Young people at a Cumbria specialist school which supports children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties and autism have been celebrating after receiving impressive exam results.
Across Wings School Cumbria, students achieved a fantastic 150 qualifications in total including almost 60 GCSEs. Each young person has achieved 11 qualifications and their successes mean 100% of them have secured their place in further education or training as they take their next steps along their educational journey.
There has been plenty to celebrate with 100% of students gaining qualifications in Maths, English and Science while 100% also gained an Art GCSE as well as a Photography GCSE. Two of the young people who sat exams leave the school with a haul of nine GCSEs each, while three students will also move on with 15 qualifications each.
Wings Cumbria offers a wide range of subjects and students this year have left with qualifications in Maths, English Literature, English Language, Combined Science, Open Awards, History, PE, Art and Photography.
As well as academic subjects, they have also achieved a wide range of other vocational qualifications including those in John Muir Discovery, Music & Performing Arts, Construction, Conservation, Catering & Hospitality and Equine Studies.
Wings Cumbria, part of Kedleston Group, is a specialist school which supports young people with social, emotional and mental health difficulties and autism on a residential, and day, basis. Often the children supported at Wings Cumbria have had very disrupted educations before coming to the school and have struggled in mainstream settings.
As a result of their exam successes, all students will now move on to further education or training including taking up college placements to study diverse subjects including Sports Coaching, Public Services, Media Studies, Hairdressing, Animal Care, Forensic Sciences and Childhood Studies.
Dr Lynda Mitchell, Kedleston Group’s Director of Quality and Compliance said: "What a wonderful foundation for the young people to build their future success on. We are delighted for the young people that their hard work and determination to succeed has resulted in these fantastic qualifications. Each and every one of them should be rightly very proud.”