What next, after A Levels?

Weeks of anxious waiting for thousands of A-Level students across the Midlands is over after they received their results. But what next?

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Paralympic hopeful praises academy for help

A Paralympic hopeful from a Nottinghamshire school has praised the academy for the help they have given him while he juggled A Levels and training.

James Shaw was accepted into the GB Paralympic squad in February, and was reclassified into the quadriplegic category.

He achieved an A and two Bs in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics respectfully, at The South Wolds Academy.

He is due to study Product Design at Aston University, and continue to travel to London for training.

It has been manic since February when I was reclassified as a quad and trying to improve my ranking while revising for my A levels. The school has helped me so much with catching up on the work I missed while travelling to tournaments.

– James Shaw


Olympic hopefuls earn successful A Levels

Two Olympic hopefuls from Nottinghamshire have managed to combine training and education to earn high A Level grades.

James Shaw, who hopes to compete in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro at wheelchair tennis, achieved an A and two Bs, at South Wolds Academy.

The students are proud of their achievements at South Wolds Academy Credit: South Wolds Academy

Sophie Coldwell already competes internationally in triathlons, gained two As and a B grade, at the same school.

Sophie managed to achieve her grades despite missing almost a whole term this year whilst competing in the World Championships in New Zealand, and the Youth Olympics in Australia.

NULC achieves record A Level success

Record numbers are today celebrating their A Level success at Newcastle-under-Lyme College.

More than 1,300 entries were made in 33 subjects at the college, by at more than 420 students.

NULC students celebrate their achievements Credit: NULC

The college has also had an increase in the overall pass rate, which stands at 96% this year. Across 20 subjects, a 100% pass rate was made.

In total, 432 students earned A* to B grades.

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