Mansfield and Ashfield Schools celebrate record results

Ashfield School students pick up their A level results
Ashfield School students pick up their A level results

Schools in Mansfield and Ashfield are celebrating record results this morning as A level students tore open their envelopes.

As and A level students have seen their hard work pay off as a number of the districts schools have recieved a pass rate of more than 99 per cent.

Head of post 16 at Ashfield School, Matthew Hall, said he is proud of this year’s students for achieving a 99 per cent pass rate of students achieving A* to E grades.

He said: “These are record results for the third year running. We have a good track record here at Ashfield School.

“We are feeling very positive about next year’s results too with the success of A2 this year.

“It is always a nervous time for both staff and students but everyone has been fantastic. Our students are brilliant and almost all of them have got their first choice at university. I am very proud of them.”

Kerry Balantine, 19, from Sutton is going to study Astrophysics at Leicester University after getting two A’s and a B in maths, chemistry and physics.

The Ashfield School student said: “I really love Astrophysics. I think it is interesting as there is so much we don’t really know about space and physics, it is exciting and a topic I am looking forward to studying.”

West Nottinghamshire College is also celebrating an excellent pass rate of 99.7 per cent with a 74 per cent pass rate of students achieving A* to C grades.

Patricia Harman, deputy principal, said: “We’re thrilled by these superb results. Not only have we seen our overall pass rate improve for the seventh consecutive year, our high grades have also increased significantly.”

Bethany Moon, 18, from Mansfield Woodhouse studied business, PE and English Literature at A level at West Notts.

She is ‘over the moon’ that she will be going to Nottingham Trent University to study sport and leisure and education.

She said: “I am absolutely over the moon. I got in to my first choice exceeding what I thought I would get. I hope to one day be a PE teacher which is why I want to do a degree.”

Brunts School in Mansfield also confirmed this year’s results have improved on last year.

Head of sixth form, Neil Davis, said: “We have met our targets which is really pleasing, it is fantastic news. All our students seem to be getting their first choice at uni and that is what we are about. We are here for the students whatever they decide to do.”

18-year-old Brunts student, Liberty Blythe, from Mansfield has not only achieved her grades to study historical archaeology at York but has also spent the year saving up to study for a year in Malawi.

She said: “I am so happy with my results because as well as studying I have put a lot of hard work into raising £5,000 to teach English at a primary school in Malawi.

“I was inspired to do it after an assembly at the start of post 16 and made it my goal ever since.”

Samworth Church Academy, on Sherwood Hall Road, said there was much excitement before the all important results were opened this morning.

A level and AS results have continued to build on the improvements which the academy has been making year on year the school said with the vast majority of students achieving three B grades and moving on to higher education.

Michael Griffiths, principal of The Samworth Church Academy, said: “This has been another exciting day and we are delighted to see a further improvement on last year’s strong results. We are delighted with a pass rate of 99.4 per cent in our taught subjects.

“Our A Level students have shown real commitment to their studies and have received fantastic support from their teachers and their parents.

“They have great futures and these results will help in giving them greater opportunities.

“We are delighted that many of our students are going to good universities to study fantastic courses. We wish them all the very best”.