Pupils and staff at St Mark’s West Essex Catholic School today (August 13) celebrated A-level successes.

Many students at the Harlow college are said to have achieved the results needed to go to universities, however along with other schools in Essex, the sixth form did not publish its overall results.

School officials did however say there were "delighted" that overall results were very close to those that staff predicted.

Headteacher Elaine Heaphy said: “In these difficult times for all, our pupils have shown great determination, courage and resilience. We are delighted for the pupils, they should be proud of their achievements and we wish them all the best for their future endeavours. Certainly, I would like to put on record my thanks to pupils, staff and parents for what was an exemplary team effort.

"Our Sixth Form draws from all the other schools in Harlow and we would congratulate these schools for their work in successfully getting these pupils through GCSE studies and giving them the grounding for A Level study. We are sure that they will share in this success. We look forward to welcoming the ‘new’ Year 12 cohort in September."

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