On A-level results day 2021, Cllr Adam Wilkinson, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, said:
“Congratulations to all the Calderdale students receiving their A-Level results today.
“We are always impressed by the talent and hard work of the borough’s young people, but up against the huge challenges of the pandemic, we have been blown away by their resilience and commitment to their learning.
“Students, families and schools have pulled together through some of the toughest times, and they should be very proud of their achievements.
“Young people have sadly spent large amounts of time away from their friends; busy parents and carers have balanced the challenges of COVID-19 with home schooling; and schools have gone above and beyond to transform their processes and support young people and their families.
“I wish everyone receiving their results the very best for the future, whatever their plans. Anyone who didn’t get the grades they’d hoped for, or who is feeling unclear about their next steps, doesn’t have to go through it alone – there is lots of support through schools, C&K Careers and Open Minds.”