December 6 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, August 15, 2013
We will be updating this page with A-level results from schools and colleges across the region as they come in, with early results suggesting the proportion of students in the region achieving grades A*-C may have fallen slightly compared to last year.
Latest results will appear at the top with the rest sorted alphabetically. Click here for our comprehensive online coverage of today’s results including a map showing how all the schools and colleges have performed compared to previous years.
• ATTLEBOROUGH HIGH SCHOOL AND SIXTH FORM CENTRE
A-Level pass rate A*-C: 68pc
A-Level pass rate A*-E: 98pc
Attleborough High Headteacher, Mr Neil McShane said: “We are, as ever, immensely proud of the achievements of our students, many of whom have recorded truly outstanding grades this year. This cohort has produced very creditable results and they can feel justly proud of themselves. Students have worked in partnership with their teachers who have provided them with high quality tuition and guidance. They have also benefitted from the excellent support of their parents.
• BUNGAY HIGH
A-Level pass rate (A*-C): 72pc (64) (60)
A-Level pass rate (A*-E): 97pc (96) (97)
AS Level pass rates unavailable
“We are delighted with the way that the staff and students worked so well together given the changes that have taken place this year after school reorganisation.” Headteacher Sean O’Neill
• CITY ACADEMY NORWICH
A-Level pass rate A*-C: 60pc (30)
A-Level pass rate A*-E: 100pc (100)
AS-Level pass rates unavailable.
Percentage of pupils gaining three A-level passes: 80pc
Principal, David Brunton said: “We are delighted with the performance of our students, with a 100% pass rate in their A2 exams, most at the higher end grades. Plus, a first for the Academy, we have seen a number of our students this year achieving A and A* grades.”
• CITY COLLEGE NORWICH
A-Level pass rate A*-C: 58pc (65) (63)
A-Level pass rate A*-E: 95pc (98) (98)
AS-Level pass rate A-C: 51pc (51) (unavailable)
AS-Level pass rate A-E: 86pc (86) (unavailable)
Steve Guratsky, head of sixth form centre, said: “Congratulations to all of our students on another strong set of A Level results this year. We are extremely pleased with the numbers getting into their first choice of university and we wish all of our students the very best as they progress on from City College Norwich.”
• CITY OF NORWICH SCHOOL
A-Level pass rate A*-C: 73pc (74) (69)
A-Level pass rate A*-E: 99.2pc (98) (94.7)
AS-Level pass rates not disclosed.
Percentage of pupils gaining three A-level passes: 91pc
Headteacher Jim Nixon: “We are all thrilled with another set of excellent A-Level results including 17 students achieving straight A*/A grades and five successful Oxbridge candidates. Our students are a credit to themselves and everyone at CNS is proud of our students achievements. There have been lots of smiles in the common room today with students excited about starting their future courses and careers.”
• COLLEGE OF WEST ANGLIA
A 66.5pc pass rate for A*-C grades, a drop on the 73.5pc achieved last year.
A-Level pass rate A*-E: 98pc (98) (96.1)
AS-Level pass rate A-C: 38.4pc (43.8) (43)
AS-Level pass rate A-E: 81pc (81.9) (80)
Percentage of pupils gaining three A-level passes: 64pc
Principal, David Pomfret, said: “We are very proud of our students’ achievements. They again reflect both the hard work and dedication of our students and the high quality of teaching and learning in our college. I offer my congratulations to all our students and staff on their success.
We are also delighted with the 16 subjects that achieved a 100% pass rate, this, coupled with the two thirds of our students attaining A to C grades, means that the majority of them will get in to their first choice of university.
• DEREHAM SIXTH FORM COLLEGE
A-level pass rate A*-C: 77pc (83) (81)
A-level pass rate A*-E: 100pc (100) (99)
AS-level pass rate A-C: 56 (65) (67)
AS-level pass rate A-E: 91 (98) (93)
Percentage of pupils gaining three A-level passes: 80pc
Phyllis O’Grady, college director, said: “I am really thrilled with the A2s. there has been a slight dip from last year, but last year was an exceptionally strong year. The vast majority of students have got into their first choice universities, and that is the result of a lot of hard work by everybody. The general feeling is really positive. We are finding the universities have been quite generous in offering people their choice, even if they have just missed the grades. That seems to be the trend and we have had some astonishing examples of people who thought they were going to be disappointed, but have been given their first choice.”
• DISS HIGH SCHOOL
A-Level pass rate A*-C 78pc
A-Level pass rate A*-E 100pc
AS-Level pass rates not disclosed.
Headteacher Dr Jan Hunt said: “I am delighted with the success of our students most of whom have already had their university places confirmed.”
• DOWNHAM MARKET ACADEMY
A-Level pass rate A*-C: 65pc (65) (70)
A-Level pass rate A*-E: 95pc (96) (97)
Peter Salt, vice-principal, said: “I am delighted for all the students, they have worked so hard and they really deserve their success. I would like to wish them all the best for their next step, whether it is in education or employment.”
• EAST NORFOLK SIXTH FORM COLLEGE
A-level pass rate at grades A*-C of 70.8pc, a fall of just over 1pc point compared to 2012.
Principal Daphne King said: “We are delighted that yet again as the largest centre for A-levels in the county, our A-level and BTEC results are outstanding. We have 23 A-level subjects with a 100pc pass rate and five BTEC subjects, all of which have a 100pc pass rate.
“Our results are all the more remarkable given that we are non-selective and when our results are also measured against students’ starting points in terms of value added, we are amongst the best value added results nationally and this is a testament to our dedicated teaching staff and to the hard work of the students.”
• ELY COLLEGE
A-Level pass rate A*-C: 66pc
A-Level pass rate A*-E: 97.5pc
“I would like to congratulate all students collecting their results today. They should be very proud of their achievements.” Mark Sirot-Smith, director of Ely College Sixth Form.
• FAKENHAM COLLEGE
A-Level pass rate A*-C: 73pc (76) (73)
A-Level pass rate A*-E: 100pc (99) (99)
AS-Level pass rate A-C: 50pc (51) (52)
AS-Level pass rate A-E: 87pc (86) (84)
Percentage of pupils gaining three A-level passes: 77pc
“I am really pleased for all of our students on their individual achievements, with every student who wanted to go to university securing a place. This is something we take great pride in as an inclusive college focussed on realising the potential of each and every student who studies with us.” Matthew Parr-Burman, headteacher.
• GRESHAM’S SCHOOL, HOLT
A-Level pass rate A*-C: 89.6pc (84.6)
A-Level pass rate A*-E: 100pc (99.6)
AS-Level pass rate A-C: 71.7pc (77.1)
AS-Level pass rate A-E: 93.6pc (95.1)
Percentage of pupils with three A level passes: 96.7pc
Headmaster, Philip John, said: “I am delighted with this year’s A level results which reflected a great deal of hard work and commitment from both students and staff. In particular the 18.9pc A* grades and 75.8pc of grades at A*-B was most commendable given the reported fall in top grades nationally this year.“
• HELLESDON HIGH
A-Level pass rate A*-C: 78pc
A-Level pass rate A*-E: 99pc
AS-Level pass rate A-C: 59pc
AS-Level pass rate A-E: 90pc
Headteacher Gerard Batty said: “We are delighted. It’s an improvement on last year and I can only ask people to get better at what they are doing.
“The standard of teaching in the sixth form is improving all the time and it’s a great result of what the school has achieved in the last three of four years.”
• HETHERSETT OLD HALL SCHOOL
A-level pass rate A*-C 67pc (84pc 2012) (65pc 2011)
A-level pass rate A*-E 94pc (100pc 2012) (100pc 2011)
AS level results unavailable.
Steve Crump, headteacher, said: “Once again, the hard work of our staff with the support of parents has ensured our Year 13 students can benefit from an excellent range of higher education courses.
“We are delighted that almost a quarter of our students got at least one A*, and all the girls who applied were accepted into their first choice of university.
“Our ethos is always to work with pupils regardless of their abilities to realise their potential.”
• HEWETT SCHOOL
A-Level pass rate A*-C: 67.2pc (68.7pc) (63.0pc)
A-Level pass rate A*-E: 97.1pc (94.7pc) (93.6pc)
AS-Level pass rate A-C: 47.0pc (43.9pc) (39.7pc)
AS-Level pass rate A-E: 82.8pc (77.4pc) (79.8pc)
Rob Anthony, Senior Associate Headteacher, said: “Once again, our results have improved, beating last year’s record results. We are very pleased. Our staff and students worked very hard over the last two years and it is really gratifying to see so many successes.”
• ICENI ACADEMY
A-Level pass rate A*-C: 60pc
A-Level pass rate A*-E: 99pc
AS-Level pass rate A-C: 20pc
AS_Level pass rate A-E: 54pc
Percentage of pupils gaining three A level passes: 81pc
• KING EDWARD VII SCHOOL, KING’S LYNN
A-Level pass rate A*-C: 64pc (64) (67.1)
A-Level pass rate A*-E: 97pc (98) (96)
Principal Mike Douglass said: “To hold our own when it is more difficult for students to achieve the top grades makes this a very pleasing set of results. We are really pleased for the students.”
• KING’S SCHOOL, ELY
A-Level pass rate A*-C: 83pc
A-Level pass rate A*-E: 99pc
AS-Level pass rate A-C: 93pc
AS-Level pass rate A-E: 93pc
“We are delighted with the achievements of our young people again this year. Their hard work has reaped just reward and I congratulate them, together with the teachers who have supported them through the process.” Principal Sue Freestone.
• KING’S LYNN ACADEMY
67pc of grades at King’s Lynn Academy were at A-C level for the Upper 6th, with an overall 80pc pass rate.
Craig Morrison, Principal, said: “Many students have exceeded their targets in these exams and are now continuing on to university places. We congratulate them on their achievements and wish them well for the future. Every student who applied to university got their first or insurance place, which is great news.”
• LANGLEY SCHOOL, LODDON
A-Level pass rate (A*-C): 82pc (79) (80)
A-Level pass rate (A*-E): 99.5pc (100) (99)
AS-Level pass rates unavailable
Percentage of pupils gaining three A-Levels: 82pc
“We are delighted with the A-Level results gained this year and they are a true testament of the hard work and dedication of both students and staff. All students are now able to go onto the next stage in their education with confidence. We wish them all the very best for the future.” Headteacher Dominic Findlay
• LOWESTOFT SIXTH FORM COLLEGE
A-Level pass rate A*-C: Unavailable
A-Level pass rate A*-E: 97pc (97)
AS-Level pass rate A-C: Unavailable
AS-Level pass rate A-E: 90pc (78)
Percentage of pupils gaining three A-level passes: Unavailable
Principal Yolanda Botham: “Our results have gone up and we are very proud, we are delighted.
“I am incredibly proud of our students and the work they and the teaching staff have done throughout the year.”
• MILDENHALL COLLEGE ACADEMY
Students achieved a 97% Pass Rate with 48% gaining A*-C grades.
Principal Ms S Byles said: “This is a great set of results and the students must be congratulated on how hard they have worked. Our priority is to make sure that everyone gets a university place, apprenticeship or job offer. Well done!”
• NORWICH HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
Students are celebrating after achieving a record number of top grades at A-Level.
While the percentage of students being awarded top grades nationally has fallen, Norwich High has bucked the trend with the proportion of girls securing results at A* to B at an all-time high with 89% achieving the coveted grades. This is a 10pc increase on last year’s figure. Meanwhile, more than half of all grades obtained (57.3pc) were A* to A.
All girls who entered the exams this summer achieved three A Levels, with 97.2pc of all A Levels being graded A* to C, while 99.3pc were graded at A* to E.
Jason Morrow, Headmaster, said: “We are delighted that the hard work and talent of the girls, commitment and skill of the staff, and support of parents have been rewarded today with a fantastic set of results. The proportion of top grades is a record for the school with 9/10 of results at A* to B. “It’s particularly pleasing in the current climate of downward pressure on grades to see the percentage of A and A* grades increase by 5pc as it puts the girls in a stronger position to pursue their future plans.”
• NORWICH SCHOOL
Maintained its 97pc A*-C pass rate, and 100pc pass rate for grades A*-E.
Headmaster Steffan Griffiths, said: “With over a quarter of all grades at A* and two-thirds at A*-A, this has been another very strong examination performance and it is pleasing to see consistency of A2 success building up across the years.
“As ever, these results are possible because of the hard work done over many months by industrious pupils, dedicated staff and supportive parents. I offer thanks and congratulations to all involved and am delighted that the results have enabled so many of our leavers to take up offers at their chosen universities.”
• NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL, NORWICH
A 86pc pass rate at grades A*-C, a fall of 2pc points on last year’s 88pc, although the school maintained a 100pc pass rate at A*-E.
Headteacher Brian Conway said: “The whole Notre Dame community is really pleased with these superb results and we are proud of the achievements of our students.
“Amongst individual A-level successes we have 17 students who have achieved straight A* and A grades, and many others who have achieved the excellent results which will take them to the university of their choice, further education or employment.
“We wish them all the very best for the future and thank them for everything they have contributed to this wonderful school.”
• OPEN ACADEMY
A-Level pass rate A*-C: 43pc
A-Level pass rate A*-E: 81pc
“Building on last year’s Oxbridge success, one in four students have secured places at Russell Group universities. Moreover, all students have been able to progress in areas they want. The improvement in results reflect positive developments at OA6 and is a credit to the students and staff at the academy.” Nigel Youngman.
• ORMISTON VICTORY ACADEMY
A-Level pass rate A*-C: 80pc (80)
A-Level pass rate A*-E: 99pc (98)
Percentage of pupils gaining three A-level passes: 89pc
Rachel de Souza, Executive Principal, said: “These are our best A-level results ever with the science results outstanding. I’m particularly pleased with our A*-A increase of 6pc as nationally the figure has fallen.”
• PASTON SIXTH FORM COLLEGE
A-Level pass rate A*-C: 74pc (2013) 73pc (2012)
A-Level pass rate A*-E: 98pc (2013) 98pc (2012)
AS-Level pass rate A-C: 74pc (2013) 73pc (2012)
AS-Level pass rate A-E: 90pc (2013) 88pc (2012)
Paston Sixth Form College’s Principal, Kevin Grieve, said: “Our 2013 results are again outstanding and I am very proud of all the students’ and staff at the College.
“Paston students have once again performed better than the national averages for schools and colleges, and have exceeded their own targets based on their GCSE grades.
“The number of young people choosing to study at Paston Sixth Form College continues to grow and we are expecting a record enrolment this Autumn.
“Our results show Paston is one of the top performing Sixth Form Colleges in the country and the whole county needs to be very pleased with our student achievement this year.
“Outstanding A-Level, AS-Level and BTECH results achieved by talented students, expertly and enthusiastically taught by Paston Sixth Form College’s team of dedicated specialist teachers. Well done to all involved.”
• REEPHAM COLLEGE
A-Level pass rate A*-C: 82pc (85) (74)
A-Level pass rate A*-E: 100pc (100) (99)
AS-Level pass rate A-C: 70pc (Unavailable)
AS-Level pass rate A-E: 95pc (Unavailable)
Percentage of pupils gaining three A-level passes: 95pc
Principal, Mark Farrar, said: “Three months ago Ofsted judged our sixth form to be outstanding. Today’s A-Level results are equally impressive. Our students, who come from everywhere between Wells and Norwich, have achieved fantastic results. Almost 60pc of all grades were in the A*-B range. We are very proud of all of our students, but special mention must be made of the three students who gained 11 A* grades between them. Two of these will start their studies at Cambridge University in October and be joined by a third Reepham student who took her A-Levels 12 months ago.”
• SEWELL SIXTH FORM
The Sewell Sixth Form is celebrating a 100pc pass rate in this year’s A-Level results. 100pc of students achieved at least two A-Level qualifications, a remarkable increase from 89pc in 2012, and the percentage achieving three or more rose to 84pc.
Dr Carolyn Dunn, Director of the Sewell Sixth Form Centre said, “We are absolutely delighted with this performance which reflects the hard work of students and staff.
“Today we have celebrated with students who have gained their university places, or who are able to move onto employment, and we are particularly pleased that all students have achieved at least two A-Level qualifications.“
Principal, Mr Gavin Bellamy added, “We are a small but fast growing ambitious sixth form with a determination to ensure that students can study at the level that is appropriate for them. Our A-Level results are only part of the picture, with students also enjoying success in equivalent vocational courses and also in Level 2 courses”.
• SHERINGHAM HIGH SIXTH FORM
A 74pc pass rate for A*-C grades, a slight drop on the 77pc achieved last year.
84pc of students gained three or more A-level passes. Adam Cooke, director of sixth form, said: “We are very pleased with this year’s A-level results – the percentage of students achieving A*-A and A*-B continues to rise, with maths and science being particularly strong. This reflects the incredible hard work of students and teachers alike.”
• SIR JOHN LEMAN HIGH, BECCLES
A-Level pass rate (A*-C): 60pc (66) (61)
A-Level pass rate (A*-E): 94pc (97) (96)
AS Level pass rates unavailable
“Yet again we have seen a further improvement in our A level results with an increase in the percentage of our top A*-B grades. Furthermore there are some fantastic individual performances, of particular note is Lily Goodyer Sait who has been accepted into Oxford, reflecting the high quality of provision, diligence and commitment of our students. We wish to congratulate all our students who have done themselves credit and wish them every success for the future.” Mike Wilson, deputy headteacher
• SMITHDON HIGH SCHOOL, HUNSTANTON
A-Level pass rate A*-B: 40pc (26) (27)
A-Level pass rate A*-C: 67pc (58) (51)
A-Level pass rate A*-E: 97pc (96) (92)
Headteacher Jon Goodchild said: “The school has made rapid progress in every area during the five years. The leap in the percentage of students gaining the highest grades at A-Level is excellent news for the school, as well as the students themselves. I am delighted to record the fact that these results are a significant step forward and easily the best the school has ever achieved.”
• SPRINGWOOD HIGH SCHOOL, KING’S LYNN
A-Level pass rate A*-C increased by 10pc. The school achieved the best A-Level results in its history. 52pc of the grades achieved were *A-B with 8pc of those being *A grades and 15pc A grades. Thirty-four students achieved Norfolk County Scholar status (a minimum of ABB grades).
Headteacher, Andy Johnson said: “We are very happy and it is a testament to the hard work of students and staff. I’m very pleased that, as far as I know, every child has got into their first choice university.
There’s always room for improvement, we don’t want to get complacent. Today is a lovely day which is about individuals and their achievements.”
These results represent a real achievement for our students. We expect all of our students to gain their first choice University place. The school has worked hard to improve academic standards in the Sixth Form and we are now beginning to see the fruits of this labour.”
These results represent a significant improvement on the good results achieved last year including doubling the percentage of *A grades achieved, increasing the percentage of *A/A grades by 3pc, increasing the percentage of *A-B grades by 12pc and increasing the percentage of *A-C grades by 10pc.
• SPROWSTON HIGH
A-Level pass rate A*-C: 71.2pc
A-Level pass rate A*-E: 96pc
Andrew John, Headteacher, said: “I am delighted with the results: A*-C is 4pc above target. I am very pleased for our students and thank them for their hard work. I am really grateful to families for their support, and to teachers and other support colleagues who have helped so much.”
• ST FELIX SCHOOL, SOUTHWOLD
A-Level pass rate A*-C: 86pc (62) (80)
A-Level pass rate A*-E: 98pc (97) (95)
AS-level pass rates unavailable.
“We are really delighted with this year’s results, which continue to confirm the very high academic standards our students achieve at Saint Felix.” Headmistress Fran D’Alcorn
• THETFORD ACADEMY
A-Level pass rate A*-C: 42pc (56)
A-Level pass rate A*-E: 99pc
Cathy Spillane, Principal: “It’s very much what we were expecting with the increase in numbers. We are really proud of the students because this has been such a difficult year for the academy and they’ve just got on with it throughout.”
• THETFORD GRAMMAR SCHOOL
A 87pc pass rate at A*-C grades, compared to 90pc in both 2012 and 2011. The pass rate at A*-E was 100pc.
Headmaster Gareth Price said: “Even though there has been much talk about top grades being harder to achieve, Thetford Grammar School continued its consistent record of strong results.
“I am very proud of the group’s achievements, especially given the constant pressure that young people are under these days. As always, the students’ hard work is supported by their parents and by the commitment of their teachers.”
• THOMAS CLARKSON ACADEMY, WISBECH
At the Thomas Clarkson Academy in Wisbech students achieved their best ever A Level results.
The students achieved 55 per cent A*-C grades and a 98 per cent pass rate.
This represents a six per cent improvement on the 49 per cent who achieved A*-C grades last year, and a four per cent rise on the 94 per cent pass rate.
Principal Clare Claxton said: “The results have improved, they are the best Thomas Clarkson has ever had.
“The Sixth Form is quite new to Thomas Clarkson Academy and credit should go to the College of West Anglia, whose staff have taught alongside our staff.”
• THORPE ST ANDREW SCHOOL AND SIXTH FORM
A-Level pass rate A*-C: 63.5pc (74.3) (70)
A-Level pass rate A*-E: 98.7pc (96.8) (97.4)
Percentage gaining three A-Levels: 94.2pc (95) (94)
Principal Ian Clayton said: “Our average points per student score will again see the school as one of the highest performing Sixth Forms in Norfolk, and our BTEC results confirm our status as BTEC’s National School of the Year. These include some excellent Maths and Science results. This will have enabled the vast majority to achieve the university place or employment for which they were aiming, with significantly more students gaining university placements compared to National or Norfolk data.
“The real success is that of our students; the high achievers top grades and those for whom the school has offered opportunities other institutions would not. Together we have unlocked potential, with the majority achieving results better or at least equal to their challenging targets.
“We celebrate the success of every single student from our school.”
• WISBECH GRAMMAR
A-Level pass rate A*-B: 69pc
A-Level pass rate A*-C: 89pc (81) (90)
A-Level pass rate A*-E: 100pc (97) (99)
AS-Level pass rate A*-C: 67pc (71) (63)
AS-Level pass rate A*-E: 91pc (93) (86)
Percentage of pupils gaining three A-Level passes: 95pc
Headmaster Nicholas Hammond said: “In a year when we have been told that high grades would be harder to achieve it is fantastic to see that our upper sixth form students have performed at such a high level.
“The A* to B pass rate of 69pc means that the vast majority of our students will go on to take up places at their first choice universities and that top grades are the norm for Wisbech Grammar School students.
“These results reflect the hard work that the students have put into their studies and the excellent support that they have received from their teachers. Particular congratulations go to the students who achieved A* and A grades in three or more subjects and those who achieved A* grades in all of their subjects.”
• WYMONDHAM HIGH
A-Level pass rate A*-C: 78pc (74pc) (76pc)
A-Level pass rate A*-E: 98pc (97pc) (97pc)
AS-Level pass rate A*-C: 56pc (63pc) (55pc)
AS-Level pass rate A*-E: 88pc (91pc) (86pc)
Mr Russell Boulton, Principal, said: “This is another year of so many personal successes reflecting the hard work and dedication of our young people, staff and families. Results show yet another improvement on previous years, with almost 60% of students achieving A*-B in their chosen A Levels. We wish our students the best possible luck for their future studies and careers”