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Congratulations to GCSE learners at The Academy Grimsby

Congratulations to our 235 learners at The Academy Grimsby, who picked up their GCSE results this morning. This year, we’re celebrating improving on last year’s overall high grade results by almost 18% and achieving particularly good results in Maths and English, with a number of high achievers now preparing to take their next step into further education.

Despite picking up their GCSE results under unusual circumstances today, learners were able to enjoy socially distanced celebrations with friends and family after opening their results.

Amelia Banks achieved two nines, three eights and one six. She said: “I was home schooled before coming to The Academy Grimsby, so wanted to study for my GCSEs in smaller class sizes where I wouldn’t feel too overwhelmed.

“The Academy Grimsby was perfect and I’d recommend anyone in a similar situation to me to come here. Once I’d settled in, I really enjoyed my time here and am now moving on to Career 6 to study sociology, psychology and English Literature. I want to be a teacher.”

Megan Copley took the health and care pathway and collected three eights, one seven and two sixes today. She also thrived in The Academy Grimsby’s smaller class sizes. She said: “I was at a big school before coming here and in that environment, you just get lost. At The Academy Grimsby, I received more one-to-one support. I also really enjoyed the freedom we get here.

“I’m really happy with my results and am now going to study crime and society at Career 6.”

Samantha Dent also thrived on the creative freedom at The Academy Grimsby and is particularly pleased to have achieved an eight in art. She said: “I can’t believe it! I was worried about my results, but I’ve got the grades to now study for a Level 3 in Art and Design. I’m so happy!”

High grade pass rates at The Academy Grimsby improved by over 13% in Science, English, Art, History and Geography, with the high grade pass rate in Maths also increasing by almost four per cent compared to last year.

Matthew Holness, deputy principal at The Academy Grimsby said: ““Obviously this year has been quite a strange one for us all. But our learners and staff have responded really well, with home learning and revision going on throughout lockdown. We’ve had a lot of smiling faces and happy tears today and now we’re supporting all our learners on their journey to further education and apprenticeships.”

“BTEC results haven’t been released yet, so we’re now just waiting for these and will be in touch with learners as soon as we get them through.

“I’d like to say a huge congratulations to all of our learners and thank you to our staff for all their hard work this year.”

Congratulations to Career 6 students

Congratulations to Career 6 students as they receive their A Level results today.

Head, Paul Lee said he was “exceptionally proud” of the whole cohort, who have faced unprecedented circumstances as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Despite this the students have achieved some fantastic results, with an increasing number of students moving onto university courses in the health and care professions. Most gained a place at their first-choice university, and there were some outstanding individual performances.

Lauren Charlton (pictured) received three A grades, as well as an A in her extended project qualification. A former student at The Academy Grimsby, she will be studying Criminology and Psychology at Sheffield Hallam.

She said: “I had heard a lot of good things about Career 6 whilst I was at The Academy, and I liked the fact there were set pathways which lead you to a career.

“I’m really happy with my grades; I wasn’t expecting to do so well. The teaching and support has been really good, if you need revision classes or any extra support it’s always available and I’ve really enjoyed the small community feel.”

Lauren will be joined at Sheffield Hallam by Nichola Crosskill, another former student from The Academy who will be studying Criminology after achieving A levels on the Crime and Society pathway.

There has also been a good progression of students into higher education from our science and medical pathways. These include Erika Gaunt, who will be studying Mental Health Nursing at Oxford Brookes, Olivia Carroll, who is going to the University of Salford to study Radiography, and Ria Stansfield, who will be studying Biomedicine at the University of Hull.

Paul Lee, Head of Career 6, commented: “We are delighted with the numbers of students progressing on to criminology and psychology courses. We’ve also seen an increase in students moving into the health and care professions to study courses such as midwifery and mental health nursing.

“Our pathways are designed to reflect the demand in both industry and society, so we ensure we are equipping the next generation with the skills they need for their chosen career. This includes our new Forensic and Criminal Investigation pathway, starting this September.

“We are exceptionally proud of all our students during these unprecedented circumstances and will continue to offer our wholehearted support as they progress onto their next steps.”

If you are interested in studying at Career 6 this September, please visit or contact [email protected]

East Riding College joins TEC Partnership

tec partnership

We are delighted to announce that East Riding College has merged with the TEC Partnership, formerly Grimsby Institute Group.

As part of the merger, which took place on 31 July, the college will retain its influence, identity and ability to deliver its mission with the support of the wider partnership.

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Grimsby Institute awarded EdTech Demonstrator College status

We are delighted to announce that the Grimsby Institute has been awarded the status of EdTech Demonstrator College by the Department for Education.

Inclusion within this prestigious programme further recognises the Institute, which forms part of the TEC Partnership, as one of the country’s leading colleges in its use of technology to support teaching and learning.

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Institute welcomes Minister for virtual tour of “innovative” online learning

We were delighted to welcome Gillian Keegan MP, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, for a virtual tour of our online learning provision this week.

The Minister joined Chief Executive Gill Alton OBE, Principal Debra Gray and Deborah Millar, Group Executive Director of Digital Learning Technologies, for the tour, which took in remote classes such as Level 5 Engineering, Level 2 Childcare, FdSc Animal Management and GCSE Maths.

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Mariners boss

Mariners boss “blown away” by Institute facilities

Grimsby Town manager Ian Holloway was “blown away” by the standard of the Grimsby Institute as he visited to discuss how the two organisations can develop their positive partnership.

The Mariners boss was joined by majority shareholder John Fenty for a tour led by our Chief Executive Gill Alton and Vice Principal Julie Moore, before the four met to discuss future plans.

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Alex Career 6

Uni Connect Inspires University Participation

Grimsby Institute is delighted to partner with the Uni Connect programme to support non-traditional progression to higher education.

A series of activities has been delivered to support learners like Alex, who has benefited from a range of events and engagement activities to support him to progress to higher education. Alex is in his second year of Level 3 study on a Criminology pathway, which includes A Level Psychology, A Level Sociology and a Level 3 Diploma in Criminology.

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C4ME shortlisted

C4ME shortlisted for prestigious national award

Congratulations to our fantastic Centre for Maths Excellence (C4ME) team, who have been shortlisted for Provider of the Year at the Skills Awards 2020.

We are up against the likes of Leeds City College, Heart of England Training, Paragon Skills and Nelson and Colne College, with the winner set to be announced on March 10th.

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prestigious national awards

Grimsby Institute is shortlisted for two prestigious national awards

We are delighted to announce we have been shortlisted in the Best Teaching and Learning Initiative and WorldSkills Unsung Hero categories at the 2020 Tes FE Awards.

The teaching and learning nomination is for our Media team’s Estuary Student TV (ESTV) curriculum model, which operates a student-led television production team run by a professional channel manager. Student crews are supervised on short notice location work which is typical of industry, learning in the workplace while on the job.

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