Teen one step closer to dream after GCSE success while running his own theatre company

A 16-year-old who set up his own theatre company has taken a leap towards chasing his dream on GCSE results day.

Casey Divall opened his results at Ormiston Denes Academy this morning to find a 9, three 8s, two 7s, one 6 and two distinctions.

The teenager will now go on to study at Lowestoft Sixth Form College.

He said: “I am really happy because it wasn’t what I expected. I’ve done a lot better than I thought.

“I think the exam board were nice to us this year but that has been reflected in the grade boundaries.

“I feel like I did everything I could. Some days I was here from 8am until 6pm working, so it feels like it has paid off now.

“The school has really supported me throughout everything because I have had a difficult year, but they really got the best out of me.

“I have just opened my own theatre company and that took a lot of work looking at all of the legal things, but I am in a great place and really happy.

“I write my own shows and direct and I started doing that at school, but the best way to create my vision was to go into the outside world.”

Kia Segev also landed the grades to allow her to study Law, Psychology and Music Technology at the Jane Austen College in Norwich.

She said: “I am really happy because I was so nervous and I didn’t think they would be so high. It was really difficult because when you go in you think it is okay, but then you hear people discussing answers and you doubt yourself.

“After the break I’d forgotten which ones I was worried about, but now I can study the courses I want.”

Lowestoft Journal 22nd August 2019

Photo: Reece Hanson

Posted in Academy news on 9th September 2019.

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