Havelock Academy students celebrate success

Thursday, August 18, 2016

It was a day of distinction at Havelock Academy, as sixth form students opened their A-Level and vocational qualifications this morning.

Wendy Jackson, Principal, was impressed with students’ achievements.

“We have seen incredible individual performances today that show just what our students are capable of.

“The average grade for students doing a vocational qualification was a Distinction +, in comparison to last year’s average score of Merit +. Some strong results were also achieved at A-Level.

“This means that the vast majority of students are able to get on to the further or higher education courses of their choice.”

Jordan Steeles-Turner who gained 2A grades in Maths and Chemistry and 2Bs in Physics and ICT, will now go on to study Mathematics at the University of Birmingham.

Jordan said: “I had really mixed feelings this morning but am really pleased with my results. Maths has always been a subject I’ve enjoyed and found easy.”

Eloise Gyte, who is also a keen fundraiser for Rethink Mental Health and recently took part in a sponsored sky dive for the charity, was thrilled with her results.

She said: “I was terrified this morning!I put a lot of pressure on myself and have worked really hard, I’m so happy with my results. I’ve loved my time at Havelock Academy, the staff have been so supportive not just with A Levels but with preparing me for University. I’m sad to leave but looking forward to the next chapter at York St Johns University.”

Other top performers include John Stephenson who will be going to University of Hull to study Geography and Olivia Scott who is on her way to Bishop Burton College to study Animal Management and Behaviour, through exceptional work ethic and dedication, both achieved beyond expectation.

Mrs Jackson added: “We are all proud of each and every one of our students. We set our standards high to create an environment where young people can achieve and excel, and it is incredibly rewarding to see them reach their aspirations.”