October 23 2014 Latest news:
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Downham Market Academy celebrated another improved set of exam results.
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.