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Nottingham Academy Pupils Celebrate A Level Results

Pupils at Nottingham Academy celebrate as they collect their A Level results

While all pupils have done remarkably well, there are some exceptional achievements, including:

· Nottingham Academy Wildcats basketball star, Shania Rose-McDonald achieved two Distinctions in sport and a pass in health and social care. After being selected for Great Britain’s U18s basketball squad, she will be taking her studies abroad to America.

· Mohammed Ahmed is going on to study mechanical engineering at the University of Bristol, achieving As in mathematics and physics and a B in chemistry.

· Ismail Khan has achieved an A in criminology, a B in history and a Distinction* in business and is heading to Nottingham Trent University to study quantitative surveying.

· Ruth Akowuah (pictured) is going to University College Birmingham to study aviation and airport management, after earning As in Italian and Spanish and a B in media studies.

· Ayesha Ansar achieve an A* in economics, an A in history and a C in English literature, and is going on to a higher apprenticeship at Highways England alongside a degree at the University of Nottingham.

This year, due to Covid-19, the Government developed a grading process in which schools assessed each of their pupils based on the grades they considered they would have achieved, before being moderated nationally by external exam boards.

The grades received today were based on coursework, mock exam results, prior performance in each subject and overall attainment over the past few years. These grades were then moderated and assessed by external exam boards which awarded the final grades.

Matt King, Principal of Nottingham Academy, said:

“I am incredibly proud of our pupils, all of whom have worked tirelessly to achieve these fantastic results.

“The end of the academic year posed some unique challenges, but our pupils, parents, and staff were determined to overcome these as best as possible to ensure our pupils could continue their education. These grades are testimony to their commitment and hard work.

“I wish each of our pupils every success for their future endeavours and would also like to thank our staff and parents for supporting our pupils and helping them achieve these grades.