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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

A Level success celebrated at National Church of England Academy


Students at the National Church of England Academy in Hucknall, part of the Diverse Academies Learning Partnership, were celebrating this morning as they received their A Level results, with a positive overall picture highlighted with individual successes for many students.

Their hard work really paid off, with 11% of students gaining A*- A grades,36% gaining A*- B grades, and 63% receiving A* – C.

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Since September 2016, students have been undertaking their studies at the Hucknall Sixth Form Centre, alongside peers from partner academies, The Holgate Academy and Queen Elizabeth’s Academy.

Executive principal Simon Jones was present to share in the celebrations and said; “I am pleased to see great results once again, and so proud of this wonderful set of students who I have seen grow and develop at our academy. All students are encouraged to set high aspirations to be the very best they can be. The success of these individuals is testament to them taking these chances to develop academically and personally, and shows the dedication they have paid to their studies.”


There have been a number of notable successes from students – top performing student at the academy was Juliet Smith, achieving a hugely impressive set of results with A*, A*, A (biology, chemistry, history) and will be going to study biology at the University of Sheffield.

Juliet Smith

Juliet said of her achievement, “I am so pleased with my results and knowing that all my hard work has paid off – it really wasn’t what I was expecting. I’m excited to go on to study biology now as this is something I’m very passionate about. Thanks to all of my teachers for their help in supporting me to take this next step!”


The most improved student was Alex Tennant with three A grades and a B, going up a whole grade in three subjects during his final year. His superb progress means that he will be now going to study physics at University of Nottingham.


Other great individual successes include Kate Hemment who also achieved A, A, A, B, and who will now go on to study nursing at the University of Northumbria, Max Jordan who scored A*, A, Distinction*, and Anna Coward who achieved an impressive A*, A, A, B.


Kelly Wall, head of Hucknall Sixth Form Centre, said, “Once again, we have seen great success for National students who have worked very hard to achieve an impressive set of results. Many of these talented students will now move on to study at prestigious universities or find great employment opportunities – whatever path they choose, they fully deserve all the credit for their successes. We are excited to see them develop and flourish as they take the next steps in their life.”


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. Mrs Wall added “We are attracting students from all over Nottinghamshire because of the high standards of teaching, the quality outcomes for all students and our wide range of courses. There is still some limited availability for individuals to join us from September, and hope that these results show how the centre can enable all students to meet their aspirations.”


Chair of Governors, Mrs Mitford commented “The National Church of England Academy enjoyed another impressive year. From the time I spend in the academy, I know that the endless dedication of great teachers spurs the students on to reach for their best”.

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