Students from the Nuneaton Academy are celebrating as GCSE grades are revealed today. Around 130 students received grades for over 25 different qualifications including maths and English.

Vice Principal Ben Newmark said, “This year has been exceptionally difficult for our students and I am proud of the way that they have continued with their studies thanks to the ongoing and professional support of their teachers. The cancellation of GCSE exams was unprecedented and highly disappointing, but we are confident that the grades predicted by our teaching staff accurately reflect the achievement of our students and reward them for their progress throughout the year. Pupils at GCSE level have been awarded the higher of their teacher prediction or the exam boards’ calculated grade (the calculations that they have made are based on a blend of school predictions, historical results, and national data.)”

The Nuneaton Academy is very proud of Taylor-Paige Amphlett who has been described by her tutors as one of the most hardworking, conscientious, and kind pupils at the school. Taylor-Paige was awarded grade 4s for English language, literature, history and science, and also achieved a Level 2 qualification in performing arts. She is moving on to North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College to follow her passion and study performing arts.

High achieving students this year included Shannon Pickering who was awarded two grade 9s for geography and photography as well as grade 7s for RE and English language, a grade 6 for English literature and a grade 5 for maths. She is delighted to be able to move on to Higham Lane School to study biology, geography and economics.

Klaudia Domagela was awarded a grade 9 for English language, a grade 8 for English literature and grade 7s for maths and combined science. She is going on to study at Coventry College.

Mia Witham was awarded a grade 8 for English language, and grade 7s for English literature, maths, geography and combined science. She is going on to Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School to study A Levels in biology, chemistry and psychology.  

Jasmin Jackson was awarded a grade 7 for English language, a grade 6 for RE and grades 5 for English literature and geography. She is moving on to King Edward VI College to study criminology, law and psychology and plans to apply for an apprenticeship with the police.

Tyler Day was awarded grade 7s for maths, combined science, and geography and achieved two grade 6 results for English literature and language. He is proud of his achievements and is moving on to Higham Lane School.

Nicole Thompson achieved grade 7s for maths, geography, and combined science, and was awarded grade 6 results for English language and literature. She is progressing to Higham Lane School to study biology, maths and psychology.  

Amber Lammas was awarded grade 5s for English literature and language and is working for the charity ‘People in Action’ as a business administrator where she currently on a placement at is Oxford premises.

Simon Lomax, Executive Principal for the Midland Academies Trust said, “Achieving well at GCSE, especially in the core subjects of maths and English, is so important to students’ future progress. Our teachers have set high expectations of all our students which was maintained throughout the lockdown period, and they have consistently been supported to maintain their learning and continue to progress. Given this unique situation, our focus at this time will be on supporting our students and doing everything we can to ensure that they progress to the next stage of education, training, or employment. Many congratulations to everyone who has received their results today, and we wish them the best of luck for their futures.”