Students at schools in south Norfolk have been celebrating another record breaking set of A-level results.

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Diss High School equalled last year’s performance by achieving a 99pc pass rate at A*-E, while at Attleborough High School the percentage of A*-C passes rose from 64pc last year to 72pc this year and the percentage of A*-E grades was up from 96pc to 97pc.

Dr Jan Hunt, headteacher at Diss High School, described the results as “outstanding,” adding: “Over 90pc of our students have already had their university places confirmed.

“We are thrilled with these results and congratulate staff and students for all their hard work.”

A number of pupils at the school achieved A* and A, including Holly Fleming with five A* or A grades, Daniel Freeman with four A* or A grades and Suzie Cooper with three A* or A grades.

James Baillie, 18, from South Lopham was another of the school’s star pupils, gaining five A* or A grades, including A*s in physics, general studies, maths and further maths and an A in history, which he will be going on to study at Pembroke College, Cambridge. He also achieved an A* for his extended project.

He said: “I think they were probably slightly higher than what I was expecting in some subjects, but it is the range of grades that I was hoping for.”

He is aiming for a possible career in politics or the civil service.

Harindi Loku Waduge, 18, who now lives in Warwick after moving from Diss with her family, gained three As, including biology and maths and an A* in her extended project.

She will now be going to Warwick University to to study biomedical science and hopes to work in medicine when she leaves university.

She said: “These results are better than what I was expecting so I am really happy and relieved.”

Megan Frost, 18, who lives in Louies Lane, Diss, gained an A* in geography and As in maths and chemistry and is now planning to study geography at Nottingham University.

She said: “I was not expecting the A* so I am really pleased with these results.”

David Bartram, deputy headteacher at Attleborough High School, said 17 of the school’s students had been awarded Norfolk Scholar certificates by the county council for exceptional A-level results and praised Bethany Wilkinson and Dominic Hazell as the school’s top performing female and male students.

He added: “These results reflect the dedication and professionalism of all our staff and the commitment shown by the students and their supportive parents.”

Students at Hartismere School in Eye also achieved good grades.

Raymond Lai achieved three A* grades and will study maths, operational research, statistics and economics at Warwick University, while Erica Stanway will study medicine at Leicester University.

Sarah Gray, the school’s sixth form director, said: “Hartismere is enormously proud of the achievements of our year 13 and year 12 students and students’ excellent grades reflect their outstanding hard work and enthusiasm.”

ATTLEBOROUGH HIGH SCHOOL

A-level pass rate A*-C: 72pc (64) (56)

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

A-level pass rate A*-E: 97pc (96) (94)

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

“These results reflect the dedication and professionalism of all our staff and the commitment shown by the students and their supportive parents,” David Bartram, deputy headteacher

DISS HIGH SCHOOL

A-level pass rate A*-C: unavailable (unavailable) (82)

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

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

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

“Over 90pc of our students have already had their university places confirmed. We are thrilled with these results and congratulate staff and students for all their hard work,” Dr Jan Hunt, headteacher

1 comment

  • Well done pupils and teachers. How long before the Council takes credit for your achievements?

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    alecto

    Thursday, August 16, 2012

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