GCSE results 2021: Magnus Church of England Academy, Newark, students, praised for their determination
STUDENTS at Magnus Church of England Academy, Newark, have been praised for their exceptional determination as they pick up their GCSE results this morning.
Head of school Jim Semmelroth said: “I am delighted that students have achieved the grades that they have worked so hard for. This cohort of students have been through so much to get to this point and had to show exceptional determination to achieve their best.
"Students will be opening results envelopes that will open doors for them for the rest of their lives, long after these pandemic years are a distant memory.
"Many students will be continuing their educational journey with us at Magnus in our sixth form or You Can Do Sport academy and we are excited about sharing the next stage of their journey with them.”
Among the high achievers was Evie Francis, who received six grade 9s, two grade 8s and a distinction.
She said: "I'm so pleased with my results. I didn't expect to do as well as I did so it was a lovely surprise when I opened them.
"It was definitely worth all the stress of the last couple of years and I'm happy my hard work has paid off.
"I'm staying on at Magnus sixth form and I'm looking forward to having more freedom to study the subjects I'm interested in. I want to be a forensic psychologist so I'm going to study psychology, criminology and history as a stepping stone into that career."
Ellie Middleton got five grade 9s, two grade 8s a distinction star and a distinction.
Joshua Hawker secured two grade 9s, a grade 8, three grade 7s and three grade 6s
Jasmine Richards got one grade 9, five grade 8s, two grade 7s and a distinction
Teagan Golland-Wileman achieved two grade 8s, one grade 7, five grade 6s and a distinction*.
Although students didn’t get the opportunity to sit external exams this year they were asked to demonstrate their abilities consistently over three months of learning and rigorous assessment.
Mr Semmelroth said: “Teachers worked tirelessly on this and have marked and moderated all work to ensure students got the grades they deserved.
tudents should feel confident that these are an accurate set of grades for them. This cohort of Magnus students have made excellent progress and if it were a normal year we would have been praising this year group for getting some of the best headline figures of recent years.
"Today is about the students individual achievements, and as achievement is relative to starting point and effort, our students have achieved highly and as such can be proud of their results. However it is wonderful to be able to celebrate students who have achieved exceptionally too.”