Sixth Form students and staff at Longsands Academy, part of Astrea Academy Trust, are celebrating today (August 17) after receiving "outstanding" A-Level, BTEC and vocational results.

Although the impact of the pandemic is still being in schools across the country, the St Neots students have achieved an "excellent" set of results and are now ready to step into the future.

Many students have been accepted at Nottingham University, University of York and Lincoln University, and there were two successful Oxbridge applicants.

Longsands also have more than 20 students going onto apprenticeships, notably in computing and accounting. 

Top Longsands performers: 

Madeleine Lowe achieved A*A*A* and is going to Oxford University

Ruby Cossins achieved A*AA and is going to the University of York

Abigail Hall achieved A*A*AA and will be enrolling at Cambridge University  

Simon Moutel-Davesne obtained A*A*A & Distinction* and is going to Sheffield University.

Annerley Salter achieved A*AAA and is going to Warwick University

Jacob Knight secured a Degree Apprenticeship in Data Science at MASS with A & Distinction* Distinction*

Isabelle Shaw achieved A*AA and will be studying at the University of East Anglia

'Should be incredibly proud'

Catherine Cusick, principal at Longsands Academy, said: "Well done to all the fantastic young people at Longsands Sixth Form, who have worked so hard over the last two years and truly deserve these results.

"These students have faced unprecedented challenges since the spring of 2020, and their results are a testament to their tenacity, scholarship, and curiosity over that period of time.

"I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the Longsands staff and parents/carers who have supported our young people both academically and pastorally.

"This is a day of celebration of the students, who have been brilliant to work with, and I wish them well in their next steps."

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Rowena Hackwood, CEO of Astrea Academy Trust, said: "I want to offer my heartfelt congratulations to all our Longsands students.

"We have been so impressed by their hard work, determination and resilience throughout their time at Sixth Form, and especially during the exam season.

"At Astrea, we are committed to brilliant education, and we want all of our students to learn, thrive and lead successful lives. We hope that all of our students are feeling proud of their achievements, and we wish them all the best as they move onto the next stage of their lives."

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Schools minister Nick Gibb said: "Congratulations to all those receiving their results for their A-Levels this summer.

"Students from Longsands Academy should be incredibly proud of what they have achieved, and we are hugely grateful to teachers for all their hard work.

"For many pupils, these will have been the first formal set of exams they have ever taken, and we have done everything that we can to ensure they are walking away with qualifications that hold value now and in the future.

"These results will enable pupils to take the next step in their lives, whether that's in further education, an apprenticeship or the workplace, and I wish them all the best whatever they decide to do."