West Lakes Academy staff and students are celebrating the 2017 GCSE results.

The academy is thrilled to announce a number of outstanding individual performances with high grades being achieved across the wide range of GCSE and equivalent qualifications.

  • Natasha Whyte: grade 9 in English Language and Maths, grade 7 in English Literature, A* in Biology, Performing Arts, Physics Spanish, A in Chemistry and RE, Distinction* in Health and Social Care and PE, Distinction in ICT
  • James Hryb: grade 9 in English Language and Maths, A* in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, RE and Spanish, B in performing Arts, 6 in English Literature, Distinction* in Engineering, Distinction in ICT
  • Beth Walker: grade 9 in English Language and English Literature, grade 8 in Maths, A* in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Performing Arts, Textiles, A in History, B in French and RE, Distinction in ICT
  • Katie St Barbe: grade 8 in English Literature, grade 7 in English Language and Maths, A* in Art, Biology and Geography, A in Chemistry and Physics, B in RE and Spanish, Distinction in PE
  • Adam Baker: grade 9 in English Language, English Literature and Maths, A* in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, French, Performing Arts and RE, A in History, Distinction* in Engineering, Distinction in ICT
  • Sarah Umar: grade 9 in Maths and English Literature, grade 8 in English Language, A* in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, French and RE, A in History, Distinction* in Business Studies, Distinction in ICT
  • Dominic Jackson: grade 9 in Maths, grade 8 in English Literature, grade 6 in English Language, A* in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, French, History, Photography, A in RE, Distinction* in Engineering, Distinction in ICT

 

West Lakes Academy Principal, Jonathan Johnson was keen to congratulate the students, he said: “Our staff provide children world-class opportunities, giving them the platform to make their life extraordinary. There’s nothing more special than days like today when our students receive the reward for their achievements and resilience in making sure every special moment of every day counted. It is a humbling experience to witness.”

Earlier this year the Cumbria Association of Secondary Headteachers (CASH) invited the county’s schools to delay the publication of this year’s results, due to significant changes to GCSE and A Level grading. Many schools across the county have signed up, including West Lakes Academy who will publish their headline figures in September.

Mr Johnson said:“Cumbrian schools are proud to serve our children, their families and the communities they come from. This year there are more changes than ever to the grading system, grade boundaries and performance measures. With the most significant change coming in English and mathematics we are making sure that collectively and individually we have accurate data to share with the media, the public and other stakeholders who are as keen as we are to celebrate the successes of our children and to congratulate all of our school staff.”

Mr Johnson added:“As always there are a number of queries over re-marks and grade boundaries and so, once these have been completed we will issue our headline data. Our students, the children of our wonderful county and schools are also more than the sum of their grades and so today we want to celebrate the individuals who have shone for all sorts of reasons.”

Students receiving their GCSE results today who would like further information on West Lakes Academy Sixth Form Centre should contact Barry Simpson on 01946 820356 or via email: contactus@westlakesacademy.org.uk.

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