[S]tudents at the Whitehaven Academy celebrated today as they collected their GCSE results. Academy staff worked hard to prepare students for the examinations and the school has seen some extremely positive results from its individual students and subjects.
A total of 18 out of 21 subjects have seen improvements in Progress 8 from the last academic year. Some particularly notable increases were in art, physics and biology, with the latter showing a positive progress 8 score meaning that students have done better than a significant number of other schools in the country.
Students who gained exceptional results include Josh Mcgrane who achieved an outstanding grade 9 in physics, six grade 8s and three grade 7s. Kathryn Nann also performed exceptionally, achieving a grade 9 in biology, seven grade 8s and two grade 7s. Similarly, Eliza Rippengal achieved two grade 9s in French and history as well as four grade 8s and four grade 7s.
Commenting on the results, Warren Turner, Principal at Whitehaven Academy said: “We are pleased to see a number of our students perform exceptionally well with many overcoming a number of barriers to achieve above what they were predicted. These results are part of our rapidly improving journey to become an outstanding academy and this is also reflected in our highly successful A-level results and our Ofsted Section 8 report. We will work at pace to build on these successes in future and are well on our way to ensuring that Whitehaven Academy becomes the outstanding school of choice for the local community.”