Huge congratulations to Joe F (Y7) who recently classified as para disability swimmer.
He gained the s5 classification through swim England and went ahead and won the freestyle and breast stroke 100m achieving the times to enter the national para swimming gala in Manchester.
Joe not only won the s5 classification section but he also won the mixed disability classification for 10-13yr olds in 100m breaststroke beating a lot of swimmers older and more able than himself.
Joe has since been discussed by sport England for the swim England talent pool. Joe is now recognised as a gold medallist in the para nationals for 100m breast stroke.
This is a fantastic result for Joe and we are all very hopeful that this is the start of great things for Joe.
We are proud of the achievements of our hard-working Year 11 students who are celebrating their exam success. We are particularly pleased with the number of our students who attained the highest grades, with 54% of all entries achieving Grade 5 or above and delighted that 139 Grade 8s and 9s were awarded to LJS students across a range of subjects; 60 of these were Grade 9s. Special mention goes to Charlotte Bennett and Emily Earl who achieved Grades 8/9 in all their subjects.
In the following subjects more than 20% of students achieved a Grade 7 or above: Art, Biology, Child Development, Chemistry, Engineering, French, German, History, ICT, Physics, RE, GCSE PE, Music, Spanish and Physics and we are thrilled that our students now have choices open to them to pursue education and training.
70% of all Grades achieved were Grade 4 or above and 63% of students achieved a Grade 4 or above in both English and Maths.
It should also be remembered that exam results, important as they are, only represent part of the picture. As well as performing so well academically, students in the class of 2019 have contributed to our school in many other ways; being active members of our school community and excelling in PE and Performing Arts. Not every achievement is measured through exam success and we will look forward watching our Class of 2019 students go on to every success in the future in all kinds of different ways.