Today students and staff at Retford Oaks Academy, part of Diverse Academies Trust, celebrated their fantastic A level results.

A number of students achieved top A level results, enabling them to progress onto a variety of university courses and apprenticeships, as well as into employment.

One of the top performers, Molly Cappleman-Jackson, achieved a grade A in criminology, and grade Bs in photography and psychology. Molly has secured a place at Newcastle University to study psychology. Her response to this fantastic result was: “I’m so happy to get into my first choice of university, I didn’t expect these results at all and I’m really, really happy.”

Another top achiever was Luke Phillips who achieved Bs in biology, chemistry, maths and physics. Luke will be going to Loughborough University to study aeronautical engineering. He said: “Everything is going to be different now, I’m really excited for the big change.”

Amelia Cropley’s dedication also paid off, with an A in English literature, B in sociology and C in psychology. Amelia is going to the University of Nottingham to study English, she said: “I’m so happy with my results and can’t believe I’m going to university! I can’t wait to join all of the newspaper clubs and really get involved.”

Christian Chikota has a set of results to be very proud of. He achieved a grade Bs in biology, maths and physics, and has been accepted into the University of Bath. Christian said: “I’m really happy with my results and looking forward to the future.”

Luke Dickinson, principal, said: “We are all really proud of all our students collecting their results today and believe they should all be extremely proud of their achievements.

“We wish them the best of luck as they move onto their chosen next step in the coming weeks as successful, confident and resilient young people”.

The academy invites any students yet to secure a place with a post 16 provider for this September or students considering their post-GCSE options to visit