There were smiles and celebrations at Tuxford Academy today – part of the Diverse Academies Trust – as students collected their GCSE results.

After a turbulent couple of years and disruption to their studies due to the Covid pandemic, year 11 students could finally celebrate their hard work and determination with a solid set of exam results.

Overall, there was a 67% pass rate of five or more GCSEs at grade 4 and above including English and maths, with an 84% pass rate for English. A quarter of all grades were in the highest 9 to 7 grade scores, with students in the year group being awarded a total of 98 top grade 9s.

This fantastic set of results will enable many students to pursue A levels at Tuxford’s post 16 centre or to follow their chosen pathways into training, apprenticeships and further education.

One of this year’s top performers is Ruby S who received six grade 9s, with high grades in all her other subjects. Ruby said: “I am absolutely delighted with my results!” She will join Tuxford’s post 16 centre in September.

Elizabeth T was also celebrating her success after an impressive set of results. She gained five grade 9s, four grade 8s and a grade 7. She will study biology, chemistry and maths at Tuxford post 16 centre.

Another superb result was achieved by Jake F. Jake passed all his GCSEs including gaining a Distinction in engineering. He has secured a mechanical design apprenticeship with Franki Foundations. Jake said: “I’m so happy with my results and looking forward to starting my apprenticeship.”

Celebrations were also in order for Luke W who achieved four grade 9s, with high grades in all his other subjects. He is excited to join Tuxford’s post 16 centre in September.

Erin J was ‘over the moon’ with her results this morning, gaining an impressive seven grade 9s and one grade 8. Erin said: “I didn’t think I’d do that well but I’m very happy!” She’s looking forward to continuing her studies at Tuxford Academy’s post 16 centre in September.

Principal, Jon Hardy, said: “We are immensely proud of what our students have achieved today.  These results reflect the commitment, resilience and dedication shown by our students, despite facing a challenging time over the past couple of years and being the first year group to sit examinations since the start of the pandemic.  Everyone at the academy is delighted for our students – they thoroughly deserve these results.”

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.