A-level results round-up

A summary of the a-level results around Norfolk and Suffolk.

BENJAMIN BRITTEN HIGH SCHOOL, LOWESTOFT

A-level pass rate A-C: 72pc (53pc last year)

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

A-level pass rate A-E: 95pc (93pc)

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

“The school is extremely pleased that the hard work from both students and teachers has seen us improve significantly and we look set to do it again next year.” - assistant headteacher Aaron Wright.

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BUNGAY HIGH SCHOOL

A-level pass rate A-C: 59pc (63pc)

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

A-level pass rate A-E: 95pc (94pc)

AS-level pass rate A-E: unavailable (81pc)

“Another impressive year's results at Bungay High School, testament to the hard work of the students and their teachers.” - headteacher Sean O'Neill.

CITY OF NORWICH SCHOOL

A-level pass rate A-C: 78pc (73pc)

AS-level pass rate A-C: unavailable (44pc)

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

AS-level pass rate A-E: unavailable (79pc)

“We are delighted to have received a very pleasing set of A-level results today. Over 166 Year 13 students completed A-level courses and through determined hard work and with the dedicated support of their teachers have achieved excellent results. Our average point score for each exam entry was 215. There were more passes at A and B grades (26pc for each) than at any other grade and the overall pass rate was over 97pc. Many students exceeded their expected grades as a result of the close monitoring and target setting that is a feature of sixth form work here. Congratulations to all CNS students who received their results. Best wishes for the next stage of your career.” - headteacher Gordon Boyd.

COLLEGE OF WEST ANGLIA, KING'S LYNN

A-Level pass rate A-C: 51.7pc (61.3pc)

AS-level pass rate A-C: 46.2pc (45pc)

A-Level pass rate A-E: 92.9pc (97.3pc)

AS-level pass rate A-E: 83pc (83pc)

“We are proud of our students' achievements. We are pleased with the high number of subjects achieving 100pc pass rate and particularly pleased that over half of our A-level students achieved higher A to C grades, as this means more students will be accepted into their first choice of college or university as well as having better job opportunities.” - head of faculty for humanities and science, Richard Bradley.

COSTESSEY HIGH SCHOOL

A-level pass rate A-C: 59.7pc (unavailable)

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

A-level pass rate A-E: 88.9pc (unavailable)

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

School staff unavailable for comment.

COUNTY UPPER SCHOOL, BURY ST EDMUNDS

A-level pass rate A-C: 75pc (71pc)

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

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

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

“I am delighted that the hard work of students and staff alike had produced the best results in the school's history with students of all abilities gaining excellent grades and places on the university courses of their choice. There were a lot of very happy faces here this morning.” - headteacher Vicky Neale.

CULFORD SCHOOL, BURY ST EDMUNDS

A-level pass rate A-C: 80pc (90pc)

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

A-level pass rate A-E: 96.4pc (98.3pc)

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

“These are a very good set of results that are testament to the hard work of both pupils and teachers.” - headmaster Julian Johnson-Munday.

DENES HIGH SCHOOL, LOWESTOFT

A-level pass rate A-C: 61pc (50pc)

AS-level pass rate A-C: 36pc (46pc)

A-level pass rate A-E: 95pc (90pc)

AS-level pass rate A-E: 72pc (78pc)

“We are pleased especially with the A2 results and it looks like our students will all get into their first and second place universities.” - headteacher Mick Lincoln.

DEREHAM SIXTH FORM CENTRE

A-level pass rate A-C: 76pc (81pc)

AS-level pass rate A-C: 64pc (57pc)

A-level pass rate A-E: 97pc (92 pc)

AS-level pass rate A-E: 99pc (99pc)

“The students have worked extremely hard to get very good results this year.” - deputy director Phyllis O'Grady.

DISS HIGH SCHOOL

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

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

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

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

“As a specialist humanities college, with English as our lead subject, we were thrilled to see 14 students collecting the top A grade this year - a record for the school. I do hope that the politicians pipe down this summer with their endless debate about whether standards are falling.” - headteacher Stuart Ballantyne.

DOWNHAM MARKET HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE

A-level pass rate A-C: 70pc (65pc)

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

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

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

“We are delighted with our results, which reflect the hard work of the students. More students gained higher grades. My thanks go to the staff and parents for their crucial support to our young people.” - headteacher Ian Bloom.

EAST NORFOLK SIXTH FORM COLLEGE

A-level pass rate A-C: 70pc (68pc)

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

A-level pass rate A-E: 98.4pc (97.5pc)

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

“The 98.4pc pass rate was a new college record and the average A-level points score for students also reached a new high of 337 university points, putting the college in the top 20 of all colleges in the whole country for the seventh successive year. It is important to be able to see the college's success in the light of its commitment to social inclusion and its open-access policy for entry to its courses. We are the most deprived area in Norfolk and yet we had over 360 A-level students this year, the largest in the county and a figure to which only City College in Norwich comes anywhere near.” - principal Laurie Poulson.

FAKENHAM COLLEGE

A-level pass rate A-C: 67pc (66.7pc)

AS-level pass rate A-C: 47.4pc (55.5pc)

A-level pass rate A-E: 96pc (97.5pc)

AS-level pass rate A-E: 86.3pc (88.2pc)

“These are pleasing results for our college. We are particularly pleased about the increased proportion of students who managed to get A to C grades. Grades of A and B have been improved by 3pc.” - college director John McCourt.

GRESHAM'S SCHOOL, HOLT

A-level pass rate A-C: 89pc (90pc)

AS-level pass rate A-C: 80pc (79pc)

A-level pass rate A-E: 99.4pc (100pc)

AS-level pass rate A-E: 95pc (98pc)

“We are very pleased with results which were better than predicted for the cohort, and particularly that about a quarter of them got three As.” - headmaster Antony Clark.

HELLESDON HIGH SCHOOL, NORWICH

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

AS-level pass rate A-C: 70pc (54pc)

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

AS-level pass rate A-E: unavailable (83pc)

“Some youngsters have got absolutely outstanding results. Emma Nash has got straight As and is going to Cambridge to study mathematics. It's a rarity in maths-based subjects at Hellesdon to see someone go on to Cambridge. I'm delighted that those who've worked hard have got the results that they deserve.” - headteacher Bill Gould.

HETHERSETT OLD HALL SCHOOL

A-level pass rate A-C: 50pc (62pc)

AS-level pass rate A-C: 52pc (38pc)

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

AS-level pass rate A-E: 84pc (87pc)

“We are extremely pleased because all of the girls have got their first choice of university and, based on their GCSE results, they've got a grade higher. We congratulate them all.” - admissions and marketing manager Jason Harrison.

THE HEWETT SCHOOL, NORWICH

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

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

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

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

“In all the results we've seen, our average point score has increased for the 4th year running. The students are getting better grades in their subjects. We are really pleased. Twenty-four have got at least ABB or the equivalent, which makes them Norfolk scholars. Eight have got straight As. We are really chuffed with the results.” - head of sixth form Sarah Cassell.

THE KETT SIXTH FORM CENTRE, NORWICH (COMPRISING BLYTH-JEX, HEARTSEASE AND SPROWSTON HIGH SCHOOLS)

A-level pass rate A-C: 58pc (56pc)

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

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

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

“We've beaten our target for points score and are up on last year on A-Cs. The mood is good. Everything's gone up from last year, which is down to the hard work of the staff and the students.” - managing headteacher Lindsay Knight.

KING EDWARD VII SCHOOL, KING'S LYNN

A-level pass rate A-C: 78pc (70pc)

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

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

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

“This was an excellent set of results overall. The per cent passes at grades A and B was over 53pc and was 6pc up on last year. Our percentage passes at A-C were some 8pc up on last year. We achieved a fantastic result of 27 Norfolk scholars, that is students who have scored two As or an A and 2 Bs at A-level. There were some outstanding individual performances from a wide number of students.” - headteacher Michael Douglass.

KIRKLEY HIGH SCHOOL, LOWESTOFT

A-level pass rate A-C: 58pc (51pc)

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

A-level pass rate A-E: 94pc (95pc)

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

“We are pleased with the results. They are on target and in line with the improving trend at the school.” - headteacher John Clinton.

LANGLEY SCHOOL, LODDON

A-level pass rate A-C: 78pc (73pc)

AS-level pass rate A-C: unavailable (53pc)

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

AS-level pass rate A-E: unavailable (85pc)

“Once again, the school has achieved an excellent set of A-level results. These results are a credit to the students and staff at the school, whose hard work and dedication is reflected in this level of success.” - acting headteacher Michael Rayner.

LOWESTOFT COLLEGE

All figures unavailable

“We're purely a vocational college. We work closely with the consortium that delivers A-levels, but we don't compete, as we only have a very minimal number of students taking them.” - assistant principal Ron Stainsby.

METHWOLD HIGH SCHOOL

A-level pass rate A-C: 50pc (46pc)

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

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

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

“We are really pleased. We are up on last year and the students have worked really hard for this, with 60pc set to go to university. We are expecting even better results next year.” - deputy headteacher Alison Tilbrook.

MILDENHALL COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY

A-level pass rate A-C: 52pc (50pc)

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

A-level pass rate A-E: 95pc (96pc)

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

“The results are almost identical to last year, which was our second best set of results, so we are very pleased for our 63 candidates, the majority of whom got their first choice university.” - headteacher Terry Lewis.

NEALE-WADE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, MARCH

A-level pass rate A-C: 58pc (62pc)

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

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

AS-level pass rate A-E: unavailable (85pc)

“I am thrilled with these results, in particular the continued success rate from previous years, which clearly shows students' hard work and commitment to their studies,” - head of post-16 students Roz Hawkes.

NORWICH CITY COLLEGE

A-level pass rate A-C: 58pc (57pc)

AS-level pass rate A-C: 46pc (45pc)

A-level pass rate A-E: 94pc (90pc)

AS-level pass rate A-E: 82pc (79pc)

“This is another fantastic achievement by our students. To beat even last year's incredibly successful pass rate and now reach 94pc is a fantastic tribute to our students and their teachers. A-levels are a really tough test of our young people's ability and the hard work they have to put in to achieve these grades is extraordinary. I congratulate them on their achievement and wish them every success for the future. I hope everyone today is willing to join in celebrating our students' achievements and does not use them to score political points about the pros and cons of different types of exams - those discussions should wait for another day and not be allowed to spoil the success of our young people.” - principal Dick Palmer.

NORWICH HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS

A-level pass rate A-C: 93.7pc (87pc)

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

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

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

“These are record results for the school and we are delighted with the 56pc at grade A, the success of all our Oxbridge candidates, as well as our many medical school entries, successes at art college and strong results in science, geography, modern languages and mathematics. Well done to all the teachers and students. I am really proud.” - headmistress Valerie Bidwell.

NORWICH SCHOOL

A-level pass rate A-C: 97.2pc (94.3pc)

AS-level pass rate A-C: 90pc (90.5pc)

A-level pass rate A-E: 100pc (99.7pc)

AS-level pass rate A-E: 99.5pc (99.2pc)

“Sixty-six per cent of all our A-levels were at grade A and 89pc at A or B. It's an outstanding year with lots of places secured at the best universities. It's a combination of bright boys and girls working hard and being taught well. It's a real team effort.” - headmaster Jim Hawkins.

NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL, NORWICH

No results released

“As in previous years, Notre Dame High School is not declaring its examination results to the press on the day on which they are announced. The data at this stage is inaccurate and we are often very surprised at the differences between the figures released in August and the official figures released in November. We are aware that there are many teachers who do outstanding work in schools which, for a variety of reasons, do not do well in school league tables. We would not wish to contribute to anything which might undermine their efforts or cause them to feel in any way demoralised.” - headteacher John Pinnington.

PASTON COLLEGE, NORTH WALSHAM

A-level pass rate A-C: 70pc (66pc)

AS-level pass rate A-C: unavailable (53pc)

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

AS-level pass rate A-E: unavailable (88pc)

“These are outstanding results - perhaps something we come to expect from students at North Norfolk's sixth form college. Universities across England will be receiving an excellent intake of North Norfolk young people this autumn. I am proud of the hard work and achievement of my students and staff.” - Peter Mayne, principal.

ST BENEDICTS UPPER SCHOOL, BURY ST EDMUNDS

A-level pass rate A-C: 83.5pc (73pc)

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

A-level pass rate A-E: 99.7pc (99pc)

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

“The results are absolutely superb - our best ever - which I think is a combination of gifted pupils and the co-operation and hard work of students and staff who work together on the same side.” - headteacher Paul Rossi.

ST FELIX SCHOOL, SOUTHWOLD

A-level pass rate A-C: 98pc (77pc)

AS-level pass rate A-C: 72pc (25pc)

A-level pass rate A-E: 100pc (98pc)

AS-level pass rate A-E: 88pc (100pc)

“These are our record A-level results. Our A-B grades have jumped significantly from 41pc last year to 71pc this year, and it is down to the hard work and dedication of the pupils and the staff.” - headteacher David Ward.

SHERINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL AND SIXTH FORM

A-level pass rate A-C: 84pc (unavailable)

AS-level pass rate A-C: 55pc (unavailable)

A-level pass rate A-E: 98pc (unavailable)

AS-level pass rate A-E: 90pc (unavailable)

“We are delighted that one in four of our students achieved Norfolk county scholar standard and with the A-level 98pc pass rate. What was particularly pleasing was the number of A and B grades achieved by 48pc of students right across a wide range of subjects. Our students did themselves proud and the parents deserve a pat on the back too for all their support.” - sixth form director Frances Beadle.

SIR JOHN LEMAN HIGH SCHOOL, BECCLES

A-level pass rate A-C: 60pc (64pc)

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

A-level pass rate A-E: 96pc (96pc)

AS-level pass rate A-E: 78pc (unavailable)

“It is an outstanding set of results, certainly our best in recent years. I am very, very pleased.” - headteacher Shaun Common.

SMITHDON HIGH SCHOOL, HUNSTANTON

A-level pass rate A-C: 61pc (56pc)

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

A-level pass rate A-E: 97pc (92pc)

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

“We are exceptionally pleased, it is a record year for the school. Our previous best year was 2005 and we have beaten those results by a significant margin. Our A-B pass rate was 39pc (34pc last year) which is a really strong indication of the development of the sixth form at the school.” - headteacher Jon Goodchild.

SPRINGWOOD HIGH SCHOOL, KING'S LYNN

A-level pass rate A-C: 64pc (73pc)

AS-level pass rate A-C: 53pc (51pc)

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

AS-level pass rate A-E: 88pc (86pc)

“The most notable feature of this year's results is the number of very high grades. There were 23 scholars - a record - and more students with A grades across the board than ever before. Although Springwood is an arts school and achieved excellent arts results, 80pc of maths entrants and 41pc of science entrants gained A grade, showing that Springwood students excel in all academic areas. We are delighted that so many students will gain places at their first choice university.” - headteacher Peter Hopkins.

SWAFFHAM SIXTH FORM CENTRE

A-level pass rate A-C: 65pc (38)

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

A-level pass rate A-E: 96pc (90)

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

“We're absolutely delighted. We've seen some of our best results ever and that's a reflection of the hard work put in by students and staff. And with five county scholars we're really pleased.” - head of centre Emily Thomason.

THETFORD GRAMMAR SCHOOL

A-level pass rate A-C: 83pc (99pc)

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

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

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

“This is another good year for our students and the vast majority will be going to their first choice university. Hard work coupled with a very supportive learning environment has enabled the students to achieve. Our A to C rate is down on last year, but we have had more A to Bs.” - headmaster Gareth Price.

THOMAS PAINE SIXTH FORM COLLEGE, THETFORD

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

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

A-level pass rate A-E: 90pc (88pc)

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

“The results are in line with our expectations and we are particularly pleased with the AS-levels, which bode well for next year. Each year we are improving, which is really good and can only benefit the town.” - director of sixth form Carolyn Dunn.

THORPE ST ANDREW SCHOOL, NORWICH

A-level pass rate A-C: 70pc (65pc)

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

A-level pass rate A-E: 97pc (96.5pc)

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

“I'm really, really pleased. Last year Thorpe was the top school in terms of contextual value-added for A-levels, and we seem to have bettered that performance. All the points scores show there have been significant improvements. What's pleasing is that the pass rate has moved up into A-Cs. We are getting the very best from the students. The cohort of 127 is the biggest A-level group we've ever had going through. But even with increased numbers, we've improved our results.” - headteacher Ian Clayton.

WISBECH GRAMMAR SCHOOL

A-level pass rate A-C: 78pc (83pc)

AS-level pass rate A-C: 71pc (76pc)

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

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

“We are delighted with these splendid results which reflect the hard work put in by both pupils and teachers alike. I am pleased to be able to congratulate all involved.” - headteacher Robert Repper.

WYMONDHAM COLLEGE

A-level pass rate A-C: 81.5pc (81pc)

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

A-level pass rate A-E: 99.5pc (99.3pc)

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

“These results are quite simply fantastic and are a measure of the years of hard work that have been put in by both staff and students at the college. The sixth form at the college is now over 400 students strong, with roughly an equal gender split.” - college principal Dominic Findlay.

WYMONDHAM HIGH SCHOOL

A-level pass rate A-C: 73pc (79pc)

AS-level pass rate A-C: unavailable (68pc)

A-level pass rate A-E: 98pc (unavailable)

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

“We are very pleased. The average points score per pupil is about 1,000 points which keeps us as one of the top performing schools in the county. We have had some excellent results with 17pc of students receiving three A-grades and one student Richard Dorrell, who is going to Cambridge, receiving six A-grades.” - headteacher David Brunton.

YARMOUTH COLLEGE

A-level pass rate A-C: 90pc (43pc)

AS-level pass rate A-C: 85pc (76pc)

A-level pass rate A-E: 100pc (81pc)

AS-level pass rate A-E: 97pc (92pc)

“I am delighted with the results which represent an outstanding achievement for our students and reflect the dedication of our staff.” - vice principal Daphne King.

The following schools did not respond to calls:

Attleborough High School

Earlham High School, Norwich

Hartismere and Debenham Sixth Form, Eye

The Park High, King's Lynn.

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