The Nottingham Emmanuel School celebrates A Level results

L-R: Sophie Crew (A* PE, A* Textiles and B in Biology), Alex Taylor (A*, A*, A*, A) and Victoria Thomas (A*, A*, A*, A) with their results.

There have been celebrations today at The Nottingham Emmanuel School as students arrived to collect their A Level results. 

Historically their highest number of A*-A Grades achieved with students making above national average progress during their courses


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Despite significant changes to both the content and mode of assessment of many A level courses, students at The Nottingham Emmanuel School have obtained the highest number of A*-A grades than in any previous year.

Such results included many excellent individual outcomes with students going on to study at the country’s leading universities. Alex Taylor (A*, A*, A*, A) will go onto study Mathematics at Warwick University, Noon Nassr (A*,A*,A, A) will study Medicine in Nottingham, Elliot Bairstow (A*, A*, A) will attend  Imperial College London, to study Biological Sciences, Victoria Thomas (A*, A*, A) will go onto York to study Psychology and Danielle Bernard Carlin (A, A, A) will go to Durham University to study History.

Student Victoria Thomas said she was delighted with her results. “I am really happy! I got better marks than I thought I would and can now study Psychology at York with a view to becoming a Clinical Psychologist.” Victoria said a teacher at the school had inspired her. “My A Level Psychology teacher, Mrs Tickle, made the subject so interesting, I decided that that was what I wanted to do.

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In fact, all of my teachers have been really supportive; they were always there to help and were approachable at any time, that was a great help.” Fellow student Alex Taylor agreed, “I had amazing support from my Maths teacher, Mr Dobbs, and can now go onto study Mathematics at Warwick, it’s what I have always wanted to do. I’m really pleased and so is my family, I did better than I expected.”

Elliot Bairstow got an A* in Biology, A* in Chemistry and A in Mathematics and said, “I’m off to Imperial College London to study Biology for four years. In fact, it’s just beginning to dawn on me what’s ahead! Emmanuel staff have been a major source of help for me from the day I arrived. But especially during my A levels my Maths teacher, Mr Burns, was great, also Miss Wiltshire and Mr Irons, in fact all of them really! If I needed extra support it was always easy to find.

Elliot Bairstow is off to Imperial College London to study Biological Sciences

I have loved taking my A Levels here and I am really going to miss Emmanuel!” Elliot’s Mother Joanne McKinlay said both her sons had done well at Emmanuel, with her eldest son just gaining a first-class honours degree in Music. “I am over the moon with Elliot’s results and happy he is getting to do what he really wants to do.” Elliot’s Mathematics teacher Mr Burns says he has taught Elliot since year 7. “He has always been a good student and we have always got on well, we have a shared sense of humour!”

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The Nottingham Emmanuel School was placed in the top five schools in the City by the Nottingham Post recently and Principal Derek Hobbs says he is pleased with the latest results. “The AS and A Level results are impressive with more top grades than ever, in spite of national uncertainty. We can confidently say that students joining Emmanuel Sixth Form make progress which is well above average over the two years. In fact, we think these results put Emmanuel within the top 25% of Sixth Forms nationally. Very well done to the students and staff for such great results!”