Students in Norwich are celebrating today as they collect their A-level results.

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Many will now be frantically checking to see if their university places have been confirmed and if all their hard work has paid off.

In Norwich, headteachers and principals have been revealing their school’s achievements, with many posting improvements once again on previous year’s results.

Nationally, about 335,000 students will be receiving their A-level results today.

But despite an overall drop in the number of pupils applying for university this year, thought to be partly due to increased tuition fee, teenagers are still likely to face a scramble for places.

Initial figures from Ucas show almost a 7pc drop in the number of students who have already had their places confirmed.

Universities now face caps on the number of students they can admit but are able to take on an unlimited number of learners who have gained at least AAB in their exams.

It means students gaining those higher grades will find themselves with even more options but those with lower grades who fail to meet a university’s offer could find it difficult to secure a place through clearing.

•Find out how your school or college got on below. The numbers in brackets show the results from the two previous years. The results will be updated throughout the day.

•CITY ACADEMY NORWICH (FORMERLY EARLHAM HIGH)

A-level pass rate A* - C: 30pc

AS-level pass rate A* - C: 65pc

A-level pass rate A* - E: 100pc

AS-level pass rate A* - E: 100pc

Percentage of students gaining three A-level passes: 75pc

Principal David Brunton said: “We are delighted with our best-ever A-level results with a number of our students gaining an A*. There is a huge improvement in our AS results which shows our sixth form strategy is having a very positive impact.”

•CITY COLLEGE NORWICH

A-level pass rate A*-C: 65pc (63) (62)

AS-level pass rate A-C: 51pc (unavailable) (unavailable)

A-level pass rate A*-E: 98pc (98) (97)

AS-level pass rate A-E: 86pc (unavailable) (unavailable)

Percentage of pupils gaining three A-level passes: unavailable

Steve Guratsky, head of sixth form centre, said: “We are very happy. The results are always good, but this year’s have been the best we have ever had. It gets better every year, and that’s very good news. It represents two years of very hard work by all the students and teachers. What is particularly good is that we have had a real mixture of students and they have done well across the board.”

•CITY OF NORWICH SCHOOL

A-level pass rate A* - C: 74pc (69) (77.9)

AS-level pass rate A* - C: unavailable (unavailable) (unavailable)

A-level pass rate A* - E: 100pc (99) (97.6)

AS-level pass rate A* - E: Unavailable (unavailable) (unavailable)

Percentage of students gaining three A-level passes: 99pc

Headteacher Jim Nixon said: “This is a fantastic set of results and we are really proud of all our students, including our high performing students who have achieved exceptionally well. These results reflect the hard work of students and dedicated staff alike. We are particularly pleased that so many of our students will be securing their chosen university places.”

•HELLESDON TAVERHAM SIXTH FORM

A-level pass rate A* - C: 74pc (77) (unavailable)

AS-level pass rate A* - C: 52pc (54) (unavailable)

A-level pass rate A* - E: 100pc (99) (unavailable)

AS-level pass rate A* - E: 82pc (unavailable) (unavailable)

Percentage of students gaining three A-level passes: 98pc

Headteachers Gerry Batty and Ron Munson said: “Our average points score was 777 and the average points score per entry was 217. We’re very pleased. It’s a tiny bit down on last year, but with all the stuff we have heard on the news, we’re not surprised. It’s a much bigger cohort than last year with 104 students. They have really, really worked hard. It shows the continuing improving trend for the Hellesdon Taverham sixth form is going very well thanks to the hard work of the staff and students.”

•NORWICH HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

A-level pass rate A* - C: 92pc (93) (91)

AS-level pass rate A* - C: unavailable (unavailable) (unavailable)

A-level pass rate A* - E: 100pc (99.3) (100)

AS-level pass rate A* - E: unavailable (unavailable) (unavailable)

Percentage of students gaining three A-level passes: 97pc

Headmaster Jason Morrow said: “We congratulate the girls on another excellent set of results which reflect their talent, hard work and determination. The proportion of A* grades has increased to 22pc and we are particularly proud of the consistency of attainment as once again 80pc of results are at grades A* to B and there is a 100pc pass rate. There have also been some stunning individual performances with five students achieving 24 A levels and 5 AS Levels between them, 22 of the 24 A Levels at the top grade of A*.”

•NORWICH SCHOOL

A-level pass rate A* - C: 98pc (97.2) (96)

AS-level pass rate A* - C: unavailable (unavailable) (unavailable)

A-level pass rate A* - E: 100pc (100) (100)

AS-level pass rate A* - E: Unavailable (unavailable) (unavailable)

Percentage of students gaining three A-level passes: 99pc

Headmaster Steffan Griffiths said: “We are all delighted by these record results - 30pc of all grades at A*, 70pc at A*-A and 90pc at A*-B, mean that there are large numbers of Norwich School pupils able to pursue their chosen course at their preferred university.

“Such results are possible because of hard work over many months by the pupils and their teachers, supplemented by the support of parents; I congratulate them all.”

•NOTRE DAME HIGH

A-level pass rate A* - C: 88pc (86) (unavailable)

AS-level pass rate A* - C: Unavailable (65) (unavailable)

A-level pass rate A* - E: 100pc (100) (unavailable)

AS-level pass rate A* - E: Unavailable (91) (unavailable)

Percentage of students gaining three A-level passes: 91pc

Headteacher Brian Conway said: “These are superb results from a wonderful group of Notre Dame students and we congratulate them on their tremendous success, including the 17 students who achieved straight A* and A grades in at least three A-levels. These excellent A-level results follow the superb International Baccalaureate results already achieved, and reflect the hard work of these year-13 students and the support and dedication of their parents and Notre Dame staff. We are delighted for them and wish them the very best for the future, whether at University or in a career.”

•ORMISTON VICTORY ACADEMY, COSTESSEY (FORMERLY COSTESSEY HIGH)

A-level pass rate A* - C: 83pc (80) (63)

AS-level pass rate A* - C: 60pc (unavailable) (unavailable)

A-level pass rate A* - E: 100pc (99) (97)

AS-level pass rate A* - E: 95pc (unavailable) (unavailable)

Percentage of students gaining three A-level passes: 90pc

Principal Rachel de Souza said: “We’re thrilled that our A-levels A*-C have reached 83pc, a massive jump from 63pc in the predecessor school. We are rapidly building one of the best sixth-forms in the county.”

•THE HEWETT SCHOOL, NORWICH

A-level pass rate A* - C: 69pc (63) (unavailable)

AS-level pass rate A* - C: unavailable (unavailable) (unavailable)

A-level pass rate A* - E: 94.7pc (unavailable) (unavailable)

AS-level pass rate A* - E: Unavailable (unavailable) (unavailable)

Percentage of students gaining three A-level passes: 60.6pc

Rob Anthony, associate headteacher, said: “These are the best set of results we have had in the last three years – virtually all the figures are up no matter which way we look at it. It’s a testament to the hard work of both the students and staff. What’s really pleasing is the number of students who are smiling today because they have got what they need, whether it’s four A*s or CCD. They have got what they need and they are making the progression. It’s important to recognise there is a wide range of children taking A-levels.”

•THE KETT SIXTH FORM COLLEGE (Open Academy, Sewell Park College and Sprowston High)

A-level pass rate A* - C: 64.1pc

AS-level pass rate A* - C: 38pc

A-level pass rate A* - E: 96pc

AS-level pass rate A* - E: 71pc

Percentage of students gaining three A-level passes: 62pc

Director Carolyn Dunn said: “We are extremely pleased with the results which show an increase in the number of students achieving A*-C and A*-B grades. Overall the A*-E pass rate has remained constant.

“This reflects the hard work and determination of the students and the staff and parents who have supported them. We are delighted with 12 A* grades including five in mathematics. In addition to the 10 students gaining two or more A/A* grades, it has been a real pleasure to see those students wanting to go to university gaining their places. Congratulations to all.”

•THORPE ST ANDREW HIGH

A-level pass rate A* - C: 74.3pc (70) (69)

AS-level pass rate A* - C: unavailable (unavailable) (unavailable)

A-level pass rate A* - E: 97pc (97.5) (98)

AS-level pass rate A* - E: Unavailable (unavailable) (unavailable)

Percentage of students gaining three A-level passes: 95pc

Principal Ian Clayton said: “We have over 160 success stories from our students. Initial indications are that individuals have achieved what they require, be that for university or employment. Today, their success is what matters. As a school we maintain a more open-access sixth form. It is exciting to see students at the highest academic ability achieve success. It is also important to celebrate so many who achieve good mid range grades having performed significantly above their individual subject targets. Our congratulations to them all.”

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  • Best wishes and good luck to all those students collecting their results today. I've seen how hard they work to achieve these grades.

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    Paul Cunningham

    Thursday, August 16, 2012

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