Although this has been a uniquely challenging year, students at Emmanuel Sixth Form have been celebrating exceptional exam results. For every one of the last 6 years, value added scores at Emmanuel Sixth Form have been amongst some of the best in Nottingham, meaning that young people make outstanding progress from the point that they join to when they take their final exams.
Kate Newell joined Emmanuel in Year 7 and achieved A*, A*, A grades in A Level English Literature, Psychology and Biology. She takes up her place at The University of Leeds to study English Literature with Creative Writing in September. Kate said, “I am so pleased with my results as I’ve worked incredibly hard over the last two years. I have absolutely loved being part of Emmanuel Sixth Form and I have been really well supported throughout my time her”.
Macen Beasley achieved A*, A*, A grades in Biology, History and Psychology. He is looking forward to studying Psychology at Nottingham Trent next year. Macen said, “The support I’ve received from teachers and staff at Emmanuel Sixth Form has been incredible and I couldn’t have achieved these grades without them”.
Parmida Ahmadi Motlagh joined Nottingham Emmanuel School in Year 10 from Bulgaria, arriving in the UK knowing no English and unable to even introduce herself to others. She progressed on to Emmanuel Sixth Form to study a one year Level 2 programme before progressing on to the A Level programme. Parmida achieved A*, A*, A grades in Business, Media Studies and Photography. She will be taking up her place to study Law at Nottingham Trent University. Parmida said, “I am very proud of my results. Without my teachers and the Sixth Form team I wouldn’t have been able to make it this far. The emotional support and support for my mental well- being during what has been a challenging year, really kept me going”.
This year, following the cancellation of exams, grades were awarded through a process of teacher assessed grades, against a national standard and approved and awarded by the exam boards. The government is not publishing performance data for any schools or colleges this year due to the varying impact of the pandemic.
Sandra Stapleton, the school’s principal said: “We are immensely proud of all the work and achievements of our students, especially after such a difficult and disrupted year. Our teachers have worked tirelessly to ensure students are all able to progress onto further education and study, and we look forward to seeing what they will achieve in the future.”