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

The hard work and dedication of students paid off with a fifth of students achieving the highest A*-A grades, 39% of all grades in the top A*-B range and overall a 99% pass rate.

These excellent results will enable Holgate students to progress onto a variety of university courses and apprenticeships, as well as into employment.

Top performing students include Gregory Miller who achieved impressive results of A*, A*, A, A. He will now go on to study English at the University of Cambridge. Gregory said: “I feel pretty darned happy. It is going to be incredible to go on to a university I’ve dreamed of going to since I was younger. There’s a lot of stress and anxiety coming into results day so I’m relieved that it’s gone so well, and so happy to see my friends celebrating too and realising our ambitions.”

Further success came for Alex Brown who achieved A*, A, A, A and will now head to the London School of Economics to take his place on the politics course. On receiving his results, Alex said: “I’m absolutely thrilled by my results – I really couldn’t have hoped for more. All the credit goes to the staff at HSFC for helping me expand and develop my knowledge. I’m buzzing to go to university now and excited to explore a new experience and new challenge.”

Other top performing students included Jade Beeston and Mark Turner who both achieved grades A, A, A, B. Jade will now study psychology and sociology at Aston University, while Mark is heading to the University of Plymouth to study marine biology and coastal ecology.

Jade said: “Getting my results this morning I’m feeling very happy and very shocked. I’m scared and excited for the future and can’t wait to get started on my course.”

The Holgate Academy Principal, Sue Forsey, said: “We are delighted with this superb set of A Level results, which show a significant rise from 2018 results. This is a hugely important day for all our young people and recognition of all their hard work and dedication. Congratulations to them – the results show that it has all been worth the effort and I’m extremely proud of all our sixth form students and wish them the very best for their future.”

Student numbers at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre are growing year-on-year, with the centre having an excellent reputation in the Hucknall community and beyond. The academy invites any students yet to secure a place with a post 16 provider for this September or who are considering their post-GCSE options to visit or email for more information.