The strong work ethic of teenagers in Harlow has been praised today as they receive their GCSE results.

Schools were forced to close to the majority of students in March due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

For GCSE students, it meant the summer exams they had been preparing for were cancelled.

Instead, their schools were tasked with producing recommendations for their grades, based on work they had already completed and ability they had proven in class, coursework and mock exams.

Today, the official results were released to students, including those at Burnt Mill Academy, in Harlow.

Along with Year 11, students in Year 10 and 9 also received results for the GCSE courses they had completed early.

Associate headteacher Francis Collins said: “It has been an incredibly tough and stressful time for all students, but they should be very proud of what they have achieved today.

“We hope the results today will enable all to continue on their journey and to continue to be the successful students we know they already are.

“The qualities we promote at Burnt Mill, such as determination, resilience and a strong work ethic, are reflected in the results today.

“We are so proud of each and every one of them.”

Students this year received their results via email and were given direct email and telephone access to the school’s senior leadership team for support as they confirm their next steps.

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