Results day was A very special event at Fulwood Academy.
The Fulwood school is celebrating the outstanding results of its first cohort of A level students.
Principal Richard Smyth said: “The Academy started its sixth form in September 2011 when the campus was in the middle of a major new building programme.
“Despite the strain on the temporary and cramped facilities-particularly in Year 12- the year group have achieved a 99 per cent pass rate at A level and a strong 65 per cent grades A*-C.
“This will enable our students to go onto Universities such as Durham, Lancaster, Manchester and UClan as well as the opportunity for employment.”
He added that current students were now enjoying the completed new building and facilities which give even better opportunities both at GCSE and A level.
The numbers entering the Academy sixth form have grown, and results at AS this year are even better than in 2012.
Mr Smyth added: “Ably led by Mr Paul Taylor, head of sixth form, the staff have relished the challenge of teaching 16-18 year olds in their specialist subject.
“The results of this first cohort reflect great credit both on the student’s hard work but also the expertise and commitment of the teaching staff. Staff now see just how important it is to take responsibility for students’ education up to 18 from 11. A levels are demanding examinations. Our sixth form provides continuity in an environment where they are known and supported.”
For all the news on this years A-level results, pick up a copy of today’s Lancashire Evening Post.