High hopes for Saxmundham Free School students’ ambitious career plans

Pupils Edward Paulley Faye Hickey-Martin and Mark Spicer at Saxmundham celebrate their GCSE results

Pupils Edward Paulley Faye Hickey-Martin and Mark Spicer at Saxmundham celebrate their GCSE results today. Picture: WARREN PAGE, SECKFORD FOUNDATION FREE SCHOOLS - Credit: Archant

Saxmundham Free School’s “high-flying” students are hoping their good grades will set them on the right path for future careers.

Faye Hickey-Martin, 16, hopes her grade 7s in English and maths, together with two A*s and five As, will help her hobby of flying micro-planes develop into a career as a pilot. She is going to Colchester Royal Grammar School to study maths, physics, French and geography.

Mark Spicer, 16, also hopes to have improved his career chances, having secured a grade 8 in English and maths, as well as two A*s and three As.

“I’m really pleased with my results and I’m looking forward to going to One sixth form college next month,” he added. “Eventually I want to work as a banker in either London or New York.”

Edward Paulley was pleased with his grade 8 in maths and grade 6 in English, as well as 2A*s and four As. He will be studying history, economics and politics at Thomas Mills High School.

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