Students, staff and families were celebrating record results in GCSE’s today at The Whitehaven Academy, with exceptional performances by students and the strongest results in English and Maths, the academy has seen. These results come off the back of a truly challenging year, with students facing repeated lockdowns and isolations, but never once losing focus on the challenge of achieving the best results they could.
With excellent performances across academic, creative and vocational subjects, students are now able to go on to enjoy the next phase in their learning. This year also sees a large number of students going on to study at West Coast Sixth Form, based at Workington and Whitehaven campuses.
Amongst a large number of stand out performances:
Liam King secured 3 Grade 9s, 3 Grades 8s, 2 7s and a Distinction
Grace Kerr can be enormously proud of 5 Grade 8s and 4 Grade 7s
Isla Parkes is looking forward to studying at WCSF with her 3 Grade 9s, a Grade 8 and 4 Grade 7s
Bethany McDonnell achieved 3 Grade 9s in subjects as diverse as Food, English Language and History along with 3 Grade 8s, a Grade 7 and a Grade 5
Mia Hetherington and Adam Collins also celebrated Grades 9s in their results as did Zak Charlton, achieving Grade 9s in Maths, Chemistry and Geography.
Headteacher Nigel Youngman said “These results represent an enormous sense of drive and determination on the part of the students and shows just what young people can achieve in adverse circumstances. Some of the students have balanced the pressures of GCSEs and the obvious demands of Covid with phenomenally difficult situations. It is humbling to work with such inspirational young people. Staff have given everything they could to support their students, and I am delighted to see the students have embraced that support.”