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Over a third of West Lakes Academy pupils achieve highest A-level grades

West Lakes Academy Credit: ITV Border

West Lakes Academy has announced that over a third of its A-level students have attained the highest possible grades of A/A*.

In total, 38.2% of all entries were awarded the top grades, with 83% of all entries attaining at least a C grade.

Barry Simpson, Assistant Principal and Head of Sixth Form at West Lakes Academy, said

It is a pleasure 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 have dedicated themselves to two years of intensive study and this effort has culminated in the cohort surpassing many of the amazing headline figures that we set last year.

The most important thing about these results however is that they have provided a pathway not only for our students to further their education as far afield as Oxford or Edinburgh but to also begin Higher and Advanced level Apprenticeships within the local area and to begin to return the benefit of their studies to the local area and industries.

– Barry Simpson

University of Cumbria opens 'clearing hotline' for A-level students

The UoC clearing call centre Credit: ITV Border

Over 100 staff and students at the University of Cumbria are manning the clearing call centre.

Last year, over 3000 calls were made, as A-level students who didn't get the grades needed for their chosen universities attempt to get in through the UCAS clearing process.

You can find out more about the University of Cumbria's clearing process here.


Ullswater Community College posts best results in its history

Ceri Sargent (L) and Holly Roddis collecting their A level results at Ullswater Community College in Penrith. Credit: ITV Border

Ullswater Community College has reportedly posted the best results the college has ever had, with 86% of students achieving a grade B or above.

Students such as Ceri Sargent and Holly Roddis (pictured above) will be celebrating as they acquired the grades needed to get into university.


D&G councillor 'delighted' with exam results

Councillor Jeff Leaver, chairman of the Children, Young People and Lifelong Learning Committee, said:

Providing the best start in life for all our children is a priority for our Council. I'm delighted with the excellent overall performance in terms of exam results in our region. This is due to hard work on behalf of pupils and staff and the vital support of parents and guardians.

It is important to remember, however, that some may not quite have got the results they hoped for. For pupils in this situation there is support in place, with staff available with help to explore available options.

– Councillor Jeff Leaver
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