Our students are celebrating their success after today’s A Level and Level 3 results.

Despite the exceptional circumstances of the past couple of years, the students have worked incredibly hard this year and, for many, their resilience was rewarded with a set of excellent results.

Top achievers included Ellie Hickman from Winthorpe, who has been awarded A*s in English literature, drama, psychology and extended project. Ellie will be taking up her place at the University of Sheffield to study English language and literature. She said: “This really shows that all of my hard work has paid off, I am so pleased with my results and looking forward to starting at university in September.”

Douglas Barnes, from Askham, also achieved top A* grades in computer science, further maths, maths and physics. Douglas will be heading to Trinity College, University of Cambridge to study maths. He said: “I had no idea that I had done so well. This time two years ago I hadn’t imagined I would be going off to Cambridge – I’m really pleased.”

Abigail Cawthorne from Retford said “I am just speechless. I am so happy and my results have exceeded all of my expectations.” Abigail gained A*s in business, sociology and history and will be going on to the University of Leeds to study international business and marketing.

Continuing the trend, Jacob Macpherson, from Rolleston, achieved A*s in English literature, politics and history. Jacob is going to the University of Exeter to study politics and said: “I am really proud of my results – it is a huge achievement.”

Sam Barnett, from East Markham, achieved A*s in maths, further maths and physics and said: “I am really pleased with my results. I would also like to thank all my teachers at the academy for their support.” Sam will be going to the University of Bristol to study theoretical physics.

Katie McLean, from Retford, was also celebrating. She has been awarded A*s in history and English, and an A in biology. She will be going to the University of Cambridge to study history. She said: “I am very excited to move forwards with my education and I am really looking forward to going to Cambridge.”

Leanne Murphy, key stage 5 lead, said: “Today, I am bursting with pride. Our students have shown so much resilience and dedication over the last couple of years of their education, and they deserve all of their successes and celebrations today. To see them finally reaping the rewards of their hard work is fantastic.  They now have exciting futures ahead of them and I wish them all the luck in the next steps in their lives.”

Mr Jon Hardy, principal at Tuxford Academy, said: ““After another challenging year, I am very proud and pleased to see that so many of our students are now able to move on to their chosen destinations and take the next steps towards what I am certain are very bright futures. From their first day at Tuxford, they have worked hard and displayed determination and resilience – especially in recent times. This has really paid off with such fantastic results. I, along with all the staff at Tuxford Academy, wish all students leaving us today the very best for the future.”

The academy invites any students, who are awaiting their GCSE results and are interested in applying to Tuxford Post 16, to visit www.tuxford-ac.org.uk or contact post16applications@tuxford-ac.org.uk