Year 13 students  were celebrating this morning as they received their A Level results at the Hucknall Sixth Form Centre, with students successfully progressing on to a variety of university courses and apprenticeships, as well as into employment.

This year’s top performer, Eden Burch, achieved a hugely impressive set of results with four As in chemistry, biology, psychology and her extended project qualification. Eden will be heading to her first-choice, University of St Andrew’s, to study neuroscience. Eden said: “Having joined Holgate in year 12 from another school, I have felt really supported – the teachers have been really flexible and have helped me achieve my excellent results, I am so pleased.”

Dedication to his studies also paid off for Reece Gatland with a distinction in applied law, distinction* in public services, a B in criminology and a C in his extended project qualification. Reece said: “My results just prove that hard work pays off. I am so proud of myself and really pleased with the support my teachers offered at HSFC”. Reece will be heading to the University of Nottingham to study law with criminology.

Amie Marshall showed incredible determination and resilience throughout her studies at The Holgate Academy and we are so pleased that she will be heading off to the University of Lincoln to study law, having achieved As in criminology and finance this year, adding to her law and business grades from last year. Amie said: “I wouldn’t have been able to achieve this without the help from my tutors – I am really pleased to be going to university to study law”.

Mrs Heather Widdup, executive principal at The Holgate Academy said: “This is a hugely important day of recognition for all our students and a time to appreciate all the hard work and dedication during their time at Holgate and Hucknall Sixth Form Centre.

“Congratulations to everyone who collected their results today – we wish you all the very best for the future.”

Student numbers at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre (HSFC) are growing each year, with the centre having an excellent reputation in the local community and beyond. If you would like to find out more about Hucknall Sixth Form Centre or wish to apply to start in September 2021, visit for more details.