Miss Murphy, Head of Post 16 at Tuxford
Academy, organised a special celebratory evening for the students and parents
of their highest Post 16 achievers in the academy’s history! The grades that
the class of 2015 achieved meant that that 52% of Tuxford Post 16 students
achieved grades A*-B at A level, a record high percentage.
Executive Principal said of the students’ successes, “It is really important to
celebrate your successes and to remember and reflect back on all the hard work
you and time you spent at Tuxford Academy. Recreating moments in life, as we
are doing this evening is the key to success. I am incredibly proud of you all.
Head of Modern
Foreign Languages, Mr Creegan presented the French Award to Rosalind Cooper who
was awarded an unconditional place at top university Durham. “Rosalind did not
have one single error in her coursework! Her work ethic and attitude throughout
her time in Post 16 was exemplary. Not only did she go above and beyond to
organise additional exchanges and trips with French families, she also did the class
revision prior to lessons! It was an absolute pleasure supporting her in her
application and studies.”
Platford, is another example of a Tuxford student who stood out on the evening.
Beth won two awards: Highest Achiever Award and Chemistry Award. Beth has since
gone on to study medicine at Sheffield University and was quoted by her teacher
as one of the most driven young people had had ever taught.
speaker during the evening was ex-student Victoria Jones, who left the academy
in 2009. Victoria gave a highly
impressive and motivational speech detailing her experiences since leaving
made the most of my time at school and I want
to thank Tuxford for providing me with the skills and support that has helped
me to go on to succeed in the real world. Tuxford
Academy has played a huge part in what I have achieved during
the past six years. Since leaving I have achieved a good degree in
International History with Politics, have lived and studied in the United
States and have been fortunate to carve a career in public service working in a
number of high profile areas. After an
extremely competitive application process, whereby only 5% of applications are
successful, I have also been accepted on to the
Civil Service Fast Stream, the Government’s graduate
closing message was clear to her audience, ‘Push yourself to step outside your
comfort zone instead of sticking to what you know. Be brave and go for it!’
Principal (Post 16) Mr Paul Simpson summarised the evening by congratulating
all the students for their successes - whatever direction the next step of their
journey has taken them. He also asked them to keep in touch and wished them to
be RICH: Resilient, Innovative, Confident, and Happy.