A-level success 2017
Students at the Nottingham Girls’ Academy are celebrating after receiving their results for their A-level or equivalent courses of study.
Whilst there are only 30 students in the cohort, they have almost maintained the previous year’s perfect pass rate with 97 per cent of students’ attaining A-level or equivalent passes.
Performance in academic qualifications is very pleasing with 93 per cent of students achieving two or more A-levels and 88 per cent of students achieving three or more, both of which represent increases from 2016.
Performance in vocational qualifications is also particularly high an average grade per student of ‘Distinction*’. This year 100 per cent have achieved two or more vocational equivalents of A-levels and 100 per cent of students have achieved three or more vocational equivalents of A-levels.
A chemical formula of hard work by both staff and students, a respectful relationship between staff and students and a ‘girls can achieve’ attitude are factors which contribute to the academy’s continued success and the reason it has been named as the “best state-funded secondary school in the city” (Nottingham Post’s Real Schools Guide 2017).
Whilst all the students have done remarkably well, there are some that have particular cause for celebration.
Marietou Thiam – 4 x Distinction*
Sadiyah Saleem – 4 x Distinction*
Shanza Akhtar - 3 x Distinction* and 1 x Distinction
Peter Holyk, Principal, said: “The vocational results in particular, are a true reflection of how dedicated and determined both staff and students are, at Nottingham Girls’ Academy. All our students have secured either their university places or apprenticeship courses and we wish all the best for their future studies or employment.”