Students at The Holgate Academy, part of the Diverse Academies Trust, were celebrating this morning as they received their A level results at the Hucknall Sixth Form Centre.

A number of students achieved top A level results, enabling them to progress onto a variety of university courses and apprenticeships, as well as into employment.

One of the top performers was Charlotte Sladden who achieved A* in psychology, A* in sociology, A in English literature and an A in the extended project qualification. She is now heading to the University of York to study psychology. Charlotte said: “My experience at sixth form has been incredibly friendly and supportive throughout my time here – there was always help and support available when I needed it.”

Despite a difficult year, Curtis Flint secured superb A level results. He achieved three A grades in computing, maths and physics and will be heading to the University of Nottingham to study finance, accounting and management. During year 13, Curtis has had to deal with the ill health and loss of his grandad, who he was very close to, and so these results are even more excellent – his grandad would be so proud. Curtis said: “Sixth form has supported and allowed me to achieve the grades I needed to get into university.”

Enrico Auteri was also celebrating today with a Distinction* in IT, Distinction* in iMedia and a B in photography. He will be taking up a place at the University of Leeds to study digital media. Enrico said: “Sixth form has given me the platform to further my education and propel me to get the grades I needed to get into my dream university to study digital media.”

Charlie Windmill was also delighted with their results. With a grade A in English literature, B in film studies and C in psychology, they will be off to Leeds Art University to study creative writing. Charlie said: “I am honestly lost for words. I never expected to do as well as I did and I’m grateful for the time I’ve had at Holgate and Hucknall Sixth Form Centre.”

Sophie Robinson-Develin and Amy Ainsworth both achieved three A* grades on the childcare diploma. Sophie will now head to Nottingham Trent University to study primary education, while Amy is heading into employment. Amy commented: “Good memories, good result, I would come to the sixth form again if I could.”

Matthew Pennington, principal at The Holgate Academy said: “This is a hugely important day for all our young people and recognition of all their exceptional hard work and dedication during their time at Holgate and Hucknall Sixth Form Centre. Congratulations to them – all our staff want to wish them the very best for their future.”

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