Jumping for joy at Westholme School

Preston and South Ribble youngsters were among those celebrating A Level success at Westholme School.

By Sonja Astbury
Thursday, 13th August 2020, 4:02 pm
Updated Thursday, 13th August 2020, 4:04 pm
A Level students jump for joy at Westholme  School
A Level students jump for joy at Westholme School

Abi Lee, 18, from Preston, is delighted after getting an A in the subject she wants to pursue as a career and is now off to study photography at the University of Huddersfield.

She said: “I love capturing nature from different angles, and photography is completely different to other subjects. It’s my passion.

“The teachers and the people here at Westholme have a real community feel.”

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Jake Perry, also from Preston, is looking forward to becoming the third generation of his family to work at BAE Systems.

He received a B and two Cs in geography, maths and physics for his time at the Blackburn school and has been accepted on to degree apprenticeship with the aerospace giant.

He said: “I did my work experience there a couple of years ago and that was it – I knew that was what I wanted to do. BAE Systems had 8,000 applications. Of those they gave out 300 apprenticeships and just a handful of degree apprenticeships.

Emily Berry, 18, from Leyland, was thrilled to get an A in all three of her in her subjects . Emily was relived after opening her grades, even though she was predicted three As in economics, business and English.

She is looking forward to studying accountancy and finance, including a placement, at the University of Manchester- following in the footsteps of her dad who was also an accountant.

The straight-A student said: "I am really happy with my results. I’ve really enjoyed my time at Westholme School – especially all the extra-curricular activities like the spots and drama. I have enjoyed the whole experience."