Ormiston Sudbury Academy principal Caroline Wilson praised her fellow staff after a positive set of A-Level results which saw 78 per cent of pupils achieving A* to C compared with 82 per cent last year and 100 per cent achieving A* to E.
Academy principal Caroline Wilson said: “I am delighted to report a further year of substantial progress in our Level 3 outcomes.
“All headline figures for level three are improved on last year with a significant upward trend for students attaining A*/Distinction* (29 per cent) and 46 per cent of students achieving A*/Distinction* - A/Distinction grades.
“These results give children more choice and more doors open to go and do what they want to do.”
She said the school was focused on giving the pupils the best opportunities whether they wanted to go on to study at university or take on apprenticeships.
“The results this year are due to our dedicated staff pursuing excellence from every student, each of which has worked tirelessly to ensure they secure their outcomes to open doors to their chosen future,” she said.
“I am grateful for all the hard work undertaken this year which moves us a step closer to being recognised as an outstanding education provider.”
Outstanding results included Dan Elsey picking up A*AB, now going on to study engineering at the University of Sheffield.
Dan, 18 from Fourth Avenue in Glemsford, said a lot of hours had gone into achieving his results.
“I was probably up until 10 each night revising,” he said.
Joey Hogger achieved triple distinction* in picking up a place at the renowned Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance.
Leah Wallings also picked up triple distinction* and will now study dance at London Studio Centre, while Lila Robirosa achieved A, distinction*, distinction*, heading to Rose Bruford College to study European theatre arts.
Olivia May, who received two distinctions in musical theatre and acting and a C in English, praised the arts department at the school after picking up her results.
“We’ve had so much help from the teachers. They spend so much time with us and have given us so much. I wouldn’t have got these results if it wasn’t for them.”
Leo Cox, head of performance at the academy, said: “We are delighted with the number of students we have got into the best places to study in the country.
“I think if you look at the people who have got places in the past year and look back at our alumni who are working professionally or who are at arts colleges, it gives evidence to our claim as one of the leading providers of the arts in the area.”
In total 100 per cent of students achieved A*-C in the current crop of students in the department.