University success across the board at academy

Castle Manor Academy students celebrate ANL-140814-152103001
Castle Manor Academy students celebrate ANL-140814-152103001

Results day was a happy occasion for A level students at Haverhill’s Castle Manor Academy, with all of the students who applied for university places getting the results they needed.

Students picking up their exam results on Thursday (August 14) exceeded the already high expectations of their teachers with their superb achievements.

“I’m absolutely chuffed,” said student, Daniel Killingback, 18. “It’s a brilliant result, I’m over the moon.

“I’ve got the results I need to get into my top three choices of university. I’m looking to do either a marketing degree or a marketing apprenticeship.

“I’ve known that I want to work in the field of marketing for about a year and a half.”

Daniel achieved an A in finance, two distinction stars (the equivalent of an A level A* grade) in ICT and business studies and a C in English literature.

Matthew Gibson, Head of School at Castle Manor Academy, was on hand to congratulate students.

“We’re really pleased,” he said. “We set really as[irational targets and we exceeded them. All the students who made university applications got in, which is unusual.

“I think the success comes from the range of subjects we teach. We offer vocational courses like photography and game design, so there’s something to help everyone develop.”

To read the full story, read the Haverhill Echo on Thursday, August 21.