More Lodge Park Academy students than ever before have got into the university or college of their choice after picking up their A-level results today.
Just over a third of all exams taken at the Corby academy were graded A*/A or equivalent, and almost 80 per cent of grades were C or above.
Principal Alison Hayes said: “Getting to university is all about achieving the all-important point scores that universities set as their admission criteria. Our average point score per pupil has increased markedly over the last three years as our results have continued to strengthen and rise.
“What has also been particularly pleasing is that our students are really challenging themselves to achieve this. The numbers taking what are traditionally seen to be quite difficult subjects at A-level has grown. Advanced English, applied ICT and the sciences are becoming increasing popular options, and I am delighted that Lodge Park Academy’s results are becoming comparable with some of leading schools in the area.”
Among the smiling faces at Lodge Park was Caiomhe Friel with A*BB, who is going to study geography at Leeds University, and Jack Buchanan, whose A*BB has secured him an ICT apprenticeship.
Jack Mears received a Dist* ABB and has been accepted to do financial maths at Nottingham University.
Wendy Marshall, chief executive of the David Ross Education Trust, said: “News from Lodge Park Academy just keeps getting better and better.
“This an academy which is firmly going in the right direction. Results are strengthening, huge investment is being made in the school’s infrastructure and the teachers should be commended for pushing themselves and their students to new levels of achievement and success.
“What is being demonstrated is that Lodge Park is a place that is bringing the very best out of its students.”