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Year 13 results

Success for A level students

The de Ferrers Academy, part of The de Ferrers Trust, today saw students and staff celebrating their A Level results and vocational qualification results.

The academy is extremely proud of how students have coped with this unusual year and they have achieved results to be proud of. 

These results now mean many will now be able to take up their first choice offers including Russell Group universities, as well as going on to undertake higher level apprenticeships and join the armed forces. 

One very happy student was Head Girl Sabrin Higgi, who achieved AAB in Chemistry, Psychology and Biology. She will be heading to The University of Nottingham to read Medicine and said: “I am delighted with my results and I cannot thank the academy and my teachers more. It has been a rollercoaster but the experience has been amazing and de Ferrers is how it should be. I have so many amazing memories

Another proud student is Izzy Yates, who has successfully secured a place at Sheffield Hallam to follow a career in Policing with her results of ABC in Sociology, Psychology and English. Izzy said: “I am over the moon with my results and the hard work really paid off. I am so grateful to de Ferrers staff for all the support they have given me over the past seven years, especially Mrs Jenkins and Mrs Tebbs, who have not only been amazing teachers, but have gone above and beyond to support my wellbeing through mentoring and support.

The hard work also paid off for Ellie Austin who also achieved a Distinction * in CTEC Health & Social Care along with A Levels in English and Psychology. She is now off to Manchester to study to become a mental health nurse as is fellow student Ed Skinner at Nottingham. Ellie said, “I have so many happy memories from my 7 years at de Ferrers. I have made friends for life and the brand new Sixth Form Centre has definitely made a difference as it’s given students more independence. The opportunity to mentor Year 12 students was a fantastic experience and confirmed my passion for the next stage of my career.

Kathy Hardy, Principal, said: “These are a unique set of results and we are immensely proud and delighted with our students’ achievements in this particularly trying year. The years of dedication of all involved has really paid off.  There have been lots of happy tears this morning from excited students looking forward to the next stage of their careers.

We are incredibly proud of the breadth of courses and enrichment opportunities we offer at Post-16 level. Some of our students also received incredible results this year despite having to overcome personal difficulties – their hard work and dedication paid off and we couldn’t be more pleased for them. Wherever the next stage of their journey takes them, we wish them all the very best for their futures.”

Ian McNeilly, Chief Executive of The de Ferrers Trust, said, “It has been a uniquely difficult year both for students and staff and I am proud of all concerned for making the best of the situation.

“Many students have achieved their desired grades which is a positive reflection of the efforts put in by them and their teachers.”