Students at The Holgate Academy, part of the Diverse Academies Trust, were able to celebrate their hard work this morning as they collected their GCSE results.

In what has been an anxious wait, students breathed a sigh of relief and were overcome with joy as they received a solid set of results. Many of the academy’s top performers will now go on to A level studies at the Hucknall Sixth Form Centre, or will pursue pathways into training, apprenticeships and further education.

Bethany S achieved an incredible set of results with six grade 9s, three grade 8s, one grade 6 and a Distinction**. She will now go on to study chemistry, biology and criminology at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre. Bethany said: “Wow, I am so pleased, I am really looking forward to starting at sixth form in September.”

One student who was delighted with their results was Poppy A who achieved three grade 8s, five grade 7s and Distinction** in music and physical education. Poppy said: “I am so delighted with my results!” She will now continue her studies at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre.

Max E did incredibly well – he achieved five grade 9s, five grade 8s and Distinction** in physical education. He will also head to Hucknall Sixth Form Centre to study maths, physics, chemistry and psychology. Max said: “The sleepless nights were so worth it! Thank you so much!”

Celebrations were also in order for Shannon D who achieved two grade 9s, five grade 8s and two grade 7s. Shannon said: “It has been an anxious few weeks, but I am so pleased with my results.”  Shannon will continue her studies at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre.

Also celebrating today was George H. George said his motto of ‘work smarter, not harder’ saw him through his exams and he will also be heading to Hucknall Sixth Form Centre. George achieved a grade 9 and two grade 8s, with top scores in his other subjects, including Distinction** in food technology.

Jasmine L will be another student heading to Hucknall Sixth Form Centre after receiving her results today. With two grade 9s, grade 8 in photography and a grade 7 in physics her future looks bright.

James J will be heading to college to study maths, physics and engineering after getting top grades including a grade 8 in maths, grade 7s in his science subjects and a Distinction**. James said: “The hard work really did pay off, thank you so much.”

And finally, Jemma B will be off to Hucknall Sixth Form Centre in September after getting the grades she needed, including a grade 8 in English language, five grade 6s and a Distinction**.  Jemma said: “I am so pleased – I am looking forward to returning to sixth form in September.”

Matthew Pennington, principal at The Holgate Academy said: “We are delighted to be able to celebrate with our year 11 students today. After what has been an incredibly challenging period in the run up to their GCSEs, we are so pleased that our students are being given the recognition they deserve. The results not only reflect the hard work of our students, but the commitment of our staff too – we are incredibly proud.

“We look forward to seeing students back in September to continue their studies with Hucknall Sixth Form Centre, and for those leaving us today, we wish you every success and happiness.”

Students hoping to find out more about Hucknall Sixth Form Centre or looking to apply to start in September 2022 should visit for more details.