Workington Academy students and staff are delighted with an excellent set of A-Level results. Students have been collecting their results since 8am this morning.
Headteacher Des Bird said “Cumbrian schools are proud to serve our children, their families and the communities they come from. This year the situation with Covid19 and the shutdown of schools in March makes this results day unique. The grades the students are receiving are the result of the national standardisation of centre assessed grades we submitted back in June. We hope that the students believe they have received grades that do reflect their hard work and depth of learning throughout their courses. 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. We do acknowledge that for some they may be disappointed and those students may wish to prove that they can do better in the Autumn exam series and it is essential that schools across Cumbria all support students to do that if they wish. It will be a challenge with the restrictions in place in September in schools but there will be a determination to make sure each individual student has every opportunity available to maximise their grades.”
“The DFE have cancelled Performance Tables for this year and there will be no amalgamated headline results published for schools, which is right and proper given the circumstances around the exams this year. There is no doubt that leaves the focus on those that really deserve it, the people we should all be congratulating; the students.”
Andrea McAllister, Head of Sixth Form added “I am incredibly proud of the achievements of all our students who have worked tirelessly throughout their time at Workington Academy Sixth Form. Following on from excellent results in last years’ AS exams our students have achieved outstanding outcomes, that will provide the opportunity to progress successfully onto the next stage of their education or training.”
Pleasing-results were achieved by many including:
- Daniel Bell who achieved 4 grade A* in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. He will progress to Queens College, Oxford to study Mathematics.
- Chloe Stephenson who achieved grade A* in Religious Studies and grades A in History and English Literature, she is now going on to study English and History at the University of Leeds.
- Danielle Hayton who achieved A* in Further Mathematics and grades A in both Mathematics and Chemistry. She intends to take up a degree apprenticeship with Sellafield Ltd. in September.
- Kieran Goldwater who also achieved grades A* in Further Mathematics, A in Mathematics and A in Physics, he also intends on pursing a degree apprenticeship with Sellafield Ltd from September.
Students studying vocational courses have also achieved highly with three students, Caitlin Challenger, Jonathan Dervey and Kate Stoddart achieving Distinction*, Distinction, Distinction in our popular Children’s Play, Learning and Development course. These three students all plan on attending university, two to train as primary school teachers and one to study psychology.