Students at Queen Elizabeth’s Academy, part of the Diverse Academies Trust, are celebrating receiving their GCSE results, with some impressive individual success stories. This is an exciting milestone in their education which they have worked extremely hard towards in exceptional circumstances.

There was an overwhelming feeling of ‘content’ at Queen Elizabeth’s Academy as students collected their centre assessed grades – outcomes which reflected the hard work and dedication they had given to their Level 2 studies. Many of these talented young people will now move on to further education, apprenticeships or employment.

One of this year’s top performers, Ben Meldrum, received 7s in biology, history and engineering and is going on to study engineering at college. He also achieved three grade 6s and three grade 5s. Ben said he was ‘ecstatic’ to receive his results today.

Another student who was delighted with today’s results was Zoe Morley. She achieved a grade 9 in English literature, English language and history.

Shannon Jackson achieve above her target grade in nearly all her subjects with five grade 7s in psychology, biology, chemistry, English language and health and social care, as well as a grade 8 in English literature. She commented: “I am celebrating later! Thank you to all of my teachers.”

Hard work and determination paid off for Murhaf Ieed, a Syrian refugee who joined the school in year 9. He has met all his targets, including achieving an A Level in Arabic. Murhaf said: “I am so happy!”

Leoni Skye Anderson Booth was one of the academy’s most improved students of the year. Due to all her hard work after school and at home, achieving above target in many subjects. She said: “Wow! I’ve loved my time at QEA – I’m so pleased!”


Principal, Kimberley Willmot, said: “This has been a year that none of us could have ever imagined. I am delighted that our GCSE students have been awarded grades which are representative of the hard work and determination that they have demonstrated over their time at Queen Elizabeth’s Academy. I am confident that these grades reflect the abilities and successes of this year’s cohort. I’d like to congratulate every single one of our year 11 students for their achievements and wish them every success moving forward.”

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 the Trust-owned, Hucknall Sixth Form Centre at or email for more information.