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Cockermouth students celebrate outstanding A-level results

Some of the 27 students who acheived ALL A & A grades

Cockermouth School staff and students are delighted with an outstanding set of 2018 A-level results.

Headteacher Dr Rob Petrie said: “The continued hard work of the students and the inspirational teaching of our colleagues has been rewarded with the performance of our students. The 2018 results underline the seven-year commitment to study in our hard-working schools. There are many changes to A Level course content and we are making sure that, both collectively and individually, our schools are able to share accurate information with the media, the public and other stakeholders who are as keen as we are to celebrate the successes of our children and to congratulate all of our school staff.

“As always there are a number of queries over re-marks and grade boundaries and so, once the official DfE September checking exercise has been completed, we will issue our headline data. For now, it is essential we focus on the real stars of today, the students.

“We congratulate all of our Year 13 students who, for the third year running, have delivered significantly improved results in their A Level exams. An incredible 27 students gained all A* and A grades and these grades cover the full range of subjects we offer at Cockermouth School.

“There were many outstanding student performances; particular congratulations go to Alastair Thomas, Rachel Spalding, Alex McKinney and Laura Meier who all obtained at least three A* grades.

“We are delighted with the successes of all of our students, the overwhelming majority of whom have secured their places at their university of choice or on a highly-competitive apprenticeship programme. These include university places at a range of institutions to study subjects such as Mathematics at Warwick, Biochemistry at Exeter, Spanish and Portuguese at Newcastle, Computer Science at Durham, Midwifery at York and apprenticeships in Engineering and Theatre Studies, to name a few.

“My thanks to our hardworking and dedicated staff who have done so much to support students, both inside the classroom and through our superb pastoral system. We are also grateful for the continued support of parents who work closely with us to ensure the very best for our young people.

“We wish all of our students every success in their future careers.”

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