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West Lakes Academy Students Celebrate A Level Results

L-R: Sara Hughes, Nisha Gardner, Rhianna Keir

West Lakes Academy staff and students are celebrating the 2019 A Level results.

The academy is thrilled to announce a number of outstanding individual performances with high grades being achieved across the wide range of A Levels and equivalent qualifications.

  • Adam Baker has achieved A*, A* A* grades and will study Medicine at Oxford University
  • Emily Cockbain has achieved A*, A*, B and will study Media & Cultural Studies at Lancaster University.
  • Head Boy, Tom Harris has achieved A*, A*, A* and will study Chemistry at Oxford University.
  • James Hryb achieved A*, A*, A*, B and will study Maths at Imperial College London
  • Dominic Jackson achieved A*, A*, A and will study Chemistry at Manchester University.
  • Louise Kelly achieved Distinction* Distinction*, B grades and will study Business Management with Marketing at Leeds University.
  • Luca Kovacs achieved A*, A*, A, A and will study Medicine at Edinburgh University.
  • Hollie Morton-O’Fee achieved A*, A*, Distinction and will study Costume Design at the Northern School of Art.
  • Sarah Umar achieved A*, A , A , A* and will study Law at Durham University
  • Natasha Whyte achieved A, A*, A, A and will study Maths at Manchester University.
L-R: Tom Harris, Adam Baker and James Hryb

Barry Simpson, Vice Principal and Director of Sixth Form said: “It is a privilege to see so many ecstatic students receiving what can only be described as another set of fantastic results for themselves and also West Lakes Academy. These students committed themselves to two years of intensive study that has culminated in some exceptional outcomes. The most important thing about these results however is that they will secure a route not only for our students to further their education as far afield as London  or Edinburgh but to also begin higher and advanced level apprenticeships within the local area and to share their learning and achievements with the local and global communities into which they now enter.”

Natasha Whyte and family

James Jackson, Principal of West Lakes Academy said: “I am absolutely delighted with these results. They are a real testament to the hard work of the students and staff here at WLA and I wish our young people every success in the future – I am incredibly proud of each and every one of them. A special thank you must also go to the families of our students for their constant and unwavering support over the last two years – without this, such fantastic results would not be possible.”

Students happy with their results

Jonathan Johnson, Chief Executive of the West Lakes Multi-Academy Trust added: “I am delighted for the young people of West Lakes Academy and to see the quality of their education has remained at the highest level while we have continued to grow as a multi-academy trust; we haven’t lost what’s special about WLA. The students’ results are a perfect reflection of all their hard work and that of the staff over the past seven years. This has been my constant prayer and it has been answered. I thank God that we have such a talented and committed group of adults, leading such a willing community of students.”

The academy will release its headline data in September once the official DfE checking exercise has been completed, allowing for queries over re-marks and grade boundaries to be addressed.

Anyone wishing for more information on West Lakes Academy, including its sixth form, should contact: [email protected]

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