KEVI students celebrate A* and A Grades

Students at King Edward VI Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, have been celebrating their success as they received their A level grades today.


Whether they have their heart set on university, want to continue within further education or are on track to landing their dream job, King Edward VI Academy’s students have worked extremely hard throughout the year in order to set themselves up for a bright future.




King Edward VI Academy saw some incredible results as two-thirds of students that completed Year 13 achieved at least one A*, A grade or equivalent. 


In addition, almost 95% of those students achieved three A levels or equivalent, whilst over half of students achieved at least four A levels.


Joanne Myhill-Johnson, Principal at King Edward VI Academy, said: “Our students have motivated themselves to achieve the very best grades and I am delighted to see so many of our students heading to top universities.”


“There have been some truly outstanding results across each subject we teach and this is down to the hard work of everyone associated with the academy. Everyone should be extremely proud of their incredible efforts.”


Among the successful students celebrating was Sophie Tazey, who secured her place at University of Nottingham to study English Literature. Sophie, who swept the board with an A* in Art, a B in English Language and a B in History, said: “I am speechless! I am so proud of myself, as I have achieved my goal of reading English Literature at the University of Nottingham. All the hard work has paid off as my dream has now become a reality.”


Sally Hanson, who secured a Distinction * in BTEC Business Studies and a B in Finance, will now join the University of Northampton to study Policing. She said: “I am so delighted with these results and cannot wait for my next chapter at the University of Northampton.”


Lucy Atkinson also received the results he needed to study Animal Management and Vetinary Studies at Riseholme College after achieving a double Distinction in BTEC Sport, a B in Finance and a C in English Literature. She commented: “I would like to thank all of the staff at King Edward VI Academy for their incredible support throughout my studies. Because of them, I am able to move forward within my chosen career.”


Other top performers were Lena Dixon and Megan Gale, who will both be going onto their chosen universities.


Lena will now study History at Anglia Ruskin University. She said: “I am extremely grateful for the help and guidance I have been given over the past seven years at King Edward VI Academy. I cannot wait to see what happens in the future.”


Megan will now join Sheffield Hallam University, where she will study Real Estate. She commented: “I am happy with my results and I am looking forward to life in Sheffield. Thank you to all of my teachers for their overwhelming support.”




As part of the David Ross Education Trust, King Edward VI Academy is committed to delivering academic excellence. Students also benefit from the Trust’s pioneering enrichment programme, which provides an incredible range of inspirational learning experiences in sport, arts and music. Through an array of exciting opportunities, students are encouraged to develop their passions and discover their talents.


Rowena Hackwood, Chief Executive Officer at the David Ross Education Trust, said: “We believe in ensuring that our students receive an exceptional education, both inside and outside of the classroom, to help them broaden their horizons. An education at one of our academies encourages students to become well-rounded, academically able young people who make a valuable contribution to their workplaces and their communities.


Congratulations to all of our students at King Edward VI Academy who are celebrating their incredible results.  We would like to wish them the very best for their future endeavours.”