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A-Level Results Day 2019: Downham Market Academy sixth form


By Eve Tawfick


Students at Downham Market Academy’s sixth form have achieved the centre’s “best ever” A-Level results.

Head of sixth form Clare Hargraves said more than two in five students had achieved high grades.

She said: “They’ve done well this year, they’re the best ever results with over 40 per cent of students achieving a top grade. They have all worked exceptionally hard and they should be really proud of their results.”

A-Level Results Day 2019, Downham Market Academy Sixth Form - head of sixth form Clare Hargraves (15286158)
A-Level Results Day 2019, Downham Market Academy Sixth Form - head of sixth form Clare Hargraves (15286158)

One student who was celebrating after receiving his grades yesterday was Tom Hartwell, who got two As in Physics and Maths, and a B in Chemistry.

He is “very excited” to begin his Masters in Theoretical Physics at Leeds University.

Tom said: “I probably overworked myself, my last exam was the hardest and I had eight to 10 revision days.

A-Level Results Day 2019, Downham Market Academy Sixth Form - Tom Hartwell (15286133)
A-Level Results Day 2019, Downham Market Academy Sixth Form - Tom Hartwell (15286133)

“I was shattered but the hard work paid off – my mum is a crier so I left her at home.”

It was a case of triple A for Dannielle Chivers who achieved the grade in Biology, Sociology and Geography. She will be studying Geography and Natural Hazards at Coventry University.

A-Level Results Day 2019, Downham Market Academy Sixth Form - Dannielle Chivers (15286205)
A-Level Results Day 2019, Downham Market Academy Sixth Form - Dannielle Chivers (15286205)

“I did a lot of studying – probably too much studying. It’s important to balance it with your life,” Danielle added.

Kamile Jekucionyte will be studying Forensic Psychology at the University of Lincoln after receiving her A-Level results yesterday.

A-Level Results Day 2019, Downham Market Academy Sixth Form - Kamile Jekucionyte (15286165)
A-Level Results Day 2019, Downham Market Academy Sixth Form - Kamile Jekucionyte (15286165)

She got an A and two Bs in Psychology, Sociology and Business Studies.

“If I’m being honest I didn’t do enough studying but I’m still pleased with my results, I got what I needed,” Kamile said. “I thought I wasn’t nervous until I got here and my legs started to feel wobbly.”

Ellie Briggs Walsh will also be studying at the University of Lincoln – her course will be in Health and Social Care after getting distinctions in the A-Level subject and for her extended project.

A-Level Results Day 2019, Downham Market Academy Sixth Form(15286209)
A-Level Results Day 2019, Downham Market Academy Sixth Form(15286209)
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