West Lakes Academy staff and students receive their 2022 GCSE results.
Principal James Jackson said:
“Cumbrian schools are proud to serve our children, their families and the communities they come from. Over the last two years due to the Covid 19 pandemic this, for sustained periods has been a trying time, for both students and staff. The achievements of the students are all the more special given the challenges they faced while studying over the last two years. We congratulate them all on the manner in which they have coped in these quite extraordinary times.”
“The majority of students will be pleased with their results and will have the keys to go onto to their anticipated destinations in September. Their results reflect their hard work, their dedication and the support they received from their teachers and families.”
“The adaptations to the exam series this year has allowed for the students to take their exams in a manner as close to a normal year as possible. Whilst these changes were not always ideal, the students should be rightly proud of their grades and should in no way think they are diminished by the small number of changes they were afforded.”
“It is only right that we recognise that the variability in how students and schools were affected by Covid19 means that any meaningful comparison between schools is simply inappropriate. It is for this reason that we would caution against such comparisons and instead encourage everyone to focus on the success of our students and celebrate their achievements as individuals with their own story to tell.”
“We congratulate all the young people on their achievements today and wish them all every success in the future.”
Barry Simpson Vice Principal added:
“I am in awe of our students and the amazing grades they have achieved. These outcomes demonstrate that, not only are West Lakes Academy students polite, kind and resilient, they are also incredibly academically driven and committed to changing their lives through learning, especially in light of everything that they have faced over the past two and a half years.
This attitude, alongside our brilliant, talented staff, who go above and beyond to help our students and the supportive, caring environments created by our students’ families, has been key to their success. I wish all our students the best of luck in their futures. 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.”