Our post 16 students are looking forward to bright futures after another year of excellent A Level results. This year students have performed exceptionally well, increasing the number of high level grades on previous years.

Almost a fifth of all grades were A* or A, and 44% of all grades were grade B or above. The academy’s year 13 students are also celebrating an overall pass rate of 98%.

75% of this year’s Tuxford Academy year 13 students have been accepted to their first choice of university, further education or employment. A quarter of students have chosen to attend Russell Group universities.

Matthew Dinsdale, from Tuxford, gained four A* grades in maths, physics, chemistry and biology. He will now study dentistry at the University of Sheffield. Matthew said: “I’m feeling a bit dazed, it’s amazing that all my hard work has paid off.”

Caitlin Cook, from Collingham, was awarded an A* in religious studies and two A grades in history and psychology. She will be attending the University of Leeds to study history and sociology. She said: “I am surprised but very happy with my results!”

Also celebrating is Megan Davies, from Cromwell, who achieved three A grades in English literature, history and fine art and will be attending the University of Edinburgh to study art history and fine art. Megan said: “I am really proud of myself and very thankful for all the help and support I received from the academy.”

Another high-achiever is George Moncaster, who was awarded three A grades in history, sociology and geography and will be attending Hull University to study American studies. George said: “I am humbled and proud that my hard work has paid off.”

Tuxford Academy Principal, David Vernon, said: “Each year, I come to the academy on results day knowing that we will have had another fantastic set of results and excited to see what our students have achieved, and this year is no different. Our students have worked incredibly hard to achieve their goals and I am delighted to see so many happy faces and proud families today.

“I wish them all the very best of luck in their next steps and would like to extend my thanks to them and to our dedicated staff team for their drive and determination over the past two years.”

Leanne Murphy, Assistant Principal and Head of Post 16 at the academy, added: “It has been a real privilege to watch these students grow and mature over the past two years, and I am thrilled for them that they have achieved the results that they deserve. I look forward to seeing what they go on to accomplish next.”

If you would like to apply for a place at Tuxford Academy Post 16 Centre, please email gcupit@tuxford-ac.org.uk or call 01777 870001.