Students, staff and governors at The Holgate Academy, part of the Diverse Academies Learning Partnership, this morning were celebrating excellent GCSE results – reflecting both the effort and commitment made to meet changes to GCSE courses and grading.
Exceptional individual achievements included Lizzie Widdowson, who achieved two A grades, five A* grades and a grade 9 in maths, English Literature and English Language – the highest possible mark in these subjects. And Gregory Miller, who achieved one A grade, six A* grades, a distinction in BTEC sport, maths grade 7, grade 9s in English language and literature.
Also celebrating outstanding results were Aimee Johnson, Abbie Bolton, Emma Darlow, Mark Turner, Lakesha Wright, and Samuel Perkins, with the academy highlighting a special mention for students Megan Elliott and Matthew Jackson, who both made brilliant progress during key stage 4.
Sue Forsey, principal said: “The fantastic results achieved by our students are a testament to the time and effort they have dedicated to succeeding at the very start of a new era in courses and grading. There have been some outstanding successes and this reflects the hard work put in throughout the year. We are extremely proud of our students’ achievements and are excited for them as they continue their development in our sixth form."
Students at Holgate Academy in Hucknall, part of the Diverse Academies Learning Partnership, were celebrating this morning as they received their A-Level grades. Students’ hard work really paid off, with 4% of students gaining A*- A grades, 32% gaining A*- B grades, and 95% receiving a pass grade. 65% of students who took vocational qualifications also received a distinction* or distinction. The positive results showed an improvement in all areas from last year’s performance, highlighting the superb efforts of this year group.
Since September 2016, students have been undertaking their studies at the Hucknall Sixth Form Centre, alongside peers from partner academies, National Church of England Academy and Queen Elizabeth’s Academy. Students were in great spirits as they opened their results, with great individual success meaning many individuals would be moving on to university, employment and apprenticeships.
Sue Forsey, principal, joined students as they received their results and said; “We are really pleased with our key stage 5 results this year – these continue to improve year on year. Our pass rate has increased to 95% with 33% of our students achieving the higher grades. We would like to congratulate all of our year 13 students on their success and wish them good luck with the next phase of their studies or chosen career pathway. Particular mentions must go to Fynn Lithgow who achieved A*,A,B,B and Kira Spooner also did superbly well, achieving A,B,B,B - she will go on to university to study a degree in psychology.”