Following on from last week’s outstanding Post 16 results, we are once again celebrating the success of our students as they achieve a record set of GCSE results! With 72% achieving a pass in English and Maths and 52% a higher pass in both subjects, we are delighted for our students.

Head Teacher John Maher said: “These results are an amazing achievement considering the disruption of the last couple of years and for a cohort of 400 students!  Staff and students have worked together throughout this period, showing commitment and trust in each other, to make up for lost learning and prepare for the exam period. We are incredibly proud of our students and the results they have achieved and now look forward to a record Year 12 intake into Ashfield Post 16 Centre.”

There are many individual successes, including Erin Reed who achieved nine Grade 9s and two Grade 8s and is now going to Ashfield Post 16 Centre to study Further Maths, Chemistry and Computer Science with the ultimate goal of teaching Maths at university.  Liliy Allbright, pictured with Achievement Leader for Year 11 Mrs Suzanne Guest, also achieved nine Grade 9s along with a Grade 8 and 7 and she will be continuing her studies at Bilborough College.  Grace Puntha achieved eight Grade 9s, one Grade 8 and two Grade 7s and is going to Nottingham Girls High School to study Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths with a view to going on to study Marine Biology.  Grace is pictured with Joe Scarsbrook who achieved five Grade 9s, two Grade 8s, a Grade 7 and 6 and a Distinction*.  Joe is staying on at Ashfield Post 16 to study Biology, Physics, Engineering and Maths.

Final word must go to student Bradley McKnight, pictured with Shelley Cantillon, Physical and Sensory Co-ordinator and Jordan Mitchell, Learning Progress Assistant, who have supported him through his time at Ashfield.  Bradley is blind, and speaking of his incredible achievements Miss Cantillon said:  “I have worked with Bradley for 7 years, starting with supporting his transition from primary school, and he has absolutely smashed his exams, exceeding his predicted grades in style.  This is all down to his dedication, hard work and determination to succeed and I have honestly never felt so proud!  He chose to regularly attend extra revision sessions after school and I’m sure that his ultimate goal of becoming a radio presenter is well and truly within his grasp now. We are delighted that Bradley has chosen to continue his studies at Ashfield Post 16 Centre.”