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This morning, students from the Academy of St Nicholas in Garston eagerly received their GCSE exam results.


Staff at the academy, on Horrocks Avenue, welcomed back the Year 11 cohort at staggered times and handed them the envelopes containing their results.


The academy, which is part of All Saints Multi Academy Trust, were very pleased with outcomes for students under such challenging circumstances this year. There has been an improvement in the percentage of students obtaining higher grades (7 to 9) with an increase in English language, mathematics, biology, chemistry, computer science and history.


The school has had many individual personal triumphs this year. Nicholas, through his personal dedication and relentless hard work achieved a 9 in mathematics, 8s in biology, chemistry, computer science and a Level 2 Distinction* in the DIT BTEC Tech Award.


Nicholas opted to attend school often during periods of lockdown in order to obtain support from staff and to ensure the best personal outcomes. He will be returning to All Saints Sixth Form, which is part of the Trust, to study A-levels in chemistry, maths and biology.


Harriet is a student who has excelled this year by performing above personal targets in all subjects. She has achieved 7s in English, maths, biology, chemistry, and has achieved Level 2 Distinctions in both the Enterprise Tech Award and DIT BTEC Tech Award.


These are fantastic outcomes for such a hardworking student who is now progressing to study A-levels in philosophy, psychology and health and social care at All Saints Sixth Form.


Many students have embodied one of the school's core values of 'resilience' whilst studying for their GCSEs.


Ashleigh is just one of these individuals, who has overcome many challenges to achieve a great set of results that will ensure she can progress to the next stage of her journey. Securing grade 4s in maths, English and science, combined with a Level 2 Distinction in the Health Tech Award, will enable Ashleigh to follow her dream of working with younger children in a nursery setting.


She will now progress to college to study a level 3 qualification in early years education. This is a great achievement and a great example of personal drive and ambition.


Headteacher of the Academy of St Nicholas, Mrs Jeniffer Sing, said: “It has been a difficult year and a half for our students but they have remained resilient and continued to work hard even when the opportunity of sitting exams was taken away from them.


“Many will go on to study A-level or vocational courses at All Saints Sixth Form College, which is here on campus, or move on to complete apprenticeships. Whatever their next steps, I wish them all the very best for the future and remain incredibly proud of each and every one of them.”

St Nicholas students collect their GCSE results

I wish them all the very best for the future and remain incredibly proud of each and every one of them

St Nichs