GCSE success at Lord Lawson

Students and staff at Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy are ecstatic at receiving their GCSE results. Overall, students performed extremely well, with 85% gaining a secure pass (Grade 4) in Mathematics and 82% gaining a secure pass in English. 76% of students gained a secure pass in both Mathematics and English. 26% of GCSE grades at the school were 9-7 (equivalent to the old A* and A). In contrast to the national picture, results at Lord Lawson were higher this year than for any of the past three years.

Highest performing students included Erin Fairbrother, who gained 10 GCSEs at the highest grade, Grade 9; Nina Halpin, who gained 9 Grade 9s and 1 grade 7; and Daisy Gladstone and Jamie Melton, who both scored 8 Grade 9s and 2 Grade 8s. Other students who achieved the highest grades included Faye Richardson, Elsa Driver, Dulcie Gray, Lucy McGuiness-Brown, Matthew Ward, Navjot Kaur, Amber Bailey-Coughlan, Evie Robson-Lynch, Anya Brown and Euan Rennie, all of whom gained nine or more top grades. Many other students made impressive progress across a wide range of subjects, including Leon Anthony, Myles Armstrong, Grace Walton, Jasmine Ward, Adam Johnson and Ben Hall.

Andrew Fowler, the Academy’s Principal, said, “We are so proud of all our students, and it has been wonderful to see the joy in their faces as they collect their results today.

“These students have overcome hardship and adversity; they have coped with COVID lockdowns, absences and extreme anxiety. Our school staff and the students’ parents have worked so hard to support our students, and we are all thrilled with the results. We look forward to seeing many of these students in our sixth form.”

Joe Dicocco, Deputy Principal, commented, “We put the welfare of our students first, and we have done everything possible to help them face the challenges of these exams. These excellent results are very significant for our students and staff, but also for the whole community, because they show everyone that the improvements we have put in place at Lord Lawson are working.

“I congratulate our students on their brilliant achievement. Parents, students and staff can have confidence in the high quality of teaching and learning at Lord Lawson.”

Highest attaining subjects at the school include Drama, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Music, Graphics, German, PE, Art and Design, History, Dance, Geography and Mathematics. These subjects show the breadth of opportunities available to students across the curriculum at Lord Lawson.

Prospective parents and students who are interested in finding out more about Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy are invited to the Open Evening on Tuesday 27 September at 4:30pm.