Tuxford Academy, part of Diverse Academies Trust, today saw students and staff celebrating as A level results were revealed.

Overall, students achieved an A level pass rate of over 98%, with a fifth of students gaining A* to A grades. It was great to see the students’ excitement as they prepare to embark on their future pathways which include university, apprenticeships, gap years and entering employment.

Ellie Cawston is celebrating superb results this morning after being awarded A* A* A* A* in business, geography, psychology and finance. She has a place at Queens College, University of Cambridge to study land economy. She said: “I’m really happy. I’m glad all the hours and months of hard work have paid off.”

Another of this year’s top performers was Will Allan who has secured a place at the University of Leeds to study medicine. Will said: “I’m so happy and relieved!”. He achieved A* A* A grades in geography, biology and chemistry.

Jessica Abdy was also celebrating this morning after gaining impressive A A A grades in maths, biology and chemistry. She commented that she is “completely overwhelmed but over the moon!” Jessica is taking a year out but applying to study medicine at university next year.

Another superb result was achieved by Hannah Noble, who achieved A* A  A in biology, maths and chemistry. Hannah has a place secured at the University of Sheffield to study dentistry. She said: “I am over the moon with my results and excited to be starting at Sheffield University in September. I will be going out with friends later today to celebrate.”

Emma Biggs is also celebrating this morning after being awarded A A C in her A levels. She has a place on a degree apprenticeship with the Government Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) in Sailsbury. She said: “I’m excited to start the next chapter.”

Congratulations were also in order for Milly Ogle-Simpson, who achieved A B B in English literature, history and psychology. Milly will be heading to the University of York to study English literature. She commented: “I am so happy that I got my first choice university.”

Following today’s results, Jon Hardy, Principal, said: “I am so proud of our students’ hard work during their time at the academy and in our sixth form, and am pleased to see great individual successes being celebrated today. We are delighted that the efforts of these students have been recognised. Everyone at Tuxford wishes them the very best for their bright futures ahead.”

The academy invites any students yet to secure a place with a post 16 provider for this September or students considering their post-GCSE options to visit www.tuxford-ac.org.uk/sixth-form/our-sixth-form or email office@tuxford-ac.org.uk for more information.