There was great excitement as students at Nottingham Emmanuel School celebrated another year of improved results with well over 60% of the total entries at A*-C and with more than 15% of entries at the top grades of A* and A.
The overall pass rate was 99%, with 60% of students securing the gold standard of five or more higher level passes, recognised as the entry criteria on to A level programmes.
There were some outstanding individual performances, including Kinga Sitkiewicz who achieved 5A*, 5A and 2B and says she would like to go into banking or accounting eventually.
“I am fairly open minded about my future career though. I did pretty well on my results and I am actually quite surprised! I did have some worries about my sciences and found the exams a bit scary, but it’s all turned out pretty good! I’ll stay here at Emmanuel to take my A Levels now and have passed all of the criteria to study my chosen subjects.”
Another student, Linzi Beardsley achieved 4A* 6A and 1B and collected her results with brother Luke by her side.
Luke said, “I am very proud of my sister, she has worked hard to achieve her results.” Linzi says that the school have helped her to get through the exam process, “The staff have all been really helpful and that is why I’ll be staying here to take my A Levels, I really like the school.”
Other notable achievements were Chloe Kent with 4A* 4A and 3B, Tayiba Zaman with 4A*2A and 4B, Mei-Yan Lee with 3A* 7A and 1B and Rebecca Paul who achieved 3A* 7A and 1B. Rebecca came to collect her results with her parents, Maggie and Ian Paul.
Maggie said, “I am really pleased for Rebecca, it’s fantastic, -though we knew she would be OK.” Father Ian Paul agreed, “We were nervous only in the sense of collecting the results, we were sure she would do well.
She worked hard and was very disciplined and was diligent in her revision. We are just very pleased she achieved great results.” Rebecca said that there was a relief to know she had achieved what she set out to. “I did really well and got all of my predicted grades and I am just so glad all of my hard work paid off!
Andy Smith, Vice Principal at Nottingham Emmanuel School said, ‘I am immensely proud of the achievements of our students, who have worked so hard and shown such dedication to their studies.
We at Emmanuel are of course very keen to see outstanding academic success as we have today, but we are equally proud of the work our students undertake in their service to others and in their willingness and desire to engage in a much wider curriculum, beyond the purely academic.”
One example of Nottingham Emmanuel’s ethos of creating well rounded citizens, -as well as academic excellence was the fourth annual trip to Ghana that students undertook this year to learn and serve with their partner school in Dutch Komenda.
Andy Smith said, “This is just one of many ways that our students live out our strong Christian values. Thanks and congratulations must also go to our dedicated team of staff, who have guided and supported these students to such greatness.”