Students at Queen Elizabeth’s were celebrating today as they collected their GCSE results, where attainment rose across the year group. The academy also saw an improved pass rate in students achieving five pass grades including English and maths.

There have been a number of notable individual success stories, including Abby S who achieved four grade 9s in English language, English literature, history and maths, and three grade 8s in biology, chemistry, physics. She will be going on to study English language, English literature, film studies and maths at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre. Abby said of her achievements: “I feel very, very relieved and have done better than I thought I would. I can’t wait to celebrate with my mum later!”

Another student celebrating was Shauna H following a strong set of results including grade 9s in biology, maths and physics, and grade 8s in art, chemistry, English language and history meaning she will go on to study maths, further maths, physics and engineering design at NUAST. She said: “I’ve been stressing about this moment for so long now, and feeling very relieved. I’m a bit scared but excited for the future.”

Another student excitedly picking up their results was Diana G who said: “I wasn’t expecting such high grades – they’ve all gone up from what I expected. I feel like I’m on a cloud – I’m so happy!” She achieved the top grade 9 in art, grade 8 in English language and also scored grade 7s in biology, chemistry, maths, English literature and a grade 6 in physics and history.

Principal Kimberley Willmot, said of the results: “We are pleased with the results today and the individual success stories from some very talented students. This group of students have worked incredibly hard and shown real dedication to their studies, and this has been reflected in the results today.

“We are very proud of the efforts of all students and our staff for their support and guidance. Many students have applied to continue their studies onto A Levels at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre, and we know they will flourish there – we wish them all the best for the future.”

Student numbers at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre are growing year-on-year, with the centre having an excellent reputation in Nottinghamshire. Paul Simpson, head of the centre added: “Students come to us from all over the county because of the high standards of teaching, quality outcomes for all students and our wide range of courses. We are still accepting applications from individuals to join us from September – our team would be delighted to show how the centre can enable all students to meet their aspirations and develop their continuing educational experience.”