Our students received their GCSE results today, with many individuals celebrating impressive outcomes. Given the exceptional circumstances of the past couple of years, emotions were high as students reached this important educational milestone and saw their hard work and resilience pay off.

With an of excitement and satisfaction at Queen Elizabeth’s Academy, students collected their centre assessed grades – outcomes which reflected the 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, Maksymillian Rogowski, received seven grade 9s, two grade sevens and a 6 and is going on to study A Levels in maths, chemistry, physics and further maths. On receiving his results, Maksymillian said: “I am really pleased with my results, and I’m looking forward to my A Levels.”

Another student who was thrilled with today’s results was Noemi-Tabita Bajko who, despite moving to the UK from Romania and joining the academy mid-way through year 10, a critical time for any GCSE student, achieved all grades 4-9. She said “I am particularly proud of my grade 8 in art and will now be going to college to study it at a higher level.”

Also joining the academy during year 10 was Julia Vladimirova, who moved to the UK from Lithuania. Despite joining midway through an important school year, Julia secured five grade 9s, four grade 8s and a grade 7. Julia said: “I am so happy with my results and will be studying my A Levels at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre.”

Nadia Cabello Luna, who joined the academy at the end of year 9 from Seville in Spain, also worked hard this year, with impressive results. Nadia achieved a range of grades from 4-9 but, as her first language is Spanish, was especially proud of two grade 6s in English. She said: “I am so please and am looking forward to going on to Hucknall Sixth Form Centre to study my A Levels.”

Principal, Kimberley Willmot, said: “I am thrilled that, despite the unprecedented challenges our students have faced in recent times, their determination and hard work has paid off with the brilliant set of results that many have received today. I wish each and every one of our students the best of luck with their next steps and am certain that bright futures lie ahead for all of them.”

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 www.hsfc-ac.org.uk or email info@hsfc-ac.org.uk for more information.