Students celebrate excellent GCSE results

Students at the National Church of England Academy in Hucknall, part of Diverse Academies, 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 many great individual success stories and students’ hard work really paid off, with 13% of all grades at the highest levels of 9-7, and overall, 65% of all grades between 9-4. In English and maths, 63% of students achieved a pass at grade 4, and there were also 33 grade 9s awarded throughout the year group – the highest mark possible.

There have been a number of notable successes today from National students, including Angela B who achieved an incredible seven grade 9s and three grade 8s; Isobel D with six grade 9s and four grade 8s; and Megan M scored a fabulous four grade 9s, two grade 8s, three 7s and a grade 6.

Angela said of her achievement: “Wow – just wow! I can’t put it into words but I’m so pleased.”

Isobel added: “I did not expect these results at all – I’m really pleased all the hard work paid off.”

Thomas P was the most-improved student at the academy, achieving two grade 8 qualifications, three grade 7s and four grade 6s, after improving by a huge 11 grades across the year.

Acting principal Jackie Heath, said of the results: “Once again, National students have achieved a highly impressive set of GCSE results, well-deserved because of their hard work and dedication to their studies. The academy has performed very well and our scores for attainment for all students are in line with the anticipated national averages.”

Ms Heath 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, where our staff look forward to watching them flourish and develop with their continued education.”

Numbers of students at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre are growing year-on-year, with the centre having an excellent reputation in Nottinghamshire. Paul Simpson, head of the 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.”

If students are still considering your options for sixth form, call the team at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre on 0115 9681657 to discuss the pathways and courses available, together with how to apply.

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