A-level students celebrate their results across the Lancaster and Morecambe district

LGGS students celebrate their A-levels. Back row from left to right: Daisy Southern, Emma Gittins, Jen White, Jackie Cahalin (headteacher). Front row from left to right: Abi Thornley, Jody Tidesworth and Megan Dillon.
LGGS students celebrate their A-levels. Back row from left to right: Daisy Southern, Emma Gittins, Jen White, Jackie Cahalin (headteacher). Front row from left to right: Abi Thornley, Jody Tidesworth and Megan Dillon.

Sixth formers across the district have been collecting their A-level results this morning – and we will bring you any celebratory photos and comments as we get them.

Sixth formers across the district have been collecting their A-level results this morning – and we will bring you any celebratory photos and comments as we get them.

Carnforth High students celebrate their A-level results.

Carnforth High students celebrate their A-level results.

Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School Year 13 students have been rewarded for all their hard work and commitment with excellent results.

74 per cent of all grades were at A* to B with a remarkable 44 per cent at the very highest A* and A grades.

Forty students gained at least three A-levels at grade A and above, with nine students gaining at least three A* grades.

One of the school’s many top performing students is Megan Dillon. Megan gained two A* and one A grades as well as contributing fully to school sporting life as Sports’ Captain.

Sixth form student Sheba Warhol opening her results at Central Lancaster High School.

Sixth form student Sheba Warhol opening her results at Central Lancaster High School.

Megan is also U19 Lancashire table tennis champion and competes at a national level. She leaves behind a legacy of increased interest and success in table tennis at LGGS. Megan will be studying dentistry at Newcastle University.

Another high performing student who has made a great contribution to school life and local theatre is Niamh Fraser. Niamh gained two A* and one A grade while continuing to develop her acting skills and was recently part of the Duke’s summer production.

Katherine Deakin, who gained three A*, is one of six students who have gained places at Oxbridge. Katherine will be studying Geography at St Catherine’s College, Oxford.

Another outstanding student Marianne Rees, who gained three A* and one A grade, will be continuing her passion for computer science at Leeds University.

Dallam students Hannah Douthwaite, Samuel Pearce and Charlie Lewis have done exceptionally well in ther International Baccalaureate.

Dallam students Hannah Douthwaite, Samuel Pearce and Charlie Lewis have done exceptionally well in ther International Baccalaureate.

There were some very strong performances from students who joined Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School Sixth Form from other schools.

Deputy Head Girl Jen White, who joined from Central Lancaster High School, gained a fantastic three A* grades and will be studying history and politics at London School of Economics.

Another former Central student, Maya Hassan-Rawcliffe, also gained three A* grades and will now develop her fantastic talent in art with a foundation year.

The high success rate means the students have secured their places at their chosen universities to study a wide range of courses including Medicine, Dentistry. Law, Engineering, Politics and International Relations in addition to the more traditional subjects such as Sciences, English, History, Geography and Languages.

Ben Simms from Carnforth High with his A-level results.

Ben Simms from Carnforth High with his A-level results.

Headteacher Jackie Cahalin said: “At Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School Sixth Form we aim to support every student in finding their place in the world as happy, healthy, fulfilled young people, ready for their future.

“Academic success is a key part of this. However also important are the skills our students have developed through a range of opportunities including sports, arts, music, leadership posts and the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

“The students and staff have worked incredibly hard to achieve these excellent results. Everybody at LGGS would like to congratulate our Year 13 and wish them all the very best for the future.”

Morecambe High head, Vicki Michael, said: “I would like to congratulate the students at Morecambe Community High School on their impressive A-level results this year.

“Of special note is Fine Art and Photography, where a number of students achieved A* grades. The highest achieving students this year were Lileigh Threlfall with A*, A*, A Bethany Pasha with A*, A*, B and India Evans with A*, A, C.

“We wish all the students well as they take up their University places for the coming September.

Our Lady's Catholic College pupils celebrate their A-level results.

Our Lady's Catholic College pupils celebrate their A-level results.

“Despite a year of many changes for the school, Sixth Form students have performed extremely well, achieving 100% A*-C in Music, Chemistry, Sport, Computing and Media Studies.

“The students completing the new tougher vocational subjects have also excelled, with the highest performer being Olivia Armitstead who achieved two Distinctions and a Distinction*, exceeding her target grades.

“As a school, we are proud of all their hard work, and would like to congratulate everyone who has made this success possible in 2018.”

Sixth form students and staff at Central Lancaster High School are celebrating the best A-level and BTEC results that the school has seen over previous years.

Students at Central achieved a 100 per cent pass rate across all of their subjects for the first time in the history of the school.

The school has also seen more students than ever before achieve the highest possible A* and Distinction* grades. Overall students have exceeded their target grades and predictions.

Most of the post-16 students at Central studied a combination of both A-level and vocational BTEC qualifications and they have achieved a superb set of results which has seen all of them secure their destinations of choice for next year.

Staff and governors at CLHS believe that offering a range of curriculum choices that is varied and appropriate to both students and the world we live in is an essential component to their success.

Headteacher Nicola Hall said: “We are delighted that through excellent teaching and the highest quality student support, all of our students have been successful in their post 16 studies.

“They are all making positive choices for their futures and these include a range of university courses and apprenticeships. The dedicated team of tutors here at Central have been providing our students with the best possible advice, guidance and support to ensure that they have all been able to realise their aspirations.

“We have made a number of changes and improvements at Central over the last two years and will continue to do so to ensure that all the children and families that come here are offered the very best education and support that is available.

“We would like to thank our students for their commitment to their studies and to their parents for their on-going support over the last seven years.”

From September 2018, Central Lancaster will no longer offer post-16 provision to students but is working very closely with all of its partners both in Lancaster and beyond to ensure that students make choices from the widest range of high quality provision possible.

“They are provided with excellent careers guidance to support their future choices at every step of their journey with us.

All the student support, careers guidance and wide range of subjects will be available at the school’s Open Evening this year which is scheduled to take place on Thursday September 13.

Helen Seddon, headteacher of Our Lady’s Catholic College, said: “We are delighted that our students have once again done fantastically well with a record breaking set of exam results. Top grades are up again with 30 per cent of all grades being A* or A with over three quarters of all grades are at A*-C. We have also seen a 100 per cent pass rate at A-Level despite the more challenging A-Level qualifications.

“We have yet again performed outstandingly in the facilitating subjects securing our place as one of the leading sixth forms in the county with A- level students gaining at least two grades AAB in some of the most demanding A-Level subjects. Just one example of this is the 100% A*-B achievement of our A-Level chemists, each one securing no less than a grade B.

“This once again shows that our most able students have performed brilliantly despite the tougher A-level exams.

“Particular congratulations must go to Lucy Walker who achieved A*AA grades and Megan Hughes who achieved AAA grades. Lucy has gained a place at Liverpool University to study Adult Nursing and Megan has gained a place at Manchester University to study Midwifery.

“Also congratulations go to Natalie Ao who has gained AAB and a Distinction and will be studying International Hospitality management at the University of Surrey, Sabrina Baybutt who has achieved AABC and will be studying Law at Lancaster University, Niamh McBride who achieved AAB and will be studying English and Creative Writing at Queen’s University Belfast, Julian Lo who achieved A*BC and a Distinction* and will be studying Anthropology at Manchester University, Caitlin Sinclair achieved ABB and will be studying Law at Newcastle University, Celina Hart who achieved ABC and will be studying History at Newcastle University and Hazra Suleman who achieved AB and a Distinction and will be studying History at Lancaster University.

“Our results in vocational subjects are once again exceptional with over 90 per cent of all grades being at Distinction* to Merit together with another 100 per cent pass rate despite the introduction of new tougher vocational qualifications this year.

“Particular praise going to Rachel Young who achieved Distinction* Distinction Distinction and Aimmee Craney who achieved Distinction* Distinction Merit.

“We are also delighted that Charlie Seddon has also gained a place studying medicine at Lancaster University after a year out gaining work experience, having secured A*AA last year.

“nce again our students have done themselves proud with every single student passing every single qualification they studied with the vast majority of them meeting or exceeding their aspirational target grades.

“Here at Our Lady’s we are able to offer all students the curriculum and course that is right for their learning style and students consistently do exceptionally well on academic, vocational or a mix of the two. We congratulate our students and their parents and thank them and their teachers for their hard work and dedication in securing these tremendous outcomes.

“Our combination of fantastic students, supportive parents, professional caring staff and smaller than average class sizes have led to these record breaking results.

“Almost all our students have secured their first choice of university place with students also successful in assuring places on high quality apprenticeship schemes in Civil Engineering, Business and Accountancy.

“We are delighted that our students can now embark on the next stage of their careers and we wish them all the very best for the future.”

Carnforth High are extremely proud of the excellent results achieved by Year 13 this year.

Carnforth students have risen to the challenge of the new more rigorous A-Levels, achieving higher than national average grades overall. Of particular note are Art, Mathematics, Religious Education and Sport, all of which achieved 100% A*-B. All vocational subjects achieved a pass rate of 100 per cent.

The highest achieving students in 2018, are: Eden Russell with A* in Geography, A in Art, and B in English; Ben Sims with A in Mathematics, A in Computer Science and B in Physics, and Cameron Lawton with a B in Physics, B in Maths and C in Computer Science.

A spokesman said: “We are equally impressed with the achievements in the reformed vocational qualifications. The highest achieving student was Arran Fearnley with a Distinction* in Business, a Distinction in Media and a Distinction in IT. Once again all students who applied to university have been successful.

“Results this strong would not be possible without the hard work of the staff and students at Carnforth High School and we would like to thank everyone who has been part of our success.”

Dallam A-level and International Baccalaureate students have achieved very good results once again.

Head of Year 13 Steven Henneberry said: “Results seen across Dallam A’ levels and International Baccalaureate courses have allowed our students to progress onto some fantastic diverse university and apprenticeship opportunities, both in the UK and around the world.

“We are extremely proud that all the hard work and determination has paid off, another strong set of results for our Year 13 students.”

Notable achievements include Head Girl Lauren Tranter who will study Drama and Theatre Arts at Goldsmiths, and Head Boy Louis Singleton who will study Music at Leeds College of Music.

“Two sets of twins have also done very well – Theo Gallagher has been offered Business Management at Northumbria whilst his twin Libby has been accepted on to the Art and Design Foundation Course at Kendal College.

“Eve and Grace Sandford have been offered Veterinary Science at Nottingham and Politics and Modern History at the University of Manchester respectively.

“Ross Brooks has been hugely successful in gaining an apprenticeship with BAE Systems.

“In addition to our A-level successes, IBCP students Sam Platon and Dylan Bradley will both study Nutrition, Diet and Lifestyle at Sheffield Hallam. Jake Shuttleworth, also IBCP, will go on to study Outdoor Adventure Education at University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

“These results follow our excellent IB diploma results which include Charlie Lewis studying History at the University of York, Hannah Douthwaite will study Medicine at the University of Manchester and Samuel Pearce is off to the University of Leeds to study Chinese and Spanish.”

Our Lady's Catholic College pupils celebrate their A-level results.

Our Lady's Catholic College pupils celebrate their A-level results.

Our Lady's Catholic College pupils celebrate their A-level results.

Our Lady's Catholic College pupils celebrate their A-level results.