A LEVEL RESULTS: Castle Manor Academy soars past the 93 per cent mark

Some happy students at Castle Manor Academy on A Level results day. Picture: Jason Andre ANL-160818-110305001
Some happy students at Castle Manor Academy on A Level results day. Picture: Jason Andre ANL-160818-110305001

Castle Manor Academy’s Sixth Form students are celebrating today as they collect an excellent set of A-level results.

Overall the average grade is equivalent to grade C- and results come from a wide variety of courses, both academic and vocational.

Castle Manor Academy student Cameron Jobson is delighted with his A Level results. Picture: Jason Andre ANL-160818-105905001

Castle Manor Academy student Cameron Jobson is delighted with his A Level results. Picture: Jason Andre ANL-160818-105905001

This year’s results show that 93 per cent of courses were passed at grades A*-E (up by one per cent from 2015) with 78 per cent of these at grades A*-C, an increase of two per cent on last year.

These results will set students up well for their future at university or in the workplace.

Students will be heading off to universities up and down the country to study a wide variety of courses.

These courses include Criminology, Psychology, Sports, Counselling, Nursing and Computer Gaming Technology. Other students will be taking their first steps on the career ladder or seeking further training via specialist apprenticeships.

Vanessa Whitcombe, headteacher, said “We are all proud of our students and their achievements.

“We would all like to wish our students the very best for their future, whether that is at University, in further study or in the world of work and we know they will go on to achieve great things.

“The last cohort of Sixth Form students are now beginning their final year of study and we are sure that these students will make us

equally proud.”

Page Basset is off to Anglia Ruskin University to study Criminal and Abnormal Psychology after she achieved grades B in A-level Sociology, B in A-level Psychology and a Distinction in BTEC ICT (Grade A equivalent).

She said: “I’m very pleased with my results. I wasn’t really expecting such good results, although I have worked hard so I shouldn’t be surprised.

“I’m waiting for the good news to settle in.”

Another very happy students was Cameron Jobson, who got Distinction* grades in BTEC Game Development and BTEC ICT (both equivalent to A* grades) along with a Distinction in BTEC Sport.

He said “I am really happy with my results. I’m proud of the achievements I’ve made. I feel like I really focused for the last two years and now that has paid off.

“I am planning to go into an IT apprenticeship and have three companies lied up at the moment in Haverhill and Cambridge. I’m very excited about what the future holds and am looking forward to a new challenge.”

Also among the outstanding students at the school was Georgia Gibson, who achieved a triple Distinction in BTEC Sport (equivalent to three A grades) and C in A-level Photography.

Georgia will be heading to Bedford to study Sport and Physical Education.

Chloe Dollin also stood out, achieving a Distinction* in BTEC Health & Social Care, Distinction* in BTEC Hospitality (both equivalent to A* grades) and Distinction in BTEC ICT (Equivalent to A grade).