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A-level results 2021: Students at South Nottinghamshire Academy earn highest possible marks, with one pupil set to study at University of Cambridge

Four students at South Nottinghamshire Academy have secured the highest possible grades.

Anna Cox, head of sixth form at South Nottinghamshire Academy, in Radcliffe-on-Trent, said she was pleased to report some outstanding achievements by students in their A-levels and other examination qualifications this summer.

Calum Napier (left) and Ben Lynch (50066954)
Calum Napier (left) and Ben Lynch (50066954)

Mrs Cox said: "Students and staff have worked extremely hard to secure some of the academy’s most outstanding results — it is so pleasing to see students gain their places at prestigious universities or progress to their destination of choice in employment or training."

Ingrid Giles, Ellie Black and Olivia Turner all secured the highest possible grades.

Ingrid achieved A*A*A* and will be studying modern and medieval languages at the University of Cambridge.

Ingrid Giles (50066972)
Ingrid Giles (50066972)

Olivia gained A*A*A* and will be studying physics at the University of Warwick.

Olivia Turner (50066968)
Olivia Turner (50066968)

Ellie, who also achieved A*A*A* will be studying physics at the University of Manchester.

Ellie Black (50066946)
Ellie Black (50066946)

Emma Fiddes was the fourth student to achieve three A*A*A*. She will study Spanish at the University of Oxford.

Jacob Sadler, who gained A*AAB, will join Emma at Oxford. He will study law.

Jacob Sadler and Emma Fiddes (50066939)
Jacob Sadler and Emma Fiddes (50066939)

Calum Napier achieved A*AA and will be studying modern languages at the University of Birmingham.

Ben Lynch gained BBC in biology, chemistry and psychology. He has secured sports and academic scholarships to study environmental science at the Niagara Community College in the USA.

Head Dan Philpotts said: “We are immensely proud of all the work and achievements of our students, especially after such a difficult and disrupted year.

"Our teachers have worked tirelessly to ensure students are all able to progress onto further education and study, and we look forward to seeing what they will achieve in the future.”

This year, following the cancellation of exams, grades were awarded through a process of teacher assessed grades, against a national standard and approved and awarded by the exam boards.

The government is not publishing performance data for any schools or colleges this year due to the varying impact of the pandemic.

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