Year 11 students at AKS Lytham today are celebrating their excellent GCSE and IGCSE grades.
Headmaster Mike Walton said, "This year’s results demonstrate the strong academic achievements of our students, alongside an impressive breadth of achievements outside the classroom from sports and arts to community leadership and adventure. Our students have once again shown that by following their own individual pathways they can achieve great success, whilst adding so much value to the wider school and our local communities. It is a real pleasure to work with them; we are so proud of all their achievements”.
Particular highlights include:
Zain Islam, a committed member of the Lytham St Annes Classical Association, achieved 10 A* grades. Jeremy Lo Ying Ping gained 9 A* grades this year to add to the A* in French he gained in Year 9.
On receiving his results Jeremy said, "I am so glad that the hard work I put in with the support of my teachers has helped me get such good results. I did better than I thought I could and have chosen which A levels to study in the Sixth Form – I can’t wait to get started!"
Whilst currently at the England U18 Future’s Cup Hockey Championship and having captained England at U16 level, Mollie Mason has been awarded 6A* and 4A grades. Other sporting students with exceptional results include Jason Gallagher (7A*, 3A) and Max Buckingham (6A*, 3A), who have just returned from the school’s Senior Rugby Tour to South Africa.
Jason and Max are amongst those who will be joining Antonia Pilkington (5A*, 4A) at the Global Round Square Conference in Cape Town this September. On their return they will help to develop further the six Ideals of internationalism, democracy, environmentalism, adventure, leadership and service throughout the school, alongside the new Discovery Framework for character education.
Antonia said, “I feel really lucky to have had the support of the school and my family that has helped me do so well in my exams while still helping to make a real difference through my involvement in Round Square. I can’t wait to go to the Global Conference and share ideas and thoughts with students from all over the world”.
Other students gaining straight A/A* grades include: Cheran Saravanan (8A*, 2A), Catriona Roy (7A*, 3A), Cally Bywater (6A*, 4A), Catherine Fewster (6A*, 4A), George Bell (7A*, 3A), Yazmin Zakrzewski (4A*, 5A), Daisy Salt (3A*, 6A) and Ben Gould (2A*, 7A).
Phill Rudd, Head of Middle School, said, "It’s great to see so many students celebrating such fantastic results, well done to all! It’s been amazing watching them gain confidence, skills and knowledge through their classes and wider activities and we couldn’t be happier for them. It’s a privilege to work at such a caring school with so many great students and parents.”
These outstanding results are especially impressive given the fact that our students also achieve so much beyond the examination hall. As well as academic achievements there has been national and international recognition for many, including: Jade Finlayson who was crowned U16 World Street Dancing Champion, Harrison Mills who is the youngest person in the UK to achieve "Microsoft Technical Associate" status and volunteers regularly at Lytham’s Park View, Jenny Lucking who in May was a National Rotary Young Musician of the Year finalist, Kenan Yeung who won a silver medal in the National Swimming Championships this summer, and Nadia Craggs who has competed in international ice skating competitions throughout the year.
Head of AKS Sixth Form, Phil Hayden said, “Well done to all our Year 11 students on their great results. It is really exciting to have such a group of talented, well-prepared students starting A levels with us in two weeks’ time. I know they will do a really good job of stepping up to the challenges they will face and look forward to welcoming them and the students from other schools that will be joining us in our Sixth Form on the 5th September."
Ten Passes: G Bell, R Hull, Z Islam, J Lo Ying Ping, M Mason, T Yeung.
Nine passes: H Barker, F Bell-Smith, C Bridges, J Brown, M Buckingham, C Bywater, R Chadwick, G Clayton, R Cole, N Craggs, J Cunningham, W Davidson, M Eccles, S Ellarby-Blunt, P Evans, G Fagan-Weston, C Fewster, C Fletcher, J Gallagher, B Gould, L Green, J Grimshaw, S Hackett, S Haythornthwaite, L Hoskisson, C Jacks, E Keenan, N Kilgallon, G Kulkhan Albaythani, M Loftus, J Lucking, T Mannion, M Masson, M Mcallister, H Mills, H Moore, E Morgan-Nimmo, K Munir, A Pilkington, C Rimmer Eastwood, E Ross, H Ross, S Rowe, C Roy, D Salt, C Saravanan, H Scarisbrick, I Sinclair, R Tebay, M Waddington, J Walker, O Walton, W Ward, C Watkins, J Wells, M Whorlton-Jones, K Williams, P Wood, T Wood, Y Zakrzewski.
Eight passes: E Dodd, J Finlayson, M Parkinson, H Thomas-Cooper.
Seven passes: B Boltuc, D Hunt, S Robertson.
Five passes: J Whitaker.
Pupils at AKS Lytham sit iGCSEs in almost all subjects, which are generally regarded as more rigorous than GCSEs, and provide a better foundation for study at A Level. The School’s results are not therefore affected by the change to the GCSE grading system this year.