Students at The Dukeries Academy in Ollerton are celebrating their A-Level results, with a strong performance meaning every student was able to secure their first-choice university place.
63% of students achieved A*-B grades with 99% achieving A*-E grades. These results make this year the best performance in the history of The Dukeries Academy, which is part of Academy Transformation Trust, following its Good Ofsted rating earlier in the academic year. The 63% A*-B grades represent a 22% gain on 2016 results. In individual subjects, 100% of students studying A-Level English Literature achieved A*- B and 83% of students achieved an A*- B in A-Level mathematics. In addition, history, art, science, Spanish and music all achieved 100% A*-B grades.
Gabrielle Edwards, Ben Abbott, Jessica Berry and Corey Robertson are amongst students at the academy celebrating their success. Gabrielle Edwards, age 18, joined the academy after moving from Jamaica in 2014. Gabrielle had no previous experience of learning in the UK education system, and took her GCSEs in one year. She achieved three A grades in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics at A-Level, and in pursuit of her ambition to study Chemical Engineering at a Russell Group university, Gabrielle will return to The Dukeries Academy in September to study A-Level Further Mathematics and Physics. Ben Abbott has dyslexia, and achieved an A and two Bs in three literacy-based A-Levels to secure a place at Nottingham Trent University studying Philosophy and Media.
Jessica Berry will continue to follow her music dream by attending the Royal Holloway University in London, after receiving A, B, B grades. Corey Robertson, age 18, has achieved an A* in mathematics, A in Physics and B in Psychology and plans to study Physics at Nottingham University.
Claire Leitheiser, newly appointed Principal at The Dukeries Academy commented: “I am incredibly proud of all of the students who have received their results today. To see them achieve these grades, on top of all their other commitments and successes, is testimony to their hard work and to that of their teachers.”