"Dragons Den" at Newmarket Academy. Last week students presented to the "Dragons" from the Newmarket Festival to bid for funds to support their...
Newmarket Academy celebrate increase in A-level results
Nick Froy, Principal at Newmarket Academy, said that the greatest success was that all students got into their university first choices.
Mr Froy added: “We are very pleased with these results and they underline our commitment to providing the very best education to the young people of Newmarket.
“It is testament to students who, as a result of their sustained hard work and support from their teachers, have secured places in some of the most prestigious universities in the UK. “These results also demonstrate the school commitment to further improvement after the “Good” Ofsted judgement in May.”
Notable successes included Ross Jarvis who is going to study oceanography at Lincoln University. While Kieran Hawkins, Lauryn Ward and Hannah Cook will all studying at Anglia Ruskin University in sociology and criminology, business and sociology respectively.
Mr Froy added: “In addition, students of sociology, history, sports studies and travel and tourism excelled.
“We were also thrilled with the outcomes of our Extended Project which we entered for the first time this year.”
Dr Tim Coulson, Chief Executive of Samuel Ward Academy Trust, of which Newmarket Academy is a part of, also congratulated the teachers and pupils on their work and success.
He added: “These results follow all the good things Ofsted reported on when the school was inspected in the summer – that relationships between pupils and staff are strong, teachers know their pupils well and, in turn, pupils trust their teachers.
“It is clear that this has led to this improvement in results. We wish the young people every success as they go onto the next stage of their lives.”