Downham Market results day

At Downham Market Sixth Form with their A-Level results are (from left) Amy Sharp, Kirsten Venables, Tom Webb, Kirsten Riding and Anna Rolph. Picture: Ian Burt At Downham Market Sixth Form with their A-Level results are (from left) Amy Sharp, Kirsten Venables, Tom Webb, Kirsten Riding and Anna Rolph. Picture: Ian Burt

Thursday, August 14, 2014
3:02 PM

Downham Market Academy celebrated another improved set of exam results.

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The college had an A2 pass rate of 98pc - beating last year’s 95pc.

Thomas Webb, 18, is off to University of Hertfordshire to study Accounting and Finance, after achieving an A and 2 C’s.

“I was slightly disappointed with the two C’s in all honesty, but I am still going to University which is such a great feeling.”

Jack Larkins, 18, at the time of speaking was looking to get a place through clearing.

“My results in the first year weren’t good enough, but the second year was a bit better and now I am hoping to try get a place through clearing.

“I might end up going travelling before coming back for University but we’ll see how things go.”

Anna Rolph, 18, picked up two A stars on her way to getting a place at the University of Lincoln to do a Art Conservation and Restoration degree.

She said: “The results are better than I was expecting, it was a nervous couple of days but I am glad that I’ve got into Lincoln.”

Kirsten Riding, 18, has got an accounting apprenticeship at Deloitte, after achieving two A stars and a B.

“I did a lot better in Art than I thought I was going to do, I would have liked better in English but I am happy with the results.”

Amy Sharp, 18, got an A*, A and two B’s to get into University of Leeds to do a Geography and Geology degree.

“My results were alright, it’s a relief to get into university and I can’t wait to start I’ve heard great things about Leeds.”

Kirsten Venables, 18, got two A stars and a D and will now start a trainee accounting job.

“Don’t think my overall results weren’t as good as the rest of these girls but it was great to get two A stars for my A-Levels.”

Principal John Ford said: “I am really pleased that our results, particularly the increase of A* to C grades have continued to improve.

“The fact that two thirds of all year 13 students achieved at least one A* to B grade is a testament to the hard work of the students and the support of their teachers.”

Some 42pc of Academy entries were at A* to B grade and 65pc were at A* to C grade.

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