At Thomas Rotherham College, A level and BTEC results brought whoops and high fives, hugs and happy tears, before the emotional phone calls to frazzled parents back home.
TRC students and staff celebrated remarkable results that will allow more than 550 students from across the region to progress to University, into apprenticeships or off onto their chosen career path.
“This is always such a special day,” said college Principal, Joel Wirth. “For students and their teachers, this is the culmination of two years of hard work and application, and being able to share in the happiness of so many young people as they take the next step towards their planned futures is what keeps us all doing this work.
“I’d like to pay testament to our students at TRC and across the region. For this year group, the covid years stripped them of much of their learning and wider experiences at the top end of secondary school. For them to have climbed back with such dedication, so that they find themselves in a position to achieve grades this life-changing is particularly heart-warming.
“We hope they apply themselves to whatever comes next – an apprenticeship, a university degree, whatever it is – with the resilience and tenacity that have brought them the successes that we’ve seen today.”