Today, colleagues across the Trust joined our year 13 students, alongside their friends and family, in celebrating their A level and Level 3 results success.

David Cotton, Diverse Academies CEO, said: “I know I speak for all my colleagues in our post 16 settings when I express how immensely proud we are of all our students – not just for their academic achievements, but also for their personal development and individual growth.

“I am confident our students will go on to achieve much more, equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge for the world ahead of them – and with the same determination and resilience to succeed as they have shown us.

“On behalf of Diverse Academies, I wish each and every one of our students the very best for what I know will be a bright future, whether that is into higher education, an apprenticeship or employment.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to give my thanks and express my gratitude to staff across the Trust for their continued dedication to our mission – to nurture curiosity, develop wellbeing and empower children and young people to go beyond their aspirations.”

Student success stories

Across Diverse Academies there have been many outstanding individual success stories – here we share a few from across the Trust.

Walton Academy

One of this year’s top performers was Jhoey Alivio, who will be heading to the University of Nottingham to study nutrition after achieving a Distinction in food science, a Distinction in applied science and a grade A in art and design. Jhoey said: “All the hard work was worth it, my teachers were so supportive. I’m so proud and can’t wait for my next steps.”

Makenzie Brown was also celebrating this morning after being awarded a double Distinction in performing arts and an A in religious studies. He has a place at the University of Lincoln to study sports journalism and commented: “I was an external application to post 16 and never felt any different from the students who had always been here. I’m so proud of my results, thank you to my teachers who have worked so hard and been so supportive.”

Another superb result was achieved by Isobel Staton, who achieved A,A,A in history, maths and chemistry. She has a place secured at the University of York to study history. Isobel said: “I’m very proud of myself, I can’t believe it! I’m so pleased with my results and delighted to be going on to study at York.”

Celebrations were also in order for Grey Mowlem who will be studying maths at the University of Birmingham after gaining top results of A* in maths, A in further maths and A* in chemistry. Grey said: “I’m really shocked, happy and so proud to have got such great results.”

Madison Ford is off to Sheffield Hallam University in the autumn to take up her place on the early years and primary education course. Madison achieved a double Distinction in performing arts and a Distinction in children’s play, learning and development. She said: “I am so excited to start my journey as a teacher. All the hard work has paid off. Thank you so much to Mrs Hare for all her support!”

Queen Elizabeth’s Academy

One student who was delighted with her results today was Paige Gregory, who has secured a place at Nottingham Trent University to study law. Paige said: “I am happy with my results and looking forward to starting university.”

Nadia Cabello Luna was also celebrating success and will join Paige in studying law at Nottingham Trent University. Nadia said: “I am surprised but so pleased with my results. I am excited for my next steps.”

Tuxford Academy

Ellie Cawston is celebrating superb results this morning after being awarded A* A* A* A* in business, geography, psychology and finance. She has a place at Queens College, University of Cambridge to study land economy. She said: “I’m really happy. I’m glad all the hours and months of hard work have paid off.”

Another of this year’s top performers was Will Allan who has secured a place at the University of Leeds to study medicine. Will said: “I’m so happy and relieved!”. He achieved A* A* A grades in geography, biology and chemistry.

Jessica Abdy was also celebrating this morning after gaining impressive A A A grades in maths, biology and chemistry. She commented that she is “completely overwhelmed but over the moon!” Jessica is taking a year out but applying to study medicine at university next year.

Another superb result was achieved by Hannah Noble, who achieved A* A  A in biology, maths and chemistry. Hannah has a place secured at the University of Sheffield to study dentistry. She said: “I am over the moon with my results and excited to be starting at Sheffield University in September. I will be going out with friends later today to celebrate.”

Emma Biggs is also celebrating this morning after being awarded A A C in her A levels. She has a place on a degree apprenticeship with the Government Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) in Sailsbury. She said: “I’m excited to start the next chapter.”

Congratulations were also in order for Milly Ogle-Simpson, who achieved A B B in English literature, history and psychology. Milly will be heading to the University of York to study English literature. She commented: “I am so happy that I got my first choice university.”

The Holgate Academy

One of the top performers was Evie Allsop who received an A in English language, B in psychology, A* in criminology and an A in the extended project qualification (EPQ) and was thrilled to secure a place at Nottingham Trent University. This was her first choice, and she is going to study childhood and psychology. Evie said: “I am thrilled with my results and looking forward to the next chapter.”

Patrik Holodnak is also celebrating brilliant results, with an A in chemistry, A in maths, B in physics and a C in the EPQ. Patrick will be undertaking an engineering apprenticeship at ITP Aero (an aeronautical engine and components company). A very happy looking Patrick said: “I am relieved to have got the results I wanted, and more importantly needed. I am excited to start the next chapter of my life.”

Luke Sanders was delighted with his results. With a grade A in biology, B in chemistry, B in maths and a B in the EPQ, he will be off to the University of Sheffield to study biomedical science. Luke said: “I am pleasantly surprised and looking forward to starting university.”

Harry Plaskitt’s dedication has paid off, he received a grade B in history, B in business, E in physics and an A in the EPQ, securing him a place at the University of Lincoln to study history.

East Leake Academy

Familial success at East Leake Sixth Form continued with twins Sam and Oliver Hildred as two of our highest achievers. Sam gained three A* grades in biology, chemistry and sport. He will be taking up his place at the University of Birmingham to study medicine. Twin brother Oliver achieved A* grades in business studies and economics, and an A grade in sport. He will be studying international management at university.

East Leake music students were all extremely successful in achieving distinctions in Level 3 Extended Diploma. Jack Antcliffe will be studying jazz at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Drama and Ryan Martin will be moving to BIMM Institute to follow a course in popular music.

Film studies and media studies were very popular options this year, with Sophie Hill achieving A*/A grades in both subjects and an A in her media focused extended project qualification (EPQ). Sophie will be moving to Nottingham Trent University to study media and communication. Ruby Van Laun, another high achieving film student, will be moving onto the University of Salford to study film production.

Biomedical science was also a very popular course of study for several students this year. Abigail Barnett and Taylor Brown are moving onto to Manchester and York universities respectively. Business, an equally in demand subject and successful A level choice, is leading several students to continue their studies in a variety of courses including sports management, business management and business economics. One student, Ben Wilkinson, is continuing his work with PKA Kick Boxing and will be running his own franchise of this business.

Retford Oaks Academy

One of the top performers, Molly Cappleman-Jackson, achieved a grade A in criminology, and grade Bs in photography and psychology. Molly has secured a place at Newcastle University to study psychology. Her response to this fantastic result was: “I’m so happy to get into my first choice of university, I didn’t expect these results at all and I’m really, really happy.”

Another top achiever was Luke Phillips who achieved Bs in biology, chemistry, maths and physics. Luke will be going to Loughborough University to study aeronautical engineering. He said: “Everything is going to be different now, I’m really excited for the big change.”

Amelia Cropley’s dedication also paid off, with an A in English literature, B in sociology and C in psychology. Amelia is going to the University of Nottingham to study English, she said: “I’m so happy with my results and can’t believe I’m going to university! I can’t wait to join all of the newspaper clubs and really get involved.”

Christian Chikota has a set of results to be very proud of. He achieved a grade Bs in biology, maths and physics, and has been accepted into the University of Bath. Christian said: “I’m really happy with my results and looking forward to the future.”