Students at West Lakes Academy received their 2022 GCSE results.
The results are for the first group to have sat in person tests since the country went into lockdown for the Covid-19 pandemic.
Pleasing-results were achieved by many including:
- Beth Nevinson: Seven 9s, one 8, one distinction* and one 7
- Lottie Wood: Six 9s, one distinction*, two 8s, one 7
- Douglas Kelly: Five 9s, one distinction*, two 8s, two 7s
- Ivy Leatherbarrow: Four 9s, one distinction*, two 8s, two 7s and one 6
- Robyn Henderson: Four 9s, one distinction, three 8s, and two 7s
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.”
Two students Oliver Denvir, Craig Birkett were both really happy after doing “better than they expected” with Craig going on to sixth form to study maths, physics, engineering and geography and in the future would like to move on to a degree level apprenticeship.
While Oliver will be heading onto an apprenticeship with DSD Construction.
Another student Douglas Kelly is going on to study A Levels and is interested in pursuing a career in computer game design 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.”