Trent Schools

August 18, 2022

Sixth Form students at Trent College, Long Eaton, are today celebrating their hard-earned achievements with the publication of their A Level and BTEC examination results.

Following the return to externally examined qualifications, Trent College is delighted to be celebrating a year of record results (against pre-2021 levels):

  • 78% of all entries have been awarded A* to B grades
  • over half of all A Level entries achieved A* or A grade
  • a quarter of all A level entries achieved the top A* grade

Head of Trent College, Mr Bill Penty, said, “We are all relieved to be returning to external examinations after the past few years of Covid disruptions and we are delighted that this very able cohort has excelled to produce a set of outstanding results.

“We must not forget that this has been the first time that these students have sat formal exams since 2019. I believe that the quality of our continued education throughout the pandemic and the depth of the students’ hard work has shone through.

“I congratulate them all on their outstanding achievements. They have embraced the academic challenges of Sixth Form study while making the most of the wider opportunities available to them at Trent College.

“I’d like to express my gratitude to our dedicated teaching staff for all that they have done over these challenging couple of years, and also to parents for their continued support of the students and the school during this time.”

Senior Prefect, Jodie Bott has achieved a clean sweep of 4 A* grades in A Level Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths. She will now go on to Cambridge to read Natural Sciences.

Oliver Isaac will also be heading to Cambridge to read Medicine after achieving 3 A*s in Biology, Chemistry and Maths. Oliver said “I’m so pleased with the results. They’re what I needed for Cambridge. I’m delighted”

Victoria Hunt, 1st VII Netball captain, will also be reading Medicine at Liverpool after achieving 3 A* in Biology, Chemistry and Geography. Victoria said “I’m thrilled to have achieved 3 A* grades. I’m really surprised and so happy!”

Ruby Apoola is also celebrating her 3 A* grades. As well as competing as an England International hockey player, Ruby has achieved A* grades in A Level Biology, Chemistry, and Maths. Ruby said “I am so surprised and happy. It’s been a lot of hard work, but I’m really thrilled!”

Along with the rigours of A Level studies and extra-curricular pursuits, a number of pupils took on the challenging Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) with 85.7% of students achieving A*-B and 42.5% achieving the top A* and A grades.

One such student is 1st XI Hockey captain, Henry Shaw who is celebrating success across his A Levels (A*, A, A) as well as gaining an A* grade in the EPQ.  Henry said, “I’m so pleased and excited. I can now go to Bristol to study Economics.”

Today also saw the publication of BTEC results.

Trent College student and Derbyshire County Cricket Club U18, Josh Glover, is celebrating his Double Distinction* in BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Sport, alongside his A Level Business Studies A grade, which have secured his place at Loughborough to study Sports Management.

Fred Chell, 1st XV Rugby captain, has also achieved Double Distinction* in BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Sport together with A Level Psychology, which will enable him to study Physiotherapy at Leeds Beckett.

Trent College provides a challenging and rewarding Sixth Form experience, where supportive teachers and boarding and flexi-boarding options enable students to focus on their studies.

Find out more about life at Trent College and the range of subjects on offer at our whole school Open Morning on Saturday the 8th October where families can meet staff and explore our impressive 45 acre campus and extensive facilities.