A Level Exam Performance

Sixth form students at South Nottinghamshire Academy have been celebrating their success after receiving their A Level results today.

Assistant Head Teacher (KS5), Mrs Lucas commented that, ‘Students and staff have worked extremely hard to secure some of the Academy’s best ever results and it is pleasing to see so many students gaining places at top universities or move onto their preferred destination within education, employment or training’. 

None more so than Jack Smith (pictured below) who gained incredible results with A*s in Maths, Chemistry and Physics and is now going to Birmingham University to study Aerospace Engineering. Equally as impressive, Jack secured nearly full marks in all of his exam papers making him one of the best performers nationally.

Freya Giles (pictured below) also gained fantastic results and has gained a place at Oxford University to study History. She achieved A grades in Maths, History and German.

Overall, 85% of students gained A*-C grades and 56% gained A*-B grades. Over half of all students in individual subjects secured the top A*-B grades: Maths, English Language & Literature, Physics, Chemistry, History, German and Art.

Individual subjects saw continued success with A*-C results:

  • English language        100%
  • English Literature        100%
  • History                        100%
  • German                       100%
  • Media                          100%
  • Art                               100%
  • Chemistry                   83%
  • Sociology                    80% 

Hattie Lord gained A grades in Maths, Physics and History and has accepted a place at Edinburgh University to study Mathematical Physics.

Tom McCartney gained an A grade in Maths and B grades in Chemistry and Physics. He has accepted a place at the University of Nottingham to study Chemistry.

Dan Philpotts (Headteacher) commented that, 'This group of students has been a pleasure to work with and it is extremely gratifying to see them rewarded by excellence. Their commitment, work ethic and aspiration sets an example to everyone at the Academy and they are bound for future success.'

Year 13 - A Level Outcomes

In Summer 2018, we provisionally achieved:

Progress in

  • A-levels = +0.1
  • Academic = +0.1
  • Applied General = NA
  • Tech Levels = NA


Average Grade in

  • A-levels = C
  • Academic = C
  • Applied General = NA
  • Tech Levels = NA


Progress in Level 2 English and Maths

  • 3 Students retaking English GCSE, progress = 1
  • 3 students retaking Maths GCSE, progress = 0.3


Retention in 2017 (the most recent data available)

  • A-levels = 86.1%
  • Academic = 86.1%
  • Applied General = 85.7%
  • Tech Levels = NA


Destinations - 97% of students that left KS5 in 2016 (the latest data available) continued in education or employment.


Year 13 data includes students that did not complete their studies.