TRIBUTE has been paid to year-13 students at South Craven School in Cross Hills for a "brilliant" set of results across A-level and BTEC subjects.

Director of sixth form Andrea Taylor praised the "effort, commitment and strength of character" of the year group during unprecedented times.

“Our students have shown such resilience," she said.

"They have been a fantastic year group and we missed seeing them all on results day.

"We would like to wish them all the very best of luck in their future endeavours and hope they keep in touch with us all.

"As always, the school will be offering post-results support to any student who needs advice or guidance."

Students will now study a wide range of subjects at university including architectural history, performance and musical theatre, law, chemistry and engineering.

Universities they are heading to include Durham, Edinburgh, Oxford, UCEN Manchester and Teesside.

Pupils are also taking-up apprenticeships, at organisations such as Virgin Media, Carnaud Metal Box Engineering, Bam Nuttall Civil Engineering and Lark Architects, plus with Airedale Hospital, the army and royal marines.

Headteacher Martyn Hill congratulated the students and their families.

“Thank you to parents and families who have provided so much support to our students and the school – especially during the difficult times," he said.

"I would also like to thank all the staff for their hard work and strong commitment in making these results possible.”