East Norfolk GCSE results: celebrations as students achieve top marks

Students from Flegg High School receiving their GCSE results.Picture: James Bass

Students from Flegg High School receiving their GCSE results.Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2015

Schools across the borough were celebrating as GCSE results showed a positive hike across the east coast.

Students from Great Yarmouth High School receiving their GCSE results.Picture: James Bass

Students from Great Yarmouth High School receiving their GCSE results.Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2015

Figures showed improvements at Great Yarmouth High School, Caister High School, Lynn Grove Academy and Ormiston Venture in Gorleston.

At Cliff Park Ormiston Academy the number of pupils achieving five A*-C grades, including English and maths, remained the same at 55pc while Flegg High School in Martham and Acle Academy saw a dip in their headline figures.

Simon Fox, principal at Flegg, said the drop was 'disappointing' but students had made great progress during their time at the school.

'There are some great individual successes and lots of kids who will be going off to do the courses they want to do,' he added. 'They have been a fantastic year group.'

Among the star pupils at Flegg was Ben Blayley who marked his 16th birthday on Tuesday.

He was delighted with his results after scooping five Bs and three Cs. He said: 'The results were much more than I was hoping for.'

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Ben is now going to East Norfolk to study maths, economics, business and financial studies.

At Acle Academy the number of students getting five A* - C grades, including English and maths, dipped from 50pc to 48pc.

Maxine Blocksidge, acting headteacher, said there had been 'outstanding results' for some individuals and every student leaving the school was going on to work, an apprenticeship or college.

Mia Douthwaite, head girl for the 2014/15 year, was overjoyed with her results after securing an A*, seven As and three Bs, and will now be going to East Norfolk Sixth Form to study psychology, English literature, French and acting.

The 16-year-old, from South Burlingham, said: 'I got an A* in French and an A in maths, which what I tried really hard for. The exam was horrific, I came out thinking I was never going to get an A.'

There were happy scenes at Great Yarmouth High School, which hit the headlines in May after headteacher Wendy Missons left her post amid an investigation into the secondary school's finances.

Jim McAtear, from Hartismere School in Eye in Suffolk, was quickly put in place and said he was 'impressed' by the attitude of staff and students.

There was also cheers at Lynn grove where the number of students achieving five A*-C grades, including English and maths, rose from 46pc to 50pc and the number of students achieving five A*-C grades went up from 51pc to 65pc.

Principal Alison Mobbs: 'We are very pleased with this set of results. The year 11 pupils have worked hard, supported each other and made excellent progress.

'We have seen stunning improvement in a number of subjects, the result the energy and commitment from an excellent team of teachers.'

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