Elizabethan Academy A Level students celebrate after hard work during Covid-19 pandemic pays off
A-Level students at the Elizabethan Academy in Worksop have celebrated after more than a quarter of results achieved were graded A*/A despite the disruption caused by Covid-19.
The Academy has given enormous amounts of praise to students for having the determination and strong focus to achieve excellent outcomes and secure the next steps in their education.
Despite the well-documented issues surrounding exam grades, the academy is pleased that all of their students have been able to secure a place at either the university of their choice or employment next year.
More than a quarter of all grades awarded this year were A*/A grade representing the ‘fantastic’ effort both staff and students have put in throughout the year.
Principal, Christine Horrocks, said: “We are enormously proud of our Sixth Form students.
“The Elizabethan Academy Sixth Form has only been on site for the last two years, but it is flourishing year on year and, the students make an enormous contribution to the ethos of the school.”
She added: “They are superb role models and an inspiration to our younger students; never more so than in their response to the pandemic and their determination to not let it stand in the way of their aspirations and goals.
“We wish them all every success in the future.”
Student Eve Young, who achieved 2 A*s and an A grade, said that she was ‘overwhelmed and happy’ when she opened her results.
The high-flying student is going on to study Geography at Nottingham University.
She said: “I have loved my time here at the Elizabethan and have all the support I have ever needed; I am really sad to be leaving.”
Current Head Boy, Sam Adams, is also celebrating after finding out he had achieved the grades he needed with 2 A’s and a B.
He said: “I have been worried watching the news over the last few weeks, but now I am excited and happy that I will be studying Spanish at Leeds University from September.”
Other notable achievements included students Jemima Montague Masson (A*,A,A), Philippa Paulson (A,A,A,C), Natina Nesbith (A,A,A), Kelsey Tomlinson (A,A,A), Keiran D’Amelio (A,A,C), Eleanor Higginbottom (A,A,B) and Rebecca Blackmore (A,A,A).