Students and staff at Lambeth Academy are celebrating once again this week, as GCSE qualifications are awarded today – following Tuesday’s highlights, when Sixth Formers secured their university offers.
This year, GCSEs were also awarded following Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) due to the cancellation of external examinations. As part of this assessment process, students at Lambeth Academy sat moderated examinations and completed a variety of coursework to demonstrate the progress they had made.
This morning was therefore an important occasion at Lambeth Academy, in recognising the hard work and determination of students over the past five years, and especially after another challenging academic year due to the pandemic.
As well as celebrating their achievements, many of the Year 11s have also been preparing to return to Lambeth Academy’s Sixth Form this autumn. The Sixth Formers themselves have had a fantastic week of success – with a high number of students securing offers to top Russell Group universities. This includes one aspiring medic who will be taking up a place at the University of Cambridge.
Today, among the Year 11 students celebrating individual successes were:
- Mehakdeep Kaur, who was awarded nine Grade 9s – representing the highest possible achievements across all her subjects;
- Eva Tollett and Joshua Bayles, who were both awarded seven Grade 9s and two Grade 8s;
- Lloyd Williams, who was awarded six Grade 9s and two Grade 8s;
- Leander Walters, who was awarded five Grade 9s and four Grade 8s;
- Faith Sherwin, who was awarded five Grade 9s and two Grade 8s.
Amy Welch, Principal of Lambeth Academy, said:
“I want to congratulate all our students celebrating their GCSE grades today. No Year 11 across the country will have had a straightforward year, but I have been beyond proud of how our group of students adapted to the challenges of home and blended learning and maintained such focus and determination in their studies.
“They should each feel immense pride in what they have achieved, knowing that their hard work has been worthwhile and that they can move on successfully to the next chapter of their lives. It is particularly special knowing that so many of our Year 11s will be returning to our Sixth Form in September to begin their A Level studies. We are very much looking forward to welcoming them back and wish all of them the very best of luck in their futures.”