Students at Whitley Academy are celebrating a very pleasing last set of A-level and BTEC results before the school officially changes its name to Meadow Park School in September. 

26% of all grades were between A* – B, with an impressive number of students heading off to their first choice of university or apprenticeship.

Bernadette Pettman, Headteacher at Whitley Academy, said: “It is easy to forget that for many of these students this was their first full and formal set of exams. They couldn’t sit their GCSEs in 2020, and they have not seen any of their peers prepare for these crucial examinations before.

“That being said, they performed brilliantly and have secured some remarkable personal outcomes that are a direct result of their hard work and determination.

Among the smiling faces were:

  • Jakub Krupa, who achieved a B in Maths, B in Physics and a C in Chemistry and absolutely delighted to be able to take up his place at Coventry University to study Aerospace Systems Engineering. 
  • Khelya Bitemo was pleased to have achieved a B in French, and two Distinctions in Applied Science and Health and Social Care. She will now go on to study Adult Nursing at Northampton University.
  • Filip Kopec achieved a Distinction* in Business and a Merit in IT. He will now take up an apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Kavitharshan Baskaran was elated to have secured her place at Keele University to study Biology and Computer Science after achieving a Distinction in Applied Science and Distinction in IT.
  • Aurum Sandhar’s Distinction* in IT and Business will allow her to study Business and Digital Marketing at Liverpool John Moores University.  

Bernadette Pettman added: “Whitley Academy strives to achieve excellent outcomes for young people, but also provides opportunities for them to be creative, innovative and to enjoy their learning.

“We are all really pleased with how the students overcame the difficulties of recent years and the amazing accomplishments they were able to achieve. We send them all our sincere wishes for their future as they take the next steps forward.”