Pupils from Hartshill Academy in Nuneaton are celebrating as results of GCSEs and vocational qualifications are revealed. Principal Lorraine Taylor, said, “Our pupils have worked with heart, ambition and tenacity to achieve these fantastic results today and we wish them luck with their next steps.”

Nathaniel Griffiths-Johnson achieved five Grade 9s, two Grade 8s and two Distinction star grades and will be moving on to study A Levels in maths. Nathaniel said, “I am thrilled and look forward to continuing my studies and going to university to study finance and business. Thank you to Mrs Shepherd and Mr Williamson for their help, support, and guidance.”

Michael Wheeldon is on his way to NWSLC to study computing and Ella-Rose Seymour is excited to be starting a hairdressing course at the college. Michael said, “I am really pleased with my results and achieved what I was hoping for. I am looking forward to starting the business course at college. I would like to thank all the teachers at Hartshill.”

Ella-Rose said, “I am pleased with my results especially the maths and I am looking forward to starting my college course in hairdressing. A big thank you to Mrs Shepherd!”

Jake Roberts’ exam success, including a Grade 8 in maths, has earned him a scholarship at Rugby School. Jake said, “I am happy with my GCSE results; I worked hard to pass all the entry requirements and fitness tests to achieve this scholarship, and this was the final piece of the jigsaw.”

Danail Barakov-Trankov achieved a Grade 9, three Grade 8s, a Grade 7 and a Distinction star grade and is moving on to study maths and physics A Levels. Ruby Smith will also be studying A Levels in English, sociology and health and social care after her results included four Grade 8s.

Danail said, “I had really hoped that I would get a Grade 9 for physics, so I am pleased that I achieved this.” 

Ruby said, “I was really nervous, but I am pleased and proud of myself for getting through the exams. I am looking forward to starting college and beginning new challenges. Thank you to all my teachers for supporting me.”

Marion Plant, OBE FCGI, Chief Executive of the Midland Academies Trust said, “Congratulations to all our pupils who are collecting GCSE results today. They have shown a great deal of determination in tackling the unique circumstances of the pandemic, and we are exceptionally proud of their achievements. 

“Gaining good GCSE grades, especially in the core subjects of maths and English, is so important to pupils’ future progress. Our teachers have set high expectations of all our pupils, who have consistently been supported to maintain their learning and continue to progress. We wish them the best of luck for the future as they move on.”