East Leake Academy, part of Diverse Academies Trust, today saw students and staff celebrating another excellent set of A level results.

Overall, students achieved an average grade score of B and nearly 30% of students achieved top A* and A grades. Students achieved 76% A*-C grades, with 54% of students achieving A* to B.

Several of the students have overcome challenging personal circumstances during the last two years. They have achieved their fantastic results through hard work and determination and the ongoing support of the sixth form staff.

Familial success at East Leake Sixth Form continued with twins Sam and Oliver Hildred as two of our highest achievers. Sam gained three A* grades in biology, chemistry and sport. He will be taking up his place at the University of Birmingham to study medicine. Twin brother Oliver achieved A* grades in business studies and economics, and an A grade in sport. He will be studying international management at university.

Our music students were all extremely successful in achieving distinctions in Level 3 Extended Diploma. Jack Antcliffe will be studying jazz at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Drama and Ryan Martin will be moving to BIMM Institute to follow a course in popular music.

Film studies and media studies were very popular options this year, with Sophie Hill achieving A*/A grades in both subjects and an A in her media focused extended project qualification (EPQ). Sophie will be moving to Nottingham Trent University to study media and communication. Ruby Van Laun, another high achieving film student, will be moving onto the University of Salford to study film production.

Biomedical science was also a very popular course of study for several of our students this year. Abigail Barnett and Taylor Brown are moving onto to Manchester and York universities respectively. Business, an equally in demand subject and successful A level choice, is leading several students to continue their studies in a variety of courses including sports management, business management and business economics.

Degree and higher level apprenticeships are proving to be increasingly attractive routes for students, with this year’s cohort taking up roles in environmental science, dental nursing, business logistics and engineering.

Principal, Blake Francis, said: “On behalf of everyone at East Leake Academy, we are immensely proud of our students’ accomplishments. They have received an excellent set of A level results today, and their results are a testament to our students’ dedication and the remarkable support provided by our teaching staff. Our students have displayed an incredible amount of hard work and dedication over the past two years and their success is well deserved.”

The academy invites any students yet to secure a place with a post 16 provider for this September or students considering their post-GCSE options to visit www.eastleake-ac.org.uk/sixth-form/our-sixth-form/ or email sixthform@eastleake-ac.org.uk for more information.