'A' Level results day at Prudhoe Community High School, Northumberland, August 16th. With the permission of the Head Teacher.
See Moira's introduction to Happy Bunnies
for a fuller explanation.
I served as Exams Officer at PCHS from 1993 to 2006 as well as teaching French, German and Music. Eventually I got used to organising my summer holidays around weeks 4 and 5: the results arrived electronically on the Wednesdays and in hard copy on Thursdays, when there was a mad rush to sort results statements, in different format for each Examinations Board, collate them, pack them into labelled envelopes and have them ready for distribution by 10 a.m. when the students were admitted.
As E.O. I could leave the sorting tables to a trusted team of clerical staff and volunteer teachers while I dealt with queries and statistics. This year I was myself a volunteer sorter, though on A Levels day I managed to get a few photographs before sealing envelopes and assisting with the distribution, which is why Moira's pictures contain happy faces and mine don't.
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