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Celebrating with GCSE students at Magnus

Posted onPosted on 20th Aug

Magnus Church of England Academy welcomed students to the Newark school on GCSE results day – including, above from left, Clara Moshari, Olivia Mallinson, Migle Jurgeleviciute, Noah Potter, Aamod Bashyal and Mark Ponder.

Principal Anna Martin said: “This has been an incredibly challenging year for all students and staff at the school, but particularly for students collecting results.
“Throughout their time at the school they have impressed me with their positive attitude and good character. This has shone through throughout this crisis and I have been so proud of the way they have embraced the challenges faced and continuing to work hard to prepare for post 16 progression. I am delighted that, yet again, we have record numbers of students joining us for the sixth form in September.”

The chair of governors, Martin O’Connell, said: “This has been an extraordinary year and I want to thank both students and staff for the way in which they have adapted to these challenging circumstances. The resilience and attitude of everyone concerned has been exemplary and these excellent results are a reflection of those characteristics.”

There were some outstanding individual performances, including Aamod Bashyal, who achieved nine grade 9s and is going on to study A-level biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and economics at Magnus.

Aamod said: “It was an anxious wait but now I’m excited to get back to Magnus to start studying my A-levels. I’m going to study biology, chemistry, physics, maths and economics at Magnus sixth form and I’m looking forward to actually sitting my exams this time!”

Clara Moshari also achieved seven grade 9s and will be staying at Magnus to study A-level art, biology, chemistry and mathematics.

Student Clara Moshari said: “I’m really happy with my results and I’m looking forward to coming back to Magnus for sixth form. I’m taking chemistry, biology, maths and art A-levels and hope to go on to study medicine at university, so these subjects are good stepping stones.”

Other notable achievements included Mark Ponder, who had three grade 9s, a grade 8, three grade 7s and a Level 2 distinction; Noah Potter with a grade 9, four grade 8s and three grade 7s; and Olivia Mallinson with three grade 9s and two grade 7s, all the equivalent of A grade or higher.

Mark added: “I’m over the moon with my results, especially my nines in English literature, history and RE. I’m pleased my results show how hard I’ve worked over the last few years. I’m looking forward to staying on at Magnus to study my A-levels and hopefully go on to study at Oxbridge.”