Our students were celebrating yesterday as they received their A Levels results and secured places at their chosen universities or apprenticeship programmes, many of which were their first choices including Newcastle University, University of Birmingham, University of Manchester and Dundee University.
All students succeeded in their own personal targets and some notable successes include Michael Johnson, a Year 13 student who gained A’s in Geography and History and an A* in Psychology. Michael has received an unconditional offer of a place at University of Birmingham to study Geography.
We are also delighted to hear of Year 13 student Connor Pearson who gained A’s in Maths and Further Maths AS, a B in Physics and a C in Geography and, although Connor secured a place at Newcastle University, he has opted for an Apprenticeship with a degree in Mechanical Engineering with Jacobs. Ellie Ford, also a Year 13 student, has secured an Apprenticeship programme at Gen2 with a degree qualification; Ellie gained an A* in Maths, A in Chemistry and a B in Physics.
On receiving these grades, Vice Principal, Jenny Nimmo said: “The Whitehaven Academy has worked hard to support every AS and A2 student on their individual option choices. We have worked with students and parents to create personalised learning pathways for those who had no alternative provision. We have also provided them with an opportunity to take their education forward and improve their future life chances. We are committed to providing the very best teaching and support through formal qualifications and other activities to inspire our students to be the best that they can be.”
Ms Nimmo continues: “What is particularly encouraging is the progress that individual students have made during their studies at The Whitehaven Academy, with many achieving challenging targets based on their GCSE grades. There have been many individual success stories at both AS and A2, and improvements in outcomes from a wide subject base. This includes an increase in A* to B grades at AS Level from the 2015 outcomes and the majority of subjects this year also gained 100% A* to E grades including Art, History, Psychology, Biology and Chemistry.
“The academy is committed to building on this strong and sustained performance in the future and we wish all our students who leave us this week, the best of good luck in their future lives and careers.”