Students Celebrate Long-Awaited A-Level Results
Sixth-formers at Lodge Park Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, are celebrating today after receiving their long-awaited A-Level and Level 3 Vocational results. After a challenging year in which schools have faced disruption and cancelled exams, students have been awarded teacher-assessed grades, which have been ratified by examination boards.
Staff and teachers followed a highly rigorous process designed to ensure that all students receive the grades they merit, and that those grades were given fairly and consistently. Today’s results will give students their ticket to go on and study at university, or begin employment or an apprenticeship – whatever is the best option for them.
Amongst the students celebrating at Lodge Park Academy today were Head Girl, Katie Erridge, who has achieved double Distinction* in Cambridge Technical in Information Technology, A in Psychology and A in English Literature. Katie said, ‘I am ecstatic to gain these grades. I have been so supported here at Lodge Park Academy. I had considered going to a different sixth form after Year 11, but I am so glad I stayed. No matter what happened, the teachers here always helped me to feel secure and reassure me that it was all going to be okay.” Katie is going on to study Primary Education at Durham University.
Celebrating alongside Katie was Natalie Huggart, who has achieved A* in Psychology, double Distinction* in Cambridge Technical in Information Technology and Distinction* in Business. Natalie is going to study Business Management and Accounting at University of York. Natalie said, “I really doubted myself, so these results are such a relief. I’m really pleased, and appreciative of all the support I’ve had.” Mr York, Head of Sixth Form, said ”Natalie has achieved an absolutely amazing set of results despite all the obstacles. I am delighted that she will now be able to carry on her journey at university and am so proud of her achievements.”
Another happy student, Abe Gallagher, has decided to consider a range of options until he ‘finds his calling’. Abe achieved A* in Art and Design, A* in English Language and A in English Literature. Abe said, ‘I’ve proved to myself that I’m good at writing and that I have a creative eye, so I’m excited to spend some time exploring all the options and then making a choice that’s right for me.” Mr York, Head of Sixth Form, said, ”Abe has worked tirelessly to achieve these outcomes and I am delighted that his efforts have been rewarded highly. I wish him every success in finding his calling.”
One Year 13 student who feels she has already found her calling is Daisy Burgin. Daisy is currently working full time as a Learning Support Assistant at The Red Kite Special Academy in Corby, supporting children with disabilities. Daisy is deferring her place at De Montfort to study Education because she wants to spend a year gaining valuable experience. Daisy achieved A in Psychology, double Distinction* in Cambridge Technical Information Technology and Distinction* in Health and Social Care. Daisy said, “I’ve had great teachers here at Lodge Park Academy and I’ve loved the Sixth Form. Even though we’ve had a tough time with the pandemic, the closeness of the sixth form team has been really helpful.”
Robert Sloan, Executive Principal of Lodge Park Academy, said:
“The last eighteen months have required our students to display a huge amount of resilience and determination. We are incredibly proud of everything they have achieved. They are such a wonderful group of young people and we wish them every success for the future.”
Carly Waterman, Principal of Lodge Park Academy, said:
“Wherever they go next, whether it is to higher education, apprenticeships, or into the world of work, we know that our students are well prepared for everything that is to come. The tireless efforts and perseverance of staff, teachers, parents and students alike have all made today’s results possible. We’re really excited for what the future will bring for such a fantastic cohort of students.
Andi York, Head of Sixth Form, said,
“Year 13 have really excelled and I could not be more proud. They are all going on to destinations of their choice and have really bright futures ahead of them. It’s been a privilege to support them during their time here at Lodge Park Academy.”
Stuart Burns, CEO at the David Ross Education Trust, said:
“Congratulations to all the students at Lodge Park Academy who have received their well-deserved A Level and BTEC results today. Today marks a new chapter in students’ lives as they prepare for their next steps, whether that be university or their first job. Our world-class education offers students the best possible start in the world of work or higher education, and we know they will all go on to do great things. We wish all of our Leavers luck and look forward to seeing and hearing about all of their future success.”