Ribble Valley students jump for joy at Westholme A Level results

Ribble Valley students who successful undertook A Level studies at Westholme School in Blackburn were jumping for joy this morning.

Thursday, 13th August 2020, 3:53 pm
Updated Thursday, 13th August 2020, 3:58 pm
Jake Perry, Kathryn Byrne, Josh Dodding, Elsie-Mae Pickup and Charlotte Heys jump for joy at Westholme School.

Dominic Naylor (18) from Whalley, is thrilled with his results – after receiving a A*AA in geography, maths and physics.

Dominic, Head Boy at Westholme School, said he was really pleased with his results and is now looking forward to studying Geography at Newcastle after receiving an unconditional place.

The teen has studied at Westholme since Year 1 and said it was the mix of both human and physical features taught at Westholme that encouraged him to choose this particular course for further education.

He said: “I have enjoyed every minute of my time at Westholme. Becoming Head Boy was a highlight and speaking at prizegiving and acting as a role model for other pupils. Staff were so supportive when it came to UCAS and my personal statement and helping me with career choices.

“I have tried to get involved in everything that school life can offer – from sports to shows, and trips. There’s lots of things I’ll miss. It’s a special place.”

Ana Bradbury (18) Whalley, has got into her first choice of university – Oxford Brooks – where she is looking forward to studying architecture.

She said: “I have been very nervous because it has been out of my hands but I’m really happy and very excited.

“The highlight at Westholme has been the people. Everyone wants to learn. The staff have been so supportive.”

Georgiana Ewart-Jones (18) from Clitheroe, received an AAB in psychology, textiles and business and is off to study business at The University of Leeds.

She said: “I’m so glad I got an A in Psychology. It was really scary waiting to open the email with my results. My parents are so happy. They know how much I wanted to go to Leeds.

“There have been so many highlights at Westholme. The teachers have been so supportive and everyone at the school is so friendly.”

Lucy Barrett (18) from Mellor, is off to Northumbria University to study interior architecture.

Lucy wanted to do something creative and it was her work experience placement at an architecture practice that led to her university decision. My parents are over the moon.

“What I’ve loved most about Westholme is how supportive the teachers have been. I chose a mix of subjects and no one said you can’t do that. You get such a great feeling from the whole school. You are encouraged to do whatever you want.”