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

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

  • Head Girl, Emily Taylor has achieved A*, A, A grades and is off to Edinburgh University to study Medicine and Biological Chemistry.
  • Head Boy, Tom Bold has achieved A*, A, A grades and will study Mathematics at Newcastle University.
  • Charlotte Jackson has been offered a degree level apprenticeship with Gen2 after she achieved A, A, A grades.
  • Katy Alderson has achieved A*, A, A grades and will study Economics and Geography at Leeds University.
  • Lucy Brock has achieved A*, A*, A grades and will study Natural Sciences at Lancaster University.
  • Catherine Lobb has achieved A*, A*, A grades and will study Natural Sciences at Leeds University.
  • Matthew Mace has achieved distinction*, double distinction* and a distinction and will study Sports Therapy at Durham University.
  • Alex Hulse has achieved distinction*, distinction*, distinction* and a distinction and will study Sports Therapy at Edge Hill University.

Barry Simpson, assistant principal and head of sixth form at West Lakes Academy commented:

“It is a pleasure to see so many ecstatic students receiving what can only be described as another set of fantastic results for themselves and also West Lakes Academy. These students have dedicated themselves to two years of intensive study and this effort has culminated in some exceptional individual performances The most important thing about these results however is that they have provided a pathway not only for our students to further their education as far afield as London or Edinburgh but to also begin higher and advanced level apprenticeships within the local area and to begin to return the benefit of their studies to the local area and industries.”

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.

Jonathan Johnson, principal of West Lakes Academy said:

“The continued hard work of the students and the inspirational teaching of our colleagues has been rewarded with the performance of our students. The 2017 results underline the seven-year commitment to study in our hard-working schools. There are many changes to A-level course content and we are making sure that collectively and individually our schools are able to share accurate information 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.

As always there are a number of queries over re-marks and grade boundaries and so, once that has been completed we will issue our headline data. For now, it is essential we focus on the real stars of today; the students.”

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