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A Level success celebrated by National Church of England Academy students

Students at the National Church of England Academy in Hucknall were celebrating this morning as they received their A Level results at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre at the end of a difficult year for all students and staff. The students have had to content with remotely learning and internal assessments their hard work and resilience through these challenging times has culminated in an excellent set of outcomes.

Assistant Principal for National Academy students Mrs. K. Wall joined students this morning as they opened their results and said: “Once again our students have demonstrated their dedication to learning with a great set of results. They have shown great resilience during a challenging year. I am so proud of this wonderful set of students who I have seen grow, develop and achieve high academic and personal goals, and I wish them every success for the future.”

There have been a number of notable successes from individuals – top performing student at the academy was Angela Boakye, achieving a hugely impressive set of results with four A* grades (Biology, Chemistry EPQ and maths).

Other great individual successes include Thomas Palin who achieved A*, A*, A*, A (Computing, EPQ, Physics History). Rebekah Brown (Art, EQP, English Literature, History) and Abigail Christian (Sociology, Psychology, EPQ, History) who both achieved A*, A*, A, A.

Ms Cliffman, head of Hucknall Sixth Form Centre, added, "This year’s Year 13 students have contended with two years of adversity and disruption. Their dedication to their studies and in supporting each other as a learning community throughout this time has been incredible and heart-warming. It is testament to these talented students that they have been able to achieve such good grades and will now move on to the next exciting phase in their lives.”

Student numbers at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre (HSFC) are growing each year, with the centre having an excellent reputation in the local community and beyond. Mrs Cliffman added: “Students come to HSFC from all over Nottinghamshire because of the high standards of teaching, quality outcomes for all students and our wide range of courses. We still have limited availability for individuals to join us from September, and hope that these results demonstrate how the centre can support all students to achieve their goals.”

Mr Brailsford (Principal): “Above all we have focussed on fairness and making sure that students had the opportunity to demonstrate what they were capable of in the absence of exams. I am pleased and proud to say that the outcomes they have achieved, having been through rigorous internal and external checking

processes, are excellent and thoroughly well-deserved. After such a tough year, hopefully our students can now take a little time to reflect on their success before taking advantage of the opportunities which lie ahead”.

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