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Magnus Academy celebrates with GCSE students

Magnus Church of England Academy welcomed its students on this their GCSE results day.

Principal Anna Martin said, “This has been an incredibly challenging year for all students and staff at the school, but particularly for the students collecting results today. 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.

“They have trusted us to do what is right for them and have been rewarded with an excellent set of GCSE results. I am delighted that, yet again, we have record numbers of students joining us for sixth form in September, I look forward to welcoming them back to continue their journey of success.”

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 9 grade 9’s and is going on to study A level biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and economics at Magnus as he pursues his ambition to study medicine at University.

Clara Moshari also achieved 7 grade 9’s and will be staying at Magnus to study A level art, biology, chemistry and mathematics.

Other notable achievements were Mark Ponder who achieved 3 grade 9’s, 1 grade 8, 3 grade 7’s and a Level 2 distinction, Noah Potter with 1 grade 9, 4 grade 8’s and 3 grade 7’s and Olivia Mallinson with 3 grade 9’s and 2 grade 7’s,  all the equivalent of A grade or higher.

Student Aamod Bashyal, said, “I was surprised when I opened my results but I’m really pleased with them. 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!”

Student Mark Ponder said, “I’m over the moon with my results, especially my nines in English literature, history and RE. I couldn’t sleep last night because I was so nervous but 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.”

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 really good stepping stones.”

A Level students’ resilience ‘an inspiration’ says Magnus Principal

On this the day, when students across the country would usually be attending schools to collect their A Level results, the dramatically different challenges facing education has, says, Anna Martin, Principal of Magnus Church of England Academy, brought out the best in her students.

“This year, we wanted to celebrate the stoicism of our students who have faced so many new challenges this year. They have shown real character and resilience and are an inspiration to the staff at Magnus.

“Many of our A Level students are now moving onto universities with some fantastic opportunities secured in the pursuit of their future goals in education and we wish them all the very best for their futures.”

Rebecca Barber (Senior Leader Post 16) said that the school has seen many success stories. “We have to acknowledge that this year has been a different experience for all of us. Nevertheless, we have seen some fantastic results for students.

“Following on from their success at GCSE, Jordan Lovett has received A*A* AA and Head Girl, Georgia Furmidge has received A*A*A*A. Both who have been successful in their applications to university.”

Georgia said, ‘I am looking forward to the physics element of my course and studying Maths in greater depth. This year has been very different! I’m pleased with my results and looking forward to starting fresh in September.”

This year also sees the first cohort of You Can Do Sport Students graduating and moving onto their chosen destinations. Danny Mountney-Town has secured a place at Bishop Grosseteste University to study Sport, Coaching and Physical Education along with teammate Katie Scott.

“I am really proud of these students who have developed so much over their time in the Sports Academy and now are moving on to further their study in Sport” said Rebecca Barber, “The sports academy continues to grow, and we are excited to see other students follow in their footsteps.

“We are also celebrating our first student in recent years to go on to read Music at university. Tia Jermyn has studied Music A Level, alongside her other subjects and is a prominent member of the school’s band dedicating her time and efforts to her studies. Tia told us she is excited for the extra-curricular elements of her course, meeting new people and playing new music and we wish her all the success as she moves onto Hull university.”

Students from Magnus Academy are also continuing to choose to study further afield. Another first for Magnus is Poppy White, being successful in her place at London School of Economics and Political Science at the University of London. Poppy has chosen to read Mathematics and Economics following her success in Psychology, Further Maths, Maths and Economics receiving A*AA*A*.

Poppy said “I’m excited for the independence moving away to university will bring. London will be a brilliant city to study and live. I’m looking forward to exploring London and what it has to offer.”

Anna Martin, Principal, said she was delighted to hear of the students future plans in what was a challenging year. “We asked staff to show integrity when producing centre assessed grades. This was supported by rigorous standardisation across students and subjects. We are therefore delighted that the hard work of students over the last 2 years has been recognised and the vast majority of student grades are unchanged by exam boards.”

Reopening Information – Y10 & Y12

Many thanks to those parents who completed our survey seeking views on a partial reopening of the school. We want to make any re-opening educationally worthwhile whilst our main concern is the safety and wellbeing of students and staff.  The documents below outline the steps we are taking to ensure the safety of staff and students in our school when we plan to re-open on the 15th of June. As a school our plan currently is to open on this date for some face-to-face provision for Y10 and Y12 students.

We are following all guidance to ensure we have everything in place. All our plans are subject to change, depending on regular reviews and staffing levels and we will keep you informed of these as often as necessary. We hope that this information goes some way to addressing your queries and concerns and supports you in making your decision regarding whether your child takes up the offer of a place at this provision.

Coronavirus Update – School Reopening to Y10 & Y12

Coronavirus update – School will reopen June 15 for Y10 and Y12

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Sunday evening, we can confirm that the date when we will reopen for Y10 and Y12 will be June 15. The Governors of Magnus Academy met last night and agreed our plans for reopening. They were confident and reassured that we have plans that will prioritise the safety of both staff and students when we do return. We will be writing to parents/carers of Y10 and Y12 students next week to outline these plans in detail. You will then be able to confirm whether you are comfortable with your child returning. Following this we will issue individual student timetables that will outline the days and times students are expected in school. Thank you for your support and patience at this difficult time.

Y6 Transition Message

We have put together a welcome video for all the lovely Year 6 students that will be joining us in September!

We just wanted to let you know some of the next steps we have prepared to support your transition into Year 7 and Magnus. We are here to support you every step of the way so please contact the academy if you have any questions.

You will soon be receiving transition packs with more details but here is an introduction to some of the key staff involved in your transition journey!

Year 6 Transition Message