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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.

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