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Exam successes for care experienced young people

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Councillor Andrew Leadbetter, our Cabinet Member with responsibility for education has congratulated young people in our care and care leavers on achieving their exam qualifications.

With A-level, AS-level, T-level and BTEC results out last week, and GCSE results out today, Councillor Leadbetter has said how proud he is of all the young people in our care and care leavers for achieving their grades.

18 year old Katie (not her real name) did better than she had expected, passing her Sociology, Media Studies and Business Studies A-Levels.

“I’m really pleased with my results. It’s been a really hard slog with one thing or another, but I did it! With these grades, I’ve now got my place secured to study law at University,” she said.

Katie’s carer, said:

“I’m so proud of Katie for all the hard work and commitment that she has shown.”

And success for Lily-May. In just 12 months, she has gone from having projected grades of between one and three, to achieve six GCSE passes.

Her carer, Michelle, said:

“She has absolutely smashed it. All that hard work has paid off. I’m so proud of her!”

And carer Zak was over the moon with Amber’s 9 high-scoring GCSE grades.

“We are all so incredibly proud of her. She’s absolutely smashed it. She’s done really, really well. We’ve got a very happy Amber at the moment!”

Councillor Leadbetter said:

“We know how hard they and all their classmates have worked over the last few years in preparation for these exams.

“I want to thank them all for being achievers.

“Some now will be carrying on with their education, others moving into training or apprenticeships, and some into the world of work.

“Whatever their next steps, I know that whatever young people put their minds to, they’ll succeed in achieving it.

“Well done, everybody.”

So, to Amber, Lily-May, Katie, Baxshnda (congratulations on your BTEC in Applied Science, Baxshnda!), and all of our care experienced young people…really well done!