Tuxford Academy, part of the Diverse Academies Trust, today saw students and staff celebrating another outstanding set of A level results.

Overall, students achieved an A level pass rate of over 99%, with two thirds of students achieving a A* to B.  A third of students achieved top A* and A grades with 85% receiving their first choice university place.

It was a double celebration in the Willlows’ household as twins Frida and Tilda Willows collected their results today. The girls achieved AAB and A*AA respectively. Frida is going to Newcastle University to study biomedical sciences and Tilda will study chemistry at the University of Leeds. They commented: “All the hard work has paid off”.

One of this year’s top performers was Makary Jasinski, who was ‘very happy’ to achieve A* A*A. He is heading to the University of Leeds to study physics and maths.

Neve Chadwick was also celebrating this morning after being awarded A*A*B. She has a place at the University of York to study linguistics. She said: “I wasn’t expecting these grades but I am very happy!”

Another superb result was achieved by Jimmy Hancock, who achieved A*AA. He has a place secured at the University of Warwick to study maths and physics joint honours.

Celebrations were also in order for Georgina Ward who said “I am absolutely thrilled” when she received her results of A*A*A. She is heading to the University of Nottingham to read neuroscience.

Following today’s results, Jon Hardy, Principal, said: “I am so very proud of the achievements of our year 13 students who, despite having studies impacted by the pandemic, have gone on to achieve a superb set of A level results. Throughout their time at the academy, I have been highly impressed by the dedication shown by all students, especially the resilience they have shown over the past few months. All students leaving today have bright futures ahead of them and I, along with all the staff at Tuxford Academy, wish every student the very best for the future.”

Head of sixth form, Leanne Murphy, added: “We are delighted to be able to celebrate the tremendous accomplishments of the students today. These students have shown great determination and resilience over the last couple of years, achieving remarkable results that they should be incredibly proud of. We wish them the very best as they embark on a range of future pathways and we look forward to keeping in touch and hearing all about their next steps.”

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.