Exams outcomes will likely be celebrated in model this week

Last year students wore masks picking up their high school results from Sir John Talbot, Whitchurch

Twelve months ago, Covid restrictions thwarted the usual GCSE teenage parties. And even collecting exams was a muted affair.

The school has been told that it is up to them to decide how to conduct the GCSE and A-Level Results Day, with most choosing to have students come and collect their results. Some will put schedules in place to make sure students aren’t overcrowded.

The A-Level results will be announced tomorrow with the GCSE results on Thursday. In both cases, the results come from the teachers’ assessment after the exams have been abolished.

It’s back to normal at Charlton School, Wellington, and all students are invited to collect their results together.

The Headmaster, Mr Andy McNaughton, said, “With the Covid measures lifted and students already missing out on so much, we felt it appropriate to allow students to come at the same time so that friends can celebrate together.”

Students collect their results from separate tables based on their last name and then have some time to open their envelopes in a well-ventilated environment with career counselors who are on hand to assist students, subject managers and faculty.

“We are so proud of our students and everything they have accomplished that they worked incredibly hard in education during a very disruptive time.”

“We hope this year’s results reflect the tremendous commitment of the entire school community.”

Student grades take into account a combination of mock exams, coursework, and essays as per the government’s decision earlier this year. Examination boards have provided teachers with optional assessment questions that students can answer to help schools decide which grades to award.

No algorithm was used to calculate the results, as it did last year after the chaos last August when some students were downgraded, sparking backlash against Education Secretary and South Staffordshire MP Gavin Williamson.

Summer season Arts Competition celebrated the land of Umpqua’s artistic expertise | Leisure

Mimi Ryan will host a booth at the Summer Arts Festival this year where she will host a community art project that will be placed in school gardens across the county. Ryan is an AmeriCorps member who oversees the Umpqua Valley Farm to School and the Blue Zones Project Umpqua. She has worked on setting up school gardens at Fir Grove, Winchester and Green Elementary Schools. “We are hosting a community gardening art activity at our booth where community members of all ages can come and paint their own round pieces of wood,” said Ryan. “When the festival is over, each of these hand-painted pieces will be pieced together into larger pieces that will be hung in the school gardens we work with at Green, Winchester, and Fir Grove elementary schools.” She tries to make sure the project is on a seasonal garden theme so that every school has works of art dedicated to what grows in autumn, winter, spring and summer. “We’re really excited to see what our community can do,” said Ryan. Ryan’s booth at the Summer Arts Festival will be one of many, as more than 130 local and regional artists are expected to offer handcrafted work, art projects, demonstrations and entertainment. The Summer Arts Festival returns for a three-day weekend in late June this year to celebrate the creative talent of the Umpqua country with thousands of visitors. The event will take place in Fir Grove Park on June 25th from 12pm to 9pm, on June 26th from 10am to 9pm and on June 27th from 10am to 4pm. This is the 52nd annual celebration of the arts in the Umpqua Valley. hosted by Umpqua Valley Arts. There will be a special kids’ zone with activities for the youngest art enthusiasts in the area. Art vendors’ stands close at 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, while the food court and main stage are open until 9:00 p.m. Entry is $ 5; Children under six are free. Family passes valued at $ 15 are also available. visit

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