MILLBAY ACADEMY CELEBRATES STUDENTS’ ACHIEVEMENTS IN FIRST EXAMS SINCE 2019


RETURN TO NORMALITY AS STUDENTS SECURE TOP GRADES DESPITE PANDEMIC DISRUPTION

Staff and students from Millbay Academy, are today celebrating their first set of exam results since 2019.

We would like to congratulate both our young people and our staff for all their hard work during a really challenging two years. We are delighted that many of our young people have been successful and can progress onto the next stage in their lives.

The last time formal exams were sat was summer 2019. In 2020 and 2021, students’ GCSE grades were decided by teacher assessment. This year exams returned with students demonstrating what they know and understand in the exam hall.

All these efforts paid off, with students securing some brilliant results, including:


  • Ellis, who achieved a 9 and two Level 2 Distinctions in Art, Engineering and Catering respectively, as well as top grades in English and Maths, is progressing strongly to Arts University Plymouth to study Graphics, Illustration and Game Arts, with a Psychology add-on. She shared, “I am just happy and looking forward now to college and to meeting new people”


  • Meryn is progressing to Arts University Plymouth to undertake Media, Filmmaking and Animation pre-degree course. Meryn commented, "I’m very happy with a distinction in Engineering and am really looking forward to going to college."


  • Caitlin, who has successfully achieved the grades to undertake

Level 3 Dance at City College Plymouth revealed, "I’m excited to meet new people and am really looking forward to all the different dance styles I can learn"


  • Rosie, commented, "I definitely think I did well; I've got some pretty good grades. I am moving on to A levels and then going to uni to study Geology. I'm excited to move on to new pastures." Rosie achieved fantastic grades, including an 8 in English Literature, a 7 in Geography and a Level 2 Distinction in Performing Arts.


  • Deservedly achieving a grade 8 in Photography, along with strong core subject grades that include a 7-6 in Science, Vernon revealed, “I feel good. I’m off to University of the Arts Plymouth to take Photography. With school, you get to the point you need to move on to the next thing. I feel ready for that now.”

  • Xyla cheered, “I’ve done so well, I'm so proud of myself. I'm going to send it my mum, she's going to be so proud. I am heading to Plymouth High School for Girls for A-levels and am looking forward to a dentists' salary!” Xyla achieved grade 8s in Art, English Language and English Literature, as well as the top grades in Science.


We wish you all the very best for the future.


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