Students at Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy are celebrating excellent results in their A levels and vocational qualifications.
48% of all A level grades were awarded at A*/A/B. 10% of A level grades were A*. The average grade overall was B-. Honours were shared equally between boys and girls. Top-scoring students were Amy Lamb, who gained 4 A* grades, in Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Further Maths, and Ryan Hall, who also gained four A* grades, in Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Maths.
Amy has a place at Oxford University to read Physics and Ryan has a place at Cambridge to read Natural Sciences. Ryan is the first from his family to attend university. Melissa Thamprasertwong gained 3 A* grades and will study Medicine at Sunderland. Thomas Deas and Thomas Blackbird also gained 3 A* grades.
Alice Weir, Scarlett Hart and Mark Burrows each scored 2A* and 1 A grades; Lauren Weallans and Charlie Hamilton gained 1 A* and 2 A grades each. Max King-Lough and Charlie Clark each gained 3 A grades; Joshua Hopkins and Jessica Lewis-Ward got a Distinction* and 2 A grades each.
The school is also delighted that our students have started apprenticeships and employment with significant local and national companies. Among our apprentices are Thomas Spence (Ernst & Young), Charlotte Dyball (Sage), Faye Hanks (Total Business Group) and Charlie Hamilton (Deloittes).
The top performing subjects in the sixth form were Further Maths, Chemistry, English Literature and Drama, all of which averaged A grades. Students in Music and ICT gained all Distinction or Distinction* grades.
This year’s results were based on tests and assessments carried out in school, which were then marked and moderated under strict guidelines from the examination boards. They are a fair representation of the abilities of students across the whole range of the work they have been taught.
Lord Lawson’s Principal, Mr Andrew Fowler, said: “These are excellent results, and I am absolutely delighted for all our students. Students are equipped to go on to the universities and careers of their choice.
“Our students are a credit to themselves and to their teachers. This year’s results show that the sixth form at Lord Lawson continues to perform very well, building on the rapid improvements across the rest of the school.”
Mrs Alison Jordan, Head of Sixth Form, congratulated students on their results. “We are all so proud of our students and thrilled with them that they have done so well. Students and their families have overcome enormous difficulties over the past two years.
“These results reflect their hard work and the support they have enjoyed from their families and friends. Many of them are now off to university; others will start apprenticeships and employment. They have been a lovely group of students, full of resilience and good humour, and we wish them all the best for the future.”
Lord Lawson’s Sixth Form has been recognised consistently by Ofsted as providing a very good quality of education, with high standards of teaching and learning and excellent pastoral care. A few places are still available for sixth form courses at Lord Lawson starting in September. Please contact Mrs Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org.