Despite national concerns around the EBacc narrowing the curriculum, Liverpool school, The Studio, is proving student passion for creative subjects is still in full force.
The Studio which is Liverpool’s only dedicated creative and digital tech school, has secured another impressive set of results, despite it being only the second time students have sat examinations at the new school.
Niamh Lawlor, from Walton, who joined the school halfway through year 10, had a rocky start at first, with very low attendance, but under the mentorship of principal Shaun McInerney, she knuckled down in year 11 and achieved an impressive set of A*s and As.
Shaun McInerney, principal at The Studio, said: “Watching the students open their results this morning and seeing their faces light up, I felt extremely proud. I’m grateful to all of our staff and students for putting in so much hard work and being so passionate, now they can rest in the knowledge that it’s all paid off.
“Results in our specialisms of IT, Creativity and Entrepreneurship were particularly strong, with ICT students achieving 85% and Enterprise students achieving 100% A*-C or equivalent. Students of Graphics, Art, Film and Creative Media achieved 84% A*-C.
“This is a testament to the focus and diligence of our high performing students and the dedication of our teachers and colleagues who always go the extra mile to support them. We are looking forward to welcoming our students back into our sixth form alongside other ambitious, creative and entrepreneurial students from across Merseyside and beyond.”
The Studio is a high school and sixth form in the Baltic Triangle, Liverpool’s creative and digital quarter. The school specialises in creative use of technology, and encourages pupils and students to get involved with the local digital studios.
Pic: Niamh Lawlor with principal Shaun McInerney