The future looks bright for King’s Hawthornes students


It was smiles all around for Year 11 students at King’s Leadership Academy Hawthornes as they collected their GCSE results.

One top achiever Catrin Garner had to get the good news about her results in a call from her mum Julia who said that she was “immensely proud” of her daughter.

Catrin is currently teaching sailing at a camp in Scotland in her role as Petty Officer and qualified RYA instructor in the Sea Cadets. She heard the good news that she achieved eight GCSE grade 7 – 9, including a 9 in English Language and an 8 in English Literature.

Another top achiever is Nosa Irabor who secured grade 9 in Chemistry, Physics and Spanish, achieving a total of nine GCSEs grade 7 and above.

Nosa joined King’s Hawthornes when he moved from Spain in Year 8. He is now going to South Sefton College and taking Chemistry, Physics and Maths A Levels. He hopes to progress on to university and study engineering.

Faye Whitehead (pictured above alongside Melissa Cai and Faye Holiday) with seven top grades 7-9 has been inspired to pursue a career in bio-chemistry. She was inspired to take this path in Year 9 after chemistry teacher Miss Grant linked their lesson to a future career choice. Now she is off to South Sefton College to study maths, biology, chemistry, and hopefully specialise in bio-chemistry when she progresses to university in two years.

Peter Gaul, Principal at King’s Hawthornes, said: “'Congratulations to the class of 2023 on their results this year. We wish all of our students every success on the next stage of their journey.”