Elizabethan Academy students and staff celebrate A Level success...

Elizabethan Academy students and staff celebrate A Level success and look forward to A levels coming home…

Students at The Elizabethan Academy are celebrating a set of excellent A Level results as the last cohort of students to study A levels at the Retford Post 16 centre. We are now looking forward to welcoming our sixth form students back to the academy in September.

There were a number of exceptional individual student performances. Holly Watchorn achieved A* in Maths A in Psychology and A in Biology and is going to study Psychology at Durham University. “I have been truly inspired by my psychology teacher and I am so glad that my maths teachers pushed me to get an A*”.

James Mooney achieved A* in Maths B in Further Maths and B in Economics and has gained a place at his first choice University, so he is off to study Maths at Sheffield.

Callum McCarthy achieved an A in Maths B in History and B in Economics and goes on to study Economics and Finance at Sheffield. “I am so glad that I got into my university of first choice.” 

Nathan Storey has been accepted at Newcastle University to study Computer Science and Games Development. He had successfully applied for and completed their academic summer school which was a condition of the offer. “The summer school was fantastic. I am over the moon. This shows that anything is possible”

Christine Horrocks, Principal at The Elizabethan Academy, said “I am delighted that students have performed so well despite the increasing difficulty of the new A levels which the government introduced this year. However, the excellent overall pass rate of 91.4%, is testament to the hard work of our students, their high aspirations and excellent teaching.  We are proud of the breadth of A levels which we continue to offer. We value academic subjects equally with the arts and technology based subjects. These qualifications will enable students to go onto further and higher education and apprenticeships, and pursue careers of their choice. Over 40% of our students received the top grades which was an improvement on last year.  We have had particular successes in English Language and Literature, Geography, History, Sociology, Music and Media where results improved on last year and are above national average. 40 % of students in Maths achieved A*-B. Many of our students studied the Extended Project as this qualification is highly regarded by universities and enables students to demonstrate their area of interest and talent in a certain discipline. The results here were outstanding, with 60% of students achieving an A* or A. There has been considerable interest by students in studying the Extended Project qualification next year at The Elizabethan Academy and I look forward to following their achievements”.

Assistant Principal, Lee Dainty who is heading up the Elizabethan Academy sixth form provision, stated “I am so proud of all our students and staff and the dedication they have shown over the past two years; they have been a credit to the academy.  It has been so pleasing seeing our students achieve their best and move onto the next stage of their lives, whether that be university, apprenticeships or employment.  From September, A levels will be back at The Elizabethan and this marks the start of a new and exciting chapter.  I look forward to seeing our students continue to thrive.”

For further information, contact Lee Dainty at The Elizabethan Academy on 01777 713700 or email daintyl@elizabethan.notts.sch.uk