had their grades unfairly reduced by Ofqual’s algorithm. I share their sense of injustice and the College will do everything it can to support students in challenging this. As ever we will ensure that students are supported to move forward positively, through ongoing pastoral care, careers advice and guidance, and support with university, apprenticeship applications and employers. We will also provide advice on resits or retaking the year where grades do not provide an accurate measure of a student’s ability.

Knowing the enormous talents and abilities our young people possess I know they will go on to great things and I wish them all the best for their future.”