Across the country, thousands of 18 year old A Level students at AET Academies are celebrating their results and are now looking forward to their next career moves. Congratulations to them all, their parents, and to the staff at their academies who have worked so well together to achieve their success. Here are some of the many good news stories.
Nathan Cinnamond at Tendring Technology College in Essex gained an A* in Mathematics and A's in Chemistry, Physics and Further Mathematics. Nathan (pictured above) is going to Durham University to study Astrophysics and his ambition is to work for NASA. His colleague, Dominic Milham score an A in geography, and B's in Biology and Chemistry. He is off to do a four-year Masters degree in Environmental Science at the University of East Anglia and is keen to work for the Met Office.
At Richmond Park Academy, Nicole Vassilis, 18, achieved an A in Maths and A in Further Maths, B in Chemistry and C in Economics. She will be studying Maths and Statistics at the University of Surrey. After achieving B, B & C in History, Maths and Physics, Fred Beatty will be going to Newcastle University to read Mechanical Engineering. He is also a talented rower and will be joining the highly regarded Newcastle Rowing team. Nicole and Fred are pictured above with colleague Kallum White.
Ikram Mohamad (pictured above with Principal Tracey O'Brien) achieved A in Maths and 2 B's in Further Maths and Arabic. She will be reading Maths at Queen Mary's London and has ambitions to open a bakery in Somalia!
Congratulations to Aishat Ali at Bexleyheath Academy, who achieved three A grades and is progressing to the University of Warwick to study Law. Jeevan Rihal (D* D* D* D) is heading to Brunel to study Business Management and Marketing. Gurpreet Dingri (A D* D* C) is off to the University of Greenwich to study Quantity Surveying, whilst Daniel Fryer (D* D* D* D*) has gained an Apprenticeship by the TUC in Finance.
Top marks at the combined Sixth Form College serving Maltings Academy and New Rickstones Academy were achieved by Rhiannon Moore - A English Lang, A Psychology, B Chemistry, and Reece Ismay - A Economics, B Maths, B Chemistry. Rhiannon will be studying English at Exeter University, and Reece Chemistry at Warwick or Loughborough.
Jordan Amos at Felixstowe Academy has secured his place at the University of Bristol with an A grade in Maths and B's in Further Maths and Physics, and is excited and looking forward to starting his course in Engineering and Mathematics.
Lucy Hayfield confirmed that she will be heading to Nottingham Trent University to study Fashion Management, a course she feels would prepare her for a career in the business elements of the Fashion Industry. Lucy is pictured above with Principal Anthony Williams.
On the Isle of Wight, Kerry Taylor (pictured above) at Sandown Bay Academy is off to RADA (Royal Academy of Dance) to study Ballet Education. She achieved a triple distinction* in Performing Arts (Dance) and a C in Sociology.
Also from Sandown Bay, Rhys Evans has earned a place at Swansea University to study Aerospace Engineering. He achieved an A grade in Physics, a B in Maths, a C in Chemistry and an A* in Extended Project Qualification.
One of the top performing students at Sir Herbert Leon Academy in Bletchley, Bryony Jones, secured triple distinction* in Sport and is moving on to study Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Bedfordshire. Briony is pictured above with Principal, Dr Jo Trevenna.
Other vocational successes include Zoe Ashe, who secured a double distinction* and distinction in Performing Arts and Gulum Kibria who secured a triple distinction* in ICT.
Top performers at Clacton Coastal Academy include Yarik Chervonyy with A grades in Russian and Financial Studies, and B grades in History and Government and Politics. He plans to study business economics at Liverpool University.
Rosie Elliott's A grades in Art and Photography, along with C grades in English Language and Creative Writing, will see her study fine art at University College Suffolk.
In Lincolnshire, the highest achieving female student at Cordeaux Academy was Emma Rayiru (A* A* A) who will take up a place at university to study psychotherapy. Highest achieving male student was Matthew Mansey (A* A* B) who is aiming to follow in his grandfather's footsteps and become a PE teacher after taking up his degree place at Leeds Becketts University.
At Nightingale Academy in North London, Oraz Horjatova (pictured above), who having achieved 2 A*'s, 1 A and 2 B's at A level, can now move to her first choice place at Westminster University to study Law.
Sibel Hassan gained four A*'s and a C grade, and will be going to Buckingham New University to study computing and web development.