The wait was finally over for Tuxford Academy students as they opened their GCSE results today. Students and staff at the academy – part of Diverse Academies Trust – celebrated together as the year 11 cohort achieved an excellent set of results.

These fantastic results will enable many students to pursue A levels at Tuxford’s post 16 centre or to follow their chosen pathways into college or apprenticeships.

There were a number of notable individual successes this year. There were smiles all round for Luke Wilson, who achieved brilliant results of eight grade 9s and two grade 8s. He was awarded grade 9s in geography, psychology, maths, biology, chemistry, physics, design and technology and Spanish, with 8s in English language and English literature. Luke hopes to study architecture in the future and will be heading to Tuxford Post 16 to do his A levels in maths, chemistry, engineering and Spanish. He said: “I am really happy with my results, I can’t believe I have achieved that many 9s!”

Another happy student today was Henry Beaumont, who achieved six grade 9s in maths, biology, chemistry, physics, computer science and further maths, two 8s in business and Spanish, grade 6s in history and English language and grade 4 in English literature. He will be continuing his A level studies at Tuxford Post 16 Centre taking maths, further maths and computer science, and said: “I couldn’t be happier right now.”

After collecting her results today, Lauren Bull will also be heading to Tuxford Post 16 this autumn to study biology, chemistry and psychology. She got a grade 9 in psychology, six grade 8s in history, maths, biology, chemistry, Spanish and English language, two 7s in English literature and physics, and grade 6 in drama. Lauren commented: “That was scary, but worth it now I have the results!”

Seth Green achieved grade 9s in English language and history, Distinction* in sport, a double 8 in combined science, psychology, English literature and sociology, and grade 7 in maths. Seth said: “It has been a lot to take in, I was very nervous opening my results but I am very happy.” Seth will now go on to study A levels at Tuxford Post 16 Centre.

Congratulations were also in order for Seth Grayson, who was awarded Distinction in engineering, grade 9s in maths and biology, four 8s in chemistry, physics, English language and English literature, grade 7s in history and Spanish, and grade 6 in drama and further maths. Seth is hoping to study engineering in the future and said: “I am really happy with my results, I have worked really hard and I am happy with what I have achieved. I am looking forward to September.”

James Oakes was delighted with his results today. He was awarded Distinction* in sport, Distinction* in engineering, four grade 9s in history, biology, English language and English literature, grade 8s in maths and physics, grade 7 in chemistry and grade 5 in Spanish. James said: “It has not sunk in yet, I am ecstatic with my results!” He will take up his place at Tuxford Post 16 Centre in September to study physics, history and maths.

Another student who performed incredibly well was Rafe Benner, who said he was ‘excited for sixth form’ after receiving three grade 9s in history, biology and English language, four 8s in psychology, chemistry, physics and English literature, grade 7 in maths and sociology, 6 for drama and 5 in further maths. Rafe will be staying on at Tuxford to study A level music, history, physics and maths.

Principal, Jon Hardy, said: “Everyone at the academy is delighted for our students – they thoroughly deserve their results. Our students have worked incredibly hard in the run up to the exams and have shown commitment and determination to achieve their very best. We couldn’t be prouder of this group of year 11 students and wish them every success for their future.”

Any student interested in applying to the academy’s successful sixth form or have yet to apply for a place with a post 16 provider for this September visit or email for more information.