Following the awarding of today’s A Level results, students at Accrington Academy are celebrating achieving their first-choice university places, with one student set to join the University of Cambridge.
This year, A Levels were awarded following Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) due to the cancellation of external examinations. At Accrington Academy, students sat in-class exams and completed coursework as part of this assessment process.
Among those taking up their places at Russell Group universities include:
- Rhys Mott who is joining the University of Cambridge to study Law;
- Inaya Tahir who is joining the University of Manchester to study Psychology;
- Georgia Curtis who, following a gap year, will be joining the University of Manchester to study Law;
- Emily Simpson who is joining the University of Manchester to study International Management;
- Spencer Uttley who is joining the University of Liverpool to study Architecture.
Congratulating the students on their success, James Kerfoot, Head Teacher at Accrington Academy, said:
“Congratulations to all our Sixth Form students on this excellent set of university destinations. In what has been a hugely challenging time for everyone, I am incredibly proud of our young people for the way they have handled themselves and remained entirely focused on their learning. Over the past two years, each and every one of them has impressed us with their hard work and dedication which is reflected in these outcomes.
“I would also like to thank our fantastic Sixth Form team who have done everything they can to ensure our students have been able to thrive and flourish during their time with us. I know they will all join me in wishing our departing students the very best of luck for the future.”