A Level Results 2020

A Level results rise at Trinity Academy for a fourth consecutive year

Trinity Academy has seen a fourth consecutive rise in A Level attainment, with the Head Girl and Deputy Head Girl leading the way by securing places at Oxford and Cambridge University. Trinity Academy continues to cement its position as one of the top A level providers in Doncaster.

Olivia Jenkins, Trinity’s Head Girl has once again achieved top grades in her examinations, receiving A* in Biology (pending appeal), Chemistry and Mathematics alongside an A grade in AS Further Mathematics. Olivia will go on to study Medicine at St Anne’s College in Oxford and will be the first in her family to attend university.

Olivia Jenkins said, “I’m feeling overwhelmed about my results…I cannot thank Mr Flint enough, he called Oxford and arranged a meeting in person”.

Olivia Jenkins delighted with her results

Lydia Pike, from Thorne, will go on to read English Literature at Magdalen College – after securing A* grades in German, English Literature and Religious Studies and an A grade in History as well as an A* in her Extended Project Qualification. Lydia, who is Trinity’s Deputy Head Girl says, “I am thrilled with my results. I have really enjoyed my time at Trinity but feel ready for the next step.”

Lydia Pike, excited to share the results she required for her place at Cambridge University

Alongside their academic success, both students have made the most of Trinity Sixth Form’s leadership programme. Olivia shared, “I have had a plethora of opportunities while being in Sixth Form. I have changed remarkably as a person and I will now take those skills with me to university”. Lydia, who recently achieved her Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award stated that the chances she has had have, “helped her develop holistically”. As chair of the environmental committee, Lydia has been instrumental in pushing for recycling facilities in school and motivating younger students to give back.

Both students have relished public speaking opportunities. “I didn’t think I would be able to speak in front of a crowd of a thousand people, but I found it so rewarding”, Olivia reflected.

Mr Flint, the Director of Sixth Form said, “both Olivia and Lydia have been exceptional students. They have been fantastic ambassadors for Trinity and will go on to do great things.”

Another notable performer in this year’s A Level cohort is Georgina Quinn, a key part of Trinity’s performing arts groups and star in the recent production of the Blood Brothers. Georgina achieved an A* in Theatre Studies alongside an A in Media Studies and a B in Film Studies. Mrs Cutler, the Head of Performing Arts says, “Georgina is probably the most talented student I have taught in 23 years. Georgina has been an inspiration to many students and has played centre stage in the school productions.”

Georgina paid her respects to Mrs Cutler. “In Year 7 I was a very nervous child and shied away from speaking in class. Mrs Cutler literally gave me a script and pushed me onto stage a week before the performance. Since then, I haven’t looked back.” Georgina also wanted to play tribute to Mr Piercy, a music teacher who tragically died from COVID earlier this year. “Mr Piercy really helped me when I needed support and gave me the encouragement I needed to stay on track.” Georgina will go on to study Pop Music at Huddersfield University.

Georgina Quinn, with her characteristic stage smile

Alongside the traditional academic courses, Trinity Academy students continue to excel in vocational subjects.

Top performers were Abbie Courtney with a distinction-star/distinction in Health and Social Care and a distinction-star in Child Development and Jessie Hall with two distinctions in Health and Social Care and a distinction in Child Development. Strong performances also came in Sport Studies with Jake Dewsnap, Bronwyn Edwards, Ciaran Evans, Hannah Ibbotson and Cameron Watt all achieving double distinctions. 

Cameron Watt, a talented rugby player celebrating academic success

Principal Wendy Adeniji said: “Congratulations to the class of 2020!

“I am delighted that we have had a fourth consecutive year of increase in attainment at Trinity, despite the many challenges in the way A Level grades were assessed this year.  It is a huge credit to the hard work of the students, their teachers and the parents who supported them during the last two years, and I congratulate all involved for these excellent results!”

Average grades at Trinity have risen from last year, with 46% of students achieving grades A* to B, and a 98% pass rate overall.

37% of the cohort were classed as disadvantaged, and they performed equally well with non-disadvantaged students in terms of the government’s level 3 value-added measure, bucking the national trend.