Tuxford Academy, part of the Diverse Academies Learning Partnership, is celebrating another year of excellent GCSE results.

85% of students at the academy achieved a standard pass (grade 4 or equivalent) in English, with 67% receiving a grade 5 (a strong pass). 72% achieved a grade 4 in in maths, and 51% achieved a grade 5.

As the new, tougher GCSE grading structure was this year extended to include more academic subjects such as history, modern languages and geography, in addition to the core subjects of maths, English and the sciences, students were hoping for the coveted highest grade 9 (the equivalent of A**).

Erin Jackson, from Rampton, achieved a fantastic set of results including four grade 9s, three A*s, one A and a grade 8. She said: “I’m so happy with my results, I’m now thinking of studying maths, chemistry and biology at A Level.”

Another high achiever was Beth Sharpe, from Egmanton, who gained two grade 9s, five grade 8s, one grade A and two grade 7s. She plans to stay on at the academy to study maths, chemistry and physics.

Harry Barr, from Retford, achieved one grade 9, four grade 8s, one grade A, three grade 7s and a grade 6. He said: “I’m now looking forward to potentially studying maths and science subjects at A Level.”

Lily Del-Colle, from Retford, was delighted with her results, which saw her gain top grades of two 9s, two A*s and two 8s. She is now looking forward to potentially studying chemistry, psychology and biology at A Level.

Tuxford Academy Principal, David Vernon, said: “This is an outstanding set of results and I am extremely proud of our academy, as I am on this day every year.

“Our students and staff work incredibly hard all year round, and this is reflected in these well-deserved results. We are looking forward to seeing many of our year 11 students back in September, as they embark upon their post 16 study. We wish all of our students, whether they are staying with us or moving on to the next steps in their journey, all the very best of luck for the future.”

To apply for a place at Tuxford Academy Post 16 Centre, or to find out more, please email Leanne Murphy at lmurphy@tuxford-ac.org.uk