THE SIX education portfolio holders representing the 6 North Wales Local Authorities, their chief officers, and the Regional School Improvement Consortium, GwE, have congratulated all Year 12 and 13 learners on their results this year.

During the Covid-19 crisis, GwE has worked in close collaboration with its local authorities and Welsh Government to ensure that schools and settings have been well supported during these unprecedented times.

Anglesey Education portfolio holder, Councillor Meirion Jones, said, “Our young learners have again faced a challenging year, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“It’s therefore really pleasing to be able to congratulate them on their achievements in this year’s A and AS level results.

“I’d like to wish them well for the future as they opt for further education or the workplace.

“We also owe our schoolteachers and support staff; as well as our young people’s parents and families; a huge debt of gratitude as it is they who have supported them with their studies during such a difficult time.”

Cllr Julie Fallon, Conwy’s Cabinet Member for Education said: “I’d like to congratulate all our young learners throughout the County on their achievements in this year’s A and AS level results.

“They’ve done so well and worked so hard to achieve these results.

“A level, AS, GCSE, Skills Challenge Certificate and Welsh Baccalaureate have been awarded on the basis of Centre Assessment Grades.

“We feel this is in the best interest of our young people who have demonstrated significant resilience during another challenging year.

“I wish them all the best as they decide on their future careers, and I’m sure they will all join me in thanking their parents, families, our excellent teachers and support staff who have helped and supported them throughout their studies.”

Cllr Huw Hilditch-Roberts, Denbighshire Council’s Lead Member for Education, Children’s Services and Public Engagement, said: “On behalf of the Council I would like to congratulate all Year 12 and 13 learners on their results in this difficult year.

“The hard work and dedication pupils have shown over the last year has been amazing to see and they have been supported in every way by our schools, their staff and parents.

“Seeing how our schools and communities have pulled together during the coronavirus pandemic has been fantastic and despite disruptions, pupils have continued to learn and achieve throughout.

“Reaching this stage has truly been a wonderful team effort, but the pupils themselves have really gone above and beyond.

“We would like to wish all our young people the very best for the future.”

Councillor Ian Roberts, Leader of Flintshire County Council and Cabinet Member for Education and Youth, said: “The Council warmly congratulates all the post 16 students in Flintshire on their hard work to achieve the grades that they have received this summer.

“There has been a robust process across the system to ensure that students are awarded the qualifications they deserve and to enable them to move to the next step of their career.

“These young people have worked exceptionally hard to respond to the challenges they have faced through COVID, and I am very inspired by the resilience and dedication they have shown. They and their families should be very proud.

“I am delighted for all of them and wish them every success in their chosen future pathway”.

Councillor Cemlyn Rees Williams, Gwynedd Council Cabinet Member for Education said: “We should be proud of the success of our young people here in Gwynedd.

“The students are to be congratulated for their dedication and perseverance and I offer my gratitude to the teachers for their hard work during this challenging period.”

Cllr Phil Wynn, Lead Member for Education at Wrexham Council, said: “After another difficult year pupils have received fantastic results and I would like to thank them all, along with their teachers and parents for their hard work which has led to another successful year of results.

“As they go on to the world of work, training or higher education we wish everyone the best of luck and continued success.

“Well done everyone.”