The GCSE results are in!

High school students across Stockport are celebrating after receiving their GCSE results yesterday (20 August 2020).

Provisional results from across the borough indicate that three quarters of students achieved a grade 4 or above, and nearly two thirds achieved a grade 5 or above in English and mathematics.

Councillor Colin Foster, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, Family Services and Education said: “Congratulations to everyone receiving their GCSE results today. These reflect the years of hard work, despite real challenges in recent months, and you should be extremely proud of your achievements.

"Whether your next step will be further learning or advancing into a career, I wish you all the best with this new chapter."

If you are picking up your results in person, it's still important to follow the Coronavirus measures on social distance and hand washing. If you know someone who is worried or you are feeling worried about exam results, it's important to talk to someone you trust about how you are feeling. There's a range of support available on the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership website.

For anyone wondering about what their next step will be Stockport’s Education and Careers Advice Service and Apprenticeships Store are both available online for advice and support.