A-level celebrations for Whitburn C of E Academy students Posted on: 16 Aug 2018

Students at Whitburn Church of England Academy celebrated record breaking A-level results, with over half of all grades achieved at A*-B and average point scores significantly up on last year.

Alan Hardie, Principal, commented: “I’m especially proud of our students achieving these excellent results when they’ve had to cope to with huge changes to the specifications and exam system. At a time when many other Sixth Forms have raised their entry criteria and encouraged some students to leave at the end of Year 12, I’m very proud of the fact that Whitburn’s results are based on having an inclusive Sixth Form, where students are supported to achieve their potential. I’m delighted that those students who joined us in Year 12 have been just as successful as those who’ve been with us since Year 7, which fully justifies our Outstanding OFSTED judgement from January and our World Class School designation”.

“It’s wonderful that again we have so many students gaining places on very competitive courses such as Medicine, Engineering, Dentistry, and Pharmacy at Russell Group Universities; and our first student into Cambridge University. I would like to congratulate all of our students for their individual successes and thank staff for their tremendous work and our parents and carers for their support”.