Our year 13 students are looking forward to bright futures after another set of excellent A Level and Level 3 results.

Almost a fifth of all students achieved the top A*-B grades, and the academy saw a pass rate of 97%. This is the first year that the academy has taught sixth form students in-house, with students moving back to the academy from Retford Post 16 Centre in September 2018.

Today saw a number of inspirational student success stories, including Tyla Sagar who achieved an A* in Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), B grades in history and English literature and a Distinction in IT.

Amy Williams achieved an A in Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), a B in business studies, a B in sociology and a C in English literature. Amy said: “I am really pleased with my results. I have already been accepted for an apprenticeship in business administration at Rampton Hospital and am very excited about it.”

Olivia Hurt achieved an A in sociology, a B in drama and a C in English literature. She said: “I am so happy to see that my hard work has paid off. I initially wanted to study sociology at university but didn’t think I would do quite as well as I have, so I’m now going to explore my options through clearing.”

Heather Widdup, Principal at Retford Oaks Academy said: “We could not be prouder of this year’s students. With the move back into the academy coming half way through their studies, they have shown incredible perseverance and determination to achieve the best grades that they can.

“Our students have benefitted from support from teachers and staff members that they are familiar with this year, and have set an excellent example to our younger students. They have shown leadership skills, maturity and responsibility in activities inside and outside of the academy and have represented us brilliantly at every level.

“They all have bright futures ahead of them and their work ethic will be an excellent asset in any career path that they choose. I wish them all the best in everything that is to come.”

The academy is confident its success rates will accelerate in the coming year, with a renewed focus on sixth form education and a new sixth form leadership team in place. It will continue to offer a wide range of A Levels through its partnership with Tuxford Academy’s Post 16 Centre.

To apply for a sixth form place at Retford Oaks, please email rstewardson@retfordoaks-ac.org.uk or call 01777 861618. Current students can go into the academy to apply on GCSE results day, Thursday 22 August 2019, or on the first Monday and Tuesday of the new term.