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A-Level Results Day 2023: Downham Market Academy’s Athena Sixth Form College students’ success is ‘testament to all their hard work and dedication’





Students and staff at Downham Market Academy’s Athena Sixth Form College are celebrating their successes after receiving their A-Level results today.

Officials at Athena said they are “incredibly proud of their tenacity and ambition to do well”, and share their excitement as they move on to the next stage of their lives.

George Pettitt, deputy head teacher and leader of Athena, said: “We sometimes forget that these are the first set of real exams that these students will have completed as their GCSEs were disrupted by Covid.

Students receive their A-Level results at Downham Market Academy's Athena Sixth Form College
Students receive their A-Level results at Downham Market Academy's Athena Sixth Form College

“To have been this successful is testament to all their hard work and dedication.”

Among the students receiving their results today was Rebekah, whose grades included an A* in Art, and who will be studying Speech and Language Therapy at Manchester University.

Meanwhile, Lauren achieved straight A grades and will be taking up a place at Buckingham University to study Music Business.

Megan will also be going to Buckingham University, but she will be taking up a course in Costume Design after achieving an A* in Art.

Anglia Ruskin is the next stage for William, who will be studying Zoology, while both Maisie and Frankie will be heading off to the University of East Anglia on a Law course.

Jessica will also be studying Law, but she will be taking up the course at Hull.

The University of Teesside is where Taylah will be learning more about Crime Investigation, and Jack will be going to Global Academy in London to study Creative Enterprise.

As for Abbie-Jo and Jay, they will take up higher level apprenticeships with local accountancy firms.

Head teacher Mark Eastwood said: “The success that these results represent is a real team effort involving lots of staff, students and parents/carers that relied on everyone working together and for each other.

“It’s so exciting to hear everyone’s exciting plans from going to university, travelling and entering the world of work and we’d like to wish them all the best in their next steps.”



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