Council applauds ‘huge achievement’ of Hounslow’s GCSE pupils

Students in Hounslow are celebrating their GCSE results today, after many months of studying, and despite the disruption to normal schooling caused by the Covid 19 pandemic.

Published: Thursday, 12th August 2021

GCSE students from the Heathland School celebrating their success. Photo: Yagnesh Nakarja

The results show an improvement on last year’s grades with around 77.3% of pupils achieving grade 4 or better in Maths and English.

Hounslow Council has paid tribute to the borough’s hardworking teachers and excellent schools that have continued to provide an extremely high standard of teaching throughout the pandemic.

Councillor Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member for Education and Children’s Services at Hounslow Council, said: 

“Well done to every single Hounslow student receiving their GCSE results today. You’ve worked incredibly hard to get to this day and you’ve done so in the face of adversity.

“Today’s results are a huge achievement for Hounslow’s brilliant pupils, teachers and schools, and I want to thank every one of you for making your community so proud today.

“Members of the Hounslow Council staff met with some of Hounslow’s students who received their grades this morning. It was a delight to see so many smiling faces and to hear about their plans for the future.

“My message to Hounslow’s students is this - if you keep working hard and fulfilling your potential, as I can see so many of you have done today, I’m sure the future is bright for you, and we’ll do our best to support you in any way we can.

“But if you’re unsure about what now lies ahead, or your grades weren’t quite what you were expecting, I want you to know that there is support for you to help you think through the different training, education and employment opportunities available to you. I urge you to contact us if you need that support.”

For any students who are now unsure about what to do next, the Hounslow 14-19 Connexions Team is available to provide free impartial careers advice and guidance on the full range of post 16 options available to you.  Call the service on 020 8583 5151 or visit hounslow.gov.uk/connexions

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