Students from The Whitehaven Academy collected their results on site and were finally able to celebrate their hard work in GCSE’s. Following the challenges of lockdown and the uncertainty of results nationally, it was wonderful to see students and parents receive good news, with many planning to return to the new West Coast Sixth Form in September.
Nigel Youngman, headteacher, said “The whole school community needs to be proud of the successes of these Year 11 students. Lockdown has been extremely difficult for so many, and it is a pleasure to finally see young people celebrate and look forward to their futures with excitement and hope. We are delighted that so many will be joining the West Coast Sixth Form as the school continues to move forward. A huge thank you to parents and carers for the way they have supported our excellent staff in guiding and encouraging the students.”
A striking aspect of the successes at The Whitehaven Academy has been the tremendous support of parents and carers. Elaine Jennings, a parent, said “Clearly we are absolutely delighted with James’ GCSE results. We are very proud of him and would like to thank the staff for all their effort and support in helping him achieve this.”
Students who have performed particularly well include:
James Jennings achieved seven grade 9’s in Maths, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Literature and Geography. He also achieved two grade 8’s in English Language and French. James is planning to study A Levels in Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics.
Lauren Kendal who achieved five grade 9’s in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History and Geography. She also achieved three grade 8’s in English Literature, English Language and Maths alongside a grade 7 in French. Lauren is joining the West Coast Sixth Form in September and is planning to study Biology, Geography and English Language.
Carenza Curwen achieved a grade 8 in Geography, a grade 7 in Physics, five grade 6’s in English Language, English Literature, Biology, Chemistry and Music and a grade 5 in French. Carenza will be studying English Language, Performing Arts and Geography at the West Coast Sixth Form.
Georgie Woodburn achieved three grade 8’s in Physics, Chemistry and History. She also achieved two grade 7’s in Computer Science and English Language alongside grade 6’s in English Literature and Maths. She plans to return to the West Coast Sixth Form to further her studies.
Alongside students who have achieved top grades, many others have made exceptional progress throughout their time at The Whitehaven Academy. A small sample of the many students to note include: Tyler Cornish achieved strong grades across his subjects and is delighted to have been selected to start a Civil Engineering Technician Apprenticeship with Cumbria County Council. Ellis Barnes is moving onto Lakes College having made tremendous progress during his time at The Whitehaven Academy with particular success in History. Aimee O’Driscoll is moving on to Lakes College to study Business Studies. She is thrilled with her results most notably grade 7’s in Business Studies and History.
These GCSE results are an opportunity for the school community to pause and celebrate. The hard work of students, relentless professionalism of staff and wonderful support of parents have combined to ensure that students can move on to future successes. We are delighted to be welcoming so many back in the new West Coast Sixth Form in September.
Induction for West Coast Sixth Form students is on 3rd and 4th September. If you are interested in finding out more please visit www.westcoastsixthform.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org