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Kirton's Thomas Middlecott Academy celebrate long awaited GCSE

Students at Thomas Middlecott Academy are celebrating after receiving their long-awaited GCSE results today.

Staff and teachers at the school, which is part of the David Ross Education Trust (DRET), have worked extremely hard to make sure that the grading for every student is fair and allows these students to take their next step - whether that is into sixth form study or an apprenticeship programme.

All teacher-assessed grades have also been ratified by the exam board.

Thomas Dunbar with his results
Thomas Dunbar with his results

While this year students have faced a number of hurdles in the lead up to their exams, DRET’s remote education offer has ensured that students have had consistent support throughout lockdown and that their curriculum has been delivered to the highest possible standard.

Students also received both academic and pastoral support from their teachers to make sure that they have the tools to cope with their workload and any other emotional pressures they have faced. The tireless efforts and perseverance of staff, teachers and students alike have all made today’s results possible.

Szymon Palac is the highest attaining student overall this year and has been an exemplary student throughout his time at school.

Minnie Posey celebrates her GCSE results
Minnie Posey celebrates her GCSE results

He has been a prefect, member of Student Council and represented the school in a variety of sports. He has achieved Grade 8 in English Language, English Literature, mathematics, design technology and Grade 9 in Polish. He also achieved grades 7 and 6 in combined science as well as Distinction * in both engineering and sport.

He is going to Boston College to study Electrical installations.

Thomas Dunbar is our current Head Boy and has made an outstanding contribution to Team TMA during his five years at the school.

He has led the school council and senior prefect team as well as being an incredibly multi-talented sportsman and rugby player. He has made the most progress in the year group from entry to the school as well as being one of our highest attainers.

He has achieved grade 7 in English Language, English Literature, mathematics, history, biology and chemistry as well as grade 6 in physics, grade 5 in French and Distinction * in sport. He is going on to study A Levels in biology, psychology and PE as well as sports leadership.

Quinn Maia has been a very active member of the school for the last five years. Quinn has been a member of the school council, a leading member of the student Mobilise team (Mental Health Champions) as well as representing the school in a wide variety of musical and dramatic performances and competitions.

Quinn is one of the highest achievers gaining Grades 7-9 in English Language, English Literature, Portuguese and media studies as well as grade 6 in mathematics and history, two grade 5 in combined science and distinctions in performing arts and travel and tourism. Quinn will be going on to study A Levels.

Minnie Posey has performed very well this year, achieving Grade 9 in both English Language and English Literature. She also achieved Grade 8 in history, Grade 5 in mathematics and combined science as well as Distinctions in performing arts and sport. She is going to study A-Levels at Boston College in psychology, biology and English Literature.

Joanne Myhill-Johnson, Principal, said: “I would like to congratulate all of our students on their excellent and well-deserved grades. I am incredibly proud of them. This year the success of each and every one of our students is down to their persistence, perseverance, and unprecedented effort through a very challenging eighteen months, all of which makes me even more thrilled for them as they open their results.

“Wherever our students go next, whether it is to further education or an apprenticeship, we know that they are well prepared for everything that is to come. We especially know that their resilience over the last year will stand them in good stead for any challenge that comes their way.”

Stuart Burns, CEO at the David Ross Education Trust, said: “Congratulations to all the students at Thomas Middlecott Academy who have received their GCSE results today. At the David Ross Education Trust, our mission is to broaden the horizons of young people through a world-class education, and these excellent results demonstrate just how much Thomas Middlecott is making that a reality for local families. We are thrilled for our students and wish them luck with the next step of their journey.”

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