Cockermouth School staff and students are delighted with an excellent set of 2019 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 2019 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 have performed exceptionally well in their A Level exams, continuing the pattern of high achievement at Cockermouth School Sixth Form. We are delighted that 13 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 Daniel Allaker, Niamh Hunter, Ellie Peck, Abigail Pickering and Jack Watson who all sat four A Levels and obtained a combination of A* and A grades, and to Katie Gleed and Antony Hodgson who both achieved an A* grade in all three of their subjects.
“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 Medicine at Newcastle University, Politics at Manchester, Aerospace Engineering at Leeds, Sports Journalism at Liverpool John Moore, Occupational Therapy at York St John, Education with Geography at Durham and Biochemistry at Bristol to name a few. In addition, a number of students have been accepted onto high quality apprenticeships in Engineering, Business Management and Project Management.
“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.”