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The Elizabethan Academy celebrates A level students’ achievements and successes

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We are all incredibly proud of our Sixth Form Students here at The Elizabethan Academy. They have not only shown great resolve but have worked with determination and focus in order to achieve good outcomes and secure the next steps in their education. These results are richly deserved, and nothing must be allowed to diminish our students' achievements as they have worked exceptionally hard to achieve them.

Principal, Christine Horrocks, stated “We are so proud of our Sixth Form students. Along with last year's cohort this is their first formal examination since primary school SATs due to the pandemic. Despite this disruption to their learning, they have shown incredible resilience and determination to reach their potential with many students exceeding targets. The rewards are richly deserved. I am looking forward to them coming back as alumni and inspiring our students with their “can do/will do attitude.” These are not a snowflake generation; I genuinely believe the world will be a better place with them leading the way.

Our Elizabethan Academy Sixth Form is flourishing year on year, and we anticipate being oversubscribed in September once again, and it is wonderful that so many of our students continue to aspire to be in our sixth form with increasing numbers moving to us from local schools in the area. I believe this is due to a combination of the breadth of our curriculum offer including those subjects sadly no longer offered by some providers such as languages, music, and the arts. Students also appreciate the quality of teaching they receive from enthusiastic, passionate talented staff, the extensive extracurricular opportunities, and pastoral support. Our sixth form students make an enormous contribution to the ethos of the school. They are superb role models, mentors, and an inspiration to our younger students, I am grateful to all our fabulous Team Elizabethan staff who have helped them reach their potential and the incredible support that parents have shown their children and the academy during this challenging year. We wish all our students every success in the future.”


Lee Dainty, Assistant Principal is pleased with the outcomes this year with students once again achieving some excellent grades despite the disruption to learning the pandemic has caused.

He stated, “While it is important to acknowledge that nationally, the Government have adjusted the grades this year so that they are in line with pre-pandemic exam performances of 2019, and this has made it more challenging for this cohort of students, we are thrilled to announce that our students have risen to these challenges and achieved success. These results highlight the incredible efforts and commitment shown by both our students and our teachers. We have students going on to study all over the country; Economics at University of York, Psychology at Leicester University and Modern Languages at Exeter University along with students moving onto degree apprenticeships and employment both locally and nationally. The achievements of our students not only reflect their academic competence but also demonstrates their well-rounded growth as individuals who are fully equipped to excel in their chosen paths and make a difference in the world. We are confident in their abilities to succeed in their future endeavours and wish them well.”


Notable student performances and quotes from the day:

Olivia Taylor & Jessica Taylor

Photography A*, Mathematics A*, Economics A & Mathematics A*, Sociology A, Philosophy & Ethics A


Olivia stated ‘We’ve loved being in the Elizabethan Sixth Form over the past two years, the smaller class sizes have meant that I’ve had really personalised lessons enabling me to achieve.  I am going on to study Economics at the University of York.’

Jessica said ‘I am pleasantly surprised, I knew I had got into my first choice university to study Philosophy & Politics but when I arrived to pick up my results, they were even higher than I expected.  Thank you for all the support from Mr Brownhill and Mrs Edgar who have gone above and beyond to push us!’

Freya Horner

Art & Design A*, Psychology A, English Literature B

‘I’m excited and a bit nervous to go to Leicester to study Psychology.  I’ve loved the last 7 years, the teachers have been supportive and I couldn’t have done it without them!’

Harry Shooter

Biology A, Business Studies A, Geography B



‘As the outgoing Head Boy I simply want to say thank you to all of my teachers for the last couple of years in particular, I couldn’t have done it without them.  I am now going on to study Ecology & Conservation and really looking forward to the future.’