A day of celebration at Lakes College as students shared success stories and achievements on Results Day.
Level 3 learners and T Level students who have completed the first half of the new two-year courses found out how they had fared in their studies and looked forward to the future after a positive set of results across the college.
Principal Chris Nattress said: “I’m thrilled with the fantastic results that many of our learners have received, they all thoroughly deserve to reap the rewards of their hard work.
“Transitioning back to learning in college post-lockdown has posed many challenges; however, our learners have been fully committed to overcoming any difficulties to earn top marks.
“Everyone at Lakes would all like to thank our learners for how they have risen to the challenge and wish them all the best of luck for whatever their next step is, whether that be here at Lakes or further afield.”
Emotions ran high as students celebrated achieving the results they wanted to allow them to take the next step towards their desired career.
Nurse Cadet student Katie Higgins, from Cleator Moor, has achieved an A* overall and will go on to study nursing at University of Central Lancashire from next month.
She said: “I had to ring Lynsey my tutor and ask if she was sure my result was right, I didn’t expect it.
“I was really happy and I think we’ve all done pretty well on my course, we all put the work in and I’m really proud of everyone.”
T Levels learners were able to find out how they are progressing at the halfway point in their course.
Owen Birkett, who is studying a construction T Level in design, surveying and planning, was delighted to learn that he had earned an A for his first year.
Owen, from Whitehaven, said: “It’s brilliant to hear that my hard work has paid off, with the support I was provided with by the college.
“I think an apprenticeship for the area I’m in will be the most appropriate avenue once I complete my course.”
T Level student Adam Baxter was celebrating after finding out he had passed the first year of his Digital course.
Adam, from Workington, has undertaken a work placement with The BidBase in Cockermouth as part of his course and ‘can’t wait’ to get started on his second year.
He said: “I was over the moon with my results, I didn’t really expect them.
“I’ve absolutely loved my course so far – I couldn’t see myself going to sixth form so this was the right choice for me.
“I’m hopefully going to be looking at an apprenticeship or moving into the world of work once I finish my course.”
Shaun Whitton, from Whitehaven, hopes to take the next step in his career after achieving a distinction in his Level 3 extended diploma in policing.
He said: “It’s what I was aiming for so I’m really chuffed with myself.
“I need to pass my driving test and then I’m looking to secure a police apprenticeship or a position with the Civil Nuclear Constabulary.”
If you would like to be celebrating next Results Day, visit www.lcwc.ac.uk to apply.