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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.

Brannon Matthews got B, B, C, C and will study Biology at Liverpool John Moores University; Elizabeth Rowley achieved A*, A, C, distinction star and will go on to advanced psychology at the University of Leeds; Louis Edwards got A*, A, A and is set to do computer science at the University of Lincoln; Migon Nelson got A*, A, A, A and will study law at Cardiff University. (50077836)
Brannon Matthews got B, B, C, C and will study Biology at Liverpool John Moores University; Elizabeth Rowley achieved A*, A, C, distinction star and will go on to advanced psychology at the University of Leeds; Louis Edwards got A*, A, A and is set to do computer science at the University of Lincoln; Migon Nelson got A*, A, A, A and will study law at Cardiff University. (50077836)

"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.

Exterior of Magnus School, Newark. (49193470)
Exterior of Magnus School, Newark. (49193470)

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.

Oliver Clarke achieved three distinctions stars and is set to study physical education and sport at the University of Lincoln. (50077813)
Oliver Clarke achieved three distinctions stars and is set to study physical education and sport at the University of Lincoln. (50077813)

"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."

Klaudia Kaczmarek achieved A*,A,B,B and will go on to do business management at the University of York. (50077827)
Klaudia Kaczmarek achieved A*,A,B,B and will go on to do business management at the University of York. (50077827)

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.

Klaudia Kaczmarek achieved A*, A, B, B and will go on to do business management at the University of York. (50077830)
Klaudia Kaczmarek achieved A*, A, B, B and will go on to do business management at the University of York. (50077830)

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.

Aime-Anne Watson received A, A, B, B and will study psychology at Bishop Grosseteste University; Dom Harris got two Bs and is set to learn computer science at the University of Lincoln; Olly Royle got B, B, B, D and will do an apprenticeship in engineering. (50077833)
Aime-Anne Watson received A, A, B, B and will study psychology at Bishop Grosseteste University; Dom Harris got two Bs and is set to learn computer science at the University of Lincoln; Olly Royle got B, B, B, D and will do an apprenticeship in engineering. (50077833)

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...

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