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 GCSE results.
There was a hugely positive atmosphere at the academy as students found out their grades following this summer’s exams, with scenes of celebration amongst friends, teachers and academy staff. There were great individual success stories and students’ hard work really paid off, with 13% of students gaining the top grades 9-7, 77% receiving pass grades between 9-4, and over three-quarters of all students achieving a pass at grade 4 or above in English and maths – there were thirty-three grade 9s awarded throughout the year group, the highest mark possible.
There have been a number of notable successes today from National students, including
Ben Millward who achieved an impressive seven grade 9s, one 7 and an A; Henry Parker with five grade 9s and four grade 8s; Fiona Gordon scored three grade 9s, four grades 8s, an A* and a grade 7; and Eloise Chamberlain was celebrating two grade 9s, four grade 8s and two grade 7s.
Ben said of his achievement: “It feels pretty good to have achieved these results – it’s hard to sum up all of my emotions, but a mixture of relief and excitement. I am looking forward now to going to Hucknall Sixth Form Centre to carry on my studies and am aiming to go to university in the future.”
Henry added: “I’m amazed, really. I was hoping that my hard work had paid off, and I have to thank my teachers and friends for their support too. I’m going on to study four A Levels at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre and am very happy!”
Eloise enthused: “I did better than I thought I could, and was really nervous coming to collect my results. I’m so surprised and really pleased”, with Fiona adding, “I’m very happy and so relieved!”
Jenson Linney was the most-improved student at the academy, gaining three grade 9s, one grade 8, one grade 7, two grade 6s, and a grade B and C.
Principal Martyn Jobling, said of the results: “Once again, National students have achieved a superb set of GCSE results and all of the staff here are proud of these talented young people. The academy has performed very well and our scores for progress and attainment for all students are in line with national averages.”
Mr Jobling continues: “A large number of these individuals will now continue their studies into A Levels and further qualifications. Over 100 students from the academy have applied to study at the Hucknall Sixth Form Centre alongside peers from The Holgate Academy, Queen Elizabeth’s Academy and further afield. We look forward to watching them flourish and develop with their continued education.”
Student numbers at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre are growing year-on-year, with the centre having an excellent reputation in Nottinghamshire. Kelly Wall, head of Hucknall Sixth Form Centre added: “Students come to us from all over the county because of the high standards of teaching, quality outcomes for all students and our wide range of courses. We are still accepting applications from individuals to join us from September – our team would be delighted to show how the centre can enable all students to meet their aspirations and develop their continuing educational experience.”