Newmarket Academy students celebrate

Jemima Gedny with her results

Jemima Gedny with her results

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Students at Newmarket Academy achieved the grades they needed to go on to their first choice university after A Level and equivalent exam results were revealed today.

The Exning Road academy’s high fliers included 18-year-old Jemima Gedny who achieved a double distinction in her BTec sports studies, a qualification equivalent to an A level, and a distinction in travel and tourism. Jemima from Newmarket is now off to Southampton Solent University to study physical education. She hopes to become a PE teacher.

Ryan Sharp, 18, from Newmarket is hoping to go to Nottingham Trent University to study psychology after achieving a C grade in his A level and a B in sociology. In his BTec studies he got a distinction* in travel and tourism and a distinction in business.

Other successes were Daniel Dent (Double Distinction in sports studies and distinction in travel and tourism); Shay Boland (Distinction* sports studies, A level psychology C, biology C and extended project B) and Ryan Middleton (Double distinction in sports studies and distinction in travel and tourism).

Principal Nick Froy said: “We are very please once again with these results. The qualifications will allow all of our students to fulfil their dreams and take up university places across the country. The success is evidence of the power of teamwork between the students and the staff who together have worked incredibly hard over the last two years to make these results possible. It also demonstrates the ambition of the academy to achieve the highest grades possible.”

A career on the stage could be beckoning for 18-year-old Alex Armstong from Exning who is hoping to study performing arts at Anglia Ruskin University