Achievement Evening marks successes of Wayland Academy's class of 2017

The GCSE and BTEC achievements of more than 100 pupils were celebrated on Thursday 30th November at Wayland Academy Norfolk’s annual Achievement Evening.

Following a year of record-breaking results at the TEN Group Academy, the event provided an opportunity to recognise pupils’ individual subject achievements and to celebrate their progression on to A Levels and college courses at a wide range of sixth forms, colleges and training providers.    

Twenty three awards were presented to pupils for their outstanding achievements and progress in subjects ranging from Art to Travel & Tourism.  These included awards for the new GCSEs in English Literature, English Language and Maths, which were graded for the first time this year using the 9-1 grading system.

In addition to the subject awards, three pupils were presented with awards for their overall achievements and contribution to the academy:

The Award for Progress went to Mariana Ferreira, who was described as having had “an amazing journey” at the Academy, as she significantly exceeded her target grades in most of her subjects and smashed national standards for progress across her range of subjects.”

Georgia Schofield, who was a member of the Junior Leadership Team and actively supported numerous events and initiatives at the academy, was presented with the Award for School Life.  Georgia was praised for being “a superb ambassador for all that we do and a brilliant role model for her peers.” 

The Principal’s Award went to Hannah Kemp, who achieved 8 A* and A grades in her GCSEs, plus two grade 8s in English Language and Literature and a grade 9 in mathematics.

Seventeen-year-old Hannah, from Griston, is now studying A Levels in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology at Wymondham College. 

Following the Achievement Evening, Hannah, who plans to go on to do a degree in mathematics and then train to become an actuary, said: “It was nice to celebrate everyone for what they’ve achieved.  I felt proud to receive the Principal’s Award, it was nice to have all of the hard work recognised.”

Reflecting on her five years as a pupil at Wayland Academy Norfolk, Hannah added: “The best thing was the enthusiasm that a lot of the teachers had for their subjects, which they passed on to me.”

Wayland Academy Norfolk’s principal, Glen Allott, commented:

“All of our Year 11 leavers can be very proud of their achievements, which collectively produced a record-breaking set of GCSE results for the academy this summer.  It has been a pleasure for the teaching staff to watch the class of 2017 grow, academically and morally, to become young adults with the world at their feet.  If they maintain the same levels of motivation and hard work they have shown at Wayland Academy, the opportunities are limitless and we look forward to hearing about their amazing future careers and experiences.”

Pictured: Glen Allott presenting Hannah Kemp with the Principal’s Award.