A-level results 2021: Dramatically different year for pupils at Magnus Church of England Academy, says senior leader for years 12 and 13
Pupils at Magnus Church of England Academy have faced a dramatically different year, says Mrs Becky Barber, senior leader for post 16 (years 12 and 13).
Mrs Barber said: "Throughout their time at Magnus, and especially this school year, our students have continued to be an inspiration to the staff and to each other.
"We have faced a dramatically different year, with online learning, in school assessments and university applications from home, however, our students have shown resilience and determination towards their studies and futures.
"We were pleased to be able to celebrate together at the end of the year and wish our students well as they move on to several great destinations.”
Mrs Barber said Magnus students had secured places at universities across the country.
It includes successful applications for computer science at the University of Nottingham and Leeds Beckett, drama at De Montfort University, TESOL and Korean at University of Central Lancashire, primary education with QTS at Bishop Grosseteste University and mathematics at University of Nottingham.
“Our students have shown commitment throughout the year, not only to their studies, but when conditions allowed, to their work placements too,” Mrs Barber.
Student Chloe Corcoran completed her studies in health and social care and child play and has secured a permanent position following her weekly placement at a local nursery.
Oliver Clarke, a You Can Do Sport student, said: "I'm ecstatic with my results and I'm really pleased my hard work has paid off.
"I can't wait to go to university and try new things. It's been a tough couple of years but I can't wait to start my next phase to become a PE teacher."
Klaudia Kaczmarek said: "I'm so happy with my grades. I wasn't expecting them, especially my A* in business so I'm really pleased. I'm really excited to go to university in York and explore business in more detail and get into the real industry."
Mrs Butterfield, her BTEC teacher, said: “Chloe excelled in her nursery placement, she worked with a full range of ages and impressed the management so much that they offered her a position with an immediate start, she is doing really well and is enjoying her new career.”
This year Magnus sees its first student attending a faith based institution.
Charlie Orrey Hubbard will go on to attend St Mellitus College in Nottingham to study theology.
Magnus also celebrates the success of its You Can Do Sport students who, as a cohort, have excelled this year, both in the classroom and on the pitch.
Mrs Barber said: “Many of our students achieved distinction stars in their studies and we are incredibly proud of the scholars from the sports academy.
"They have shown their commitment to their education and their training.
"Many have decided to continue their sports studies education at universities across the country.”
Further results and pictures from the Magnus to follow...