Improved A-level results for many West Norfolk schools and colleges

There were scenes of joy and jubilation as A-level pupils West Norfolk collected their results this morning.

Many schools and colleges are reporting improved results this year, including Hunstanton's Smithdon High School, the College of West Anglia and Springwood High School in King's Lynn, which has reported its best-ever results.

Keep visiting www.edp24.co.uk for results, reaction, tweets and pictures throughout the day.

Results - including previous years in brackets:


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DOWNHAM MARKET HIGH SCHOOL SIXTH FORM COLLEGE

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

AS-level pass rate A-C: unavailable (unavailable) (47)

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

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

Percentage of pupils gaining three A-level passes: 69pc

'Once again this year, the vast majority of students from Downham Market College have achieved the necessary grades to move on to their chosen university course.

'Many other students this year will be starting in full time employment or further training. All members of the Downham Market High School and College community wish the graduating 6th form students the best as they make the move on to higher education or employment.' Jon Ford, headteacher.

KING EDWARD VII HIGH SCHOOL, KING'S LYNN

A-level pass rate A*-C: 64pc (67.1) (68)

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

A-level pass rate A*-E: 98pc (96) (97)

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

Percentage of pupils gaining three A-level passes: unavailable

Mike Douglass, headteacher, said he was delighted by the results, which saw 40pc of pupils achieving A* to B grades.

'It's a very pleasing set of results with some excellent individual student performances,' he added. 'We have had very good results across a range of subjects.'

SMITHDON HIGH SCHOOL, HUNSTANTON

A-level pass rate A*-C: 58pc (51) (55)

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

A-level pass rate A*-E: 96pc (92) (94)

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

Percentage of pupils gaining three A-level passes: unavailable

'I am very pleased that this set of A-level results show that the strategies we have put in place to raise levels of attainment have been effective.

'Many of our students appear to have gained the grades they needed to go to university or into their chosen career. I am delighted they have been successful.

'The AS results are very encouraging this year underlining the raised expectations, hard work, rigorous approach and the quality of our students. If the progress is continued into next year, I am convinced that the current year group will go on to produce the school's best ever A-level results.' Jon Goodchild, headteacher.

ELY COLLEGE SIXTH FORM CENTRE

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

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

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

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

Percentage of pupils gaining three A-level passes: unavailable

'We are delighted with the achievements of these young people. They have worked hard for their grades, over and above their contribution to the life of the college, and deserve every success in their chosen career or with their further study.

'As we bid farewell and good luck to this cohort, we look forward to welcoming our new students in a few weeks.'

Mark Sirot-Smith, sixth form director.

WISBECH GRAMMAR SCHOOL

A-level pass rate A*-C: 81pc (90) (89)

AS-level pass rate A-C: 71pc (63) (75)

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

AS-level pass rate A-E: 93pc (86) (96)

Percentage of pupils gaining three A-level passes: unavailable

'It is great to see so many of our sixth form students fulfilling their academic potential and achieving excellent results, which reflect their hard work and the dedicated support of their teachers.

'Particular congratulations should go to the 12 students who gained a full house of A*/A passes.' Nicholas Hammond, headteacher.

COLLEGE OF WEST ANGLIA, KING'S LYNN

A-level pass rate A*-C: 73.5pc (62.5) (60)

AS-level pass rate A-C: 43.8pc (43) (34)

A-level pass rate A*-E: 98pc (96.1) (96)

AS-level pass rate A-E: 81.9pc (80) (75)

Percentage of pupils gaining three A-level passes: unavailable

'We are extremely proud of our student's achievements. They reflect both the hard work and commitment of our students and the high quality of teaching and learning in our college. I would like to congratulate all our students and staff on their success.

'We are also delighted with the 15 subjects that achieved a 100pc pass rate, this, coupled with the majority of our A level students attaining higher A to C grades, means that more of them will be accepted into their first choice college or university.' David Pomfret, principal

KING'S LYNN ACADEMY (figures in last bracket are for the previous school, Park High School)

A-level pass rate A*-C: unavailable (unavailable) (29.6)

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

A-level pass rate A*-E: 92pc (87) (88)

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

Percentage of pupils gaining three A-level passes: unavailable

'We are delighted with the many individual successes of our students including our first A* grades this year. We are looking forward to launching our new 6th form course in partnership with our sponsor the College of West Anglia in September.' Craig Morrison, principal

KING'S, ELY

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

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

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

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

Percentage of pupils gaining three A-level passes: unavailable

'These results represent the fruits of years of hard work and commitment on the part of our students and the support of their teachers and families.' Sue Freestone, headteacher.

THOMAS CLARKSON ACADEMY / COLLEGE OF WEST ANGLIA ISLE CAMPUS, WISBECH

A-level pass rate A*-C: 40pc (46.2) (51)

AS-level pass rate A-C: 49.3pc (32) (41)

A-level pass rate A*-E: 94pc (46.2) (51)

AS-level pass rate A-E: 70pc (80) (67)

Percentage of pupils gaining three A-level passes: not available

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