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A-level results 2018: Live list of results from Norfolk and Waveney

PUBLISHED: 06:52 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 18:42 16 August 2018

Students from Sir John Leman High School checking their A Level rseults.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Students from Sir John Leman High School checking their A Level rseults. Picture: Nick Butcher

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Hundreds of students around the region will today open their all-important A-level results envelopes.

Today, students at sixth forms and colleges around the country will discover more about their next steps - whether it’s embarking on a university course, entering the world of work, starting an apprenticeship or setting off on a number of other paths.

We’ll be updating this live list of results as they come in during the day. The headline figure is the percentage of A* to C grades, and the results will appear alphabetically, with figures in brackets indicating last year’s results.

It is always difficult to compare like for like, but gives an indication of progress.

You can search our table to find out how your school or college did, or see our interactive map of results.

MORE: Click here for an interactive map of results

This year’s results come in the wake of major changes to A-levels in England, with a move away from coursework and modular exams throughout the courses, a change many say makes the exams more difficult than ever.

A-Level results day 2018 at Norwich High School for Girls. Photo: Norwich High School for GirlsA-Level results day 2018 at Norwich High School for Girls. Photo: Norwich High School for Girls

Attleborough Academy Norfolk

% of A* to C grades - 54pc (54pc)

Neil McShane, principal, said: “This year shows another increase for the academy in the overall pass rate to 96oc and on all other national measures. Congratulations to all our year 13 students for their hard work and commitment. Thanks to all our staff for their dedication and professionalism and to our parents for their continuing support.”

A-Level results day 2018 at Norwich High School for Girls. Photo: Norwich High School for GirlsA-Level results day 2018 at Norwich High School for Girls. Photo: Norwich High School for Girls

Bungay High School

% of A* to C grades - 73pc (65pc)

Angelo Goduti, headteacher, said they were “extremely proud” of results which reflected “hard work, commitment and dedication”.

A-Level results day 2018 at Norwich High School for Girls. Photo: Norwich High School for GirlsA-Level results day 2018 at Norwich High School for Girls. Photo: Norwich High School for Girls

We are delighted with the outstanding results of our sixth form students at Bungay High School,” he said. “The percentage of A-levels graded at A* to E is once again an impressive 98pc with A*-C at 73pc.”

City College Norwich

% of A* to C grades - 70pc (63pc)

A-Level results day 2018 at Norwich High School for Girls. Photo: Norwich High School for GirlsA-Level results day 2018 at Norwich High School for Girls. Photo: Norwich High School for Girls

Donna Howe, head of A-levels, said: “We’re very proud that the proportion of our students achieving the highest grades, A*-B, has increased by over 10pc this year. This will mean that the vast majority of our students will be securing their first choice of university and we are really proud of the effort they have put in to achieve this.”

City of Norwich School

% of A* to C grades - 79pc (71pc)

A-Level results day 2018 at Norwich School. Photo: Keith WhitmoreA-Level results day 2018 at Norwich School. Photo: Keith Whitmore

Headteacher Jo Philpott said: “These excellent results are testimony to the hard work and dedication of our amazing students and teachers, with the support of parents and the wider CNS community. Overall we have seen a large increase in results with over half of all grades at A*-B, with most of our students going on to their first choice of university or apprenticeship. We are particularly pleased by the diversity of future courses that our students are going on to study, due to the breadth of the A’ level courses we offer.”

She wished all students success in the future.

• College of West Anglia

A-Level results day 2018 at Norwich School. Photo: Keith WhitmoreA-Level results day 2018 at Norwich School. Photo: Keith Whitmore

% of A* to C grades - 78pc (47pc)

Principal David Pomfret said: “This year’s result has been absolutely incredible. To have a 99pc pass rate across our A-level cohort is just phenomenal and I couldn’t be prouder of our students’ accomplishments. In addition, the number of students achieving grades A* - C has risen significantly since last year, which is testament to their dedication, perseverance and hard work.”

Dereham Sixth Form College

Three of the top performing Sir John Leman High School students Charlie Haynes, Tom Cookson and Sam Hayward with their A Level rseults.
Picture: Nick ButcherThree of the top performing Sir John Leman High School students Charlie Haynes, Tom Cookson and Sam Hayward with their A Level rseults. Picture: Nick Butcher

% of A* to C grades - 81pc (76pc)

Director of sixth form Jonathan Atkin said: “At Dereham Sixth Form College we are immensely proud of our students. The results achieved reflect the hard work and dedication the students have put in over the past two years, supported by our talented and dedicated staff. We would like to wish all our students every happiness and success in their future studies and careers.”

• Diss High School

Sir John Leman High School student Charlie Haynes with her A Level results.
Picture: Nick ButcherSir John Leman High School student Charlie Haynes with her A Level results. Picture: Nick Butcher

% of A* to C grades - 83pc (79pc)

Dr Jan Hunt, headteacher, said: “Once again, students at Diss High School have achieved some outstanding A level results; the pass rate was over 99pc. A-levels were more rigorous this year and students and staff are to be congratulated on a fabulous set of results. Nearly all of our students have already had their university places confirmed.”

East Norfolk Sixth Form College

Students Hannah Peart, 18, left, and Hannah Pentney, 18, celebrate their A-Level results at the Thorpe St Andrew High School. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYStudents Hannah Peart, 18, left, and Hannah Pentney, 18, celebrate their A-Level results at the Thorpe St Andrew High School. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

% of A* to C grades - 75pc (75pc)

Principal Dr Catherine Richards said: “I am absolutely delighted by this year’s results. Our students have achieved fantastic grades, which is recognition for their hard work and determination to succeed and the dedication of our highly skilled staff to support our students and their aspirations.”

She said more than half of those with offers had secured places at Oxbridge, while many others were leaving the college to gain employment and apprenticeships.

Marc Mills celebrates an A* and two A grades in his  A-Levels at the Thorpe St Andrew High School. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYMarc Mills celebrates an A* and two A grades in his A-Levels at the Thorpe St Andrew High School. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Fakenham Sixth Form

% of A* to C grades - 72pc (71pc)

Neil McShane, interim principal, said: “Congratulations to all our year 13 students for their hard work and commitment. This excellent set of results reflects the dedication and professionalism of all the staff and the continuing support of our parents and governors.”

Mohammad Ali, 17, celebrates getting four A* with fellow medical students, Jess Scarlett, 17, left, and Ella Regester, 18, as students collect their A-Level results at the Thorpe St Andrew High School. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYMohammad Ali, 17, celebrates getting four A* with fellow medical students, Jess Scarlett, 17, left, and Ella Regester, 18, as students collect their A-Level results at the Thorpe St Andrew High School. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Gresham’s School

% of A* to C grades - 78pc (79pc)

Headmaster Douglas Robb said: “Well done to all of our A-level pupils who received their results today. We are incredibly proud of this year’s cohort and pupils have now finally reaped the rewards of years of hard work. I, along with colleagues across the school, would like to wish them every success in their future endeavours.”

Mohammad Ali, 17, celebrates getting four A* with fellow medical students, Jess Scarlett, 17, left, and Ella Regester, 18, as students collect their A-Level results at the Thorpe St Andrew High School. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYMohammad Ali, 17, celebrates getting four A* with fellow medical students, Jess Scarlett, 17, left, and Ella Regester, 18, as students collect their A-Level results at the Thorpe St Andrew High School. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

• Hartismere School and Sixth Form

% of A* to C grades - 86pc (81pc)

Headmaster James McAtear, said: “These results are a testimony to the hard work of all our staff, governors and students and to the support given to them by their parents.”

• Hellesdon High School

% of A* to C grades - 86pc (76pc)

Richard Taylor, director of sixth form, said: “Today’s result, of 86pc A* to C, is one of the highest achieved by Hellesdon Sixth Form students. There have been some outstanding grades achieved across a range of subjects and this is particularly impressive considering this year’s cohort have had the challenge of studying new and reformed qualifications. We wish our students every success as they take their next steps, whether that be university or employment.”

• Hewett Academy, Norwich

% of A* to C grades – 52pc (61pc)

Principal Rebecca Handley Kirk said: “I would like to congratulate all our students on their results, and their many individual achievements. We look forward to building on them with our new BTEC Plus courses starting in September.”

• INTO UEA Newton Programme.

% of A* to C grades - 96pc (99pc)

Debbie Price, centre director, said: “Congratulations to our Newton students on achieving outstanding A-level results enabling them to take up their places on competitive university courses around the UK and beyond. Thanks also to the teachers and support staff who have worked so closely with these young people helping them to realise their full potential.”

• Jane Austen College, Norwich

% of A* to C grades – 88pc (83pc)

Principal David Thomas said: “Our sixth form has now firmly established itself as one of the top in Norfolk, and these results only add to that. Students have had the first year of new tougher exams without AS Levels, and our young people have definitely risen to that challenge with more than a fifth of grades at A*/A.”

• King Edward VII Academy

% of A* to C grades - 61pc (60pc)

Principal Lloyd Brown said he was delighted with the improved results this year, adding: “It is all down to the hard work of staff and students and parents support which is absolutely critical for students.

“We have seen some really strong subject results but we have still got a long way to go to be where we want to be. I wish all the students well.”

Langley School

% of A* to C grades – 78pc (80pc)

Headmaster Dominic Findlay said: “We are absolutely delighted with the A-level results gained this year, which show an increase in the percentage of grades in the A* category, despite the new and more rigorous examinations faced by our students. These results are a true testament of the hard work and dedication of both the students and staff and we wish all our leaving students the very best of luck in the future.”

Lowestoft Sixth Form College

% of A* to C grades - 80pc (80pc)

Principal Kevin Grieve said: “Last year the college was judged to be the highest performing sixth form college for A-level performance and attainment. Our 2018 results are just as outstanding and I am very proud of all the students’ and staff at the college. LSFC students have once again performed significantly better than the national averages for schools and colleges, and have exceeded their own targets based on their GCSE grades.”

Mildenhall Academy

% of A* to C grades - 64pc (62pc)

Principal Susan Byles said the academy was waiting for further results after a marking error.

She said: “I would like to congratulate all of our students who are so deserving of this excellent set of results and I wish them the very best in the future. The percentage of students achieving the higher grades of A*-C has increased from last year to 64pc which is testament to the hard work of the students and the skills of their teachers.”

• Neale-Wade Academy

% of A* to C grades - 57pc (45pc)

Jason Wing, executive principal, said: “These results highlight that our subject breadth of the 16-19 programme of study allows our students to compete with the very best nationally and to be successful in progressing to the next stage of their education; be that via university, higher level apprenticeships or in employment with training.”

• Norwich High School for Girls

% of A* to C grades - 88pc (90pc)

Kirsty von Malaisé, headmistress, said: “I am very proud of all the girls’ strong individual performances, testament to their own hard work and the commitment of our staff. I am delighted to share that 100pc of our seven girls with Oxbridge offers will be taking up their places, with many girls gaining their first choice universities too. We will miss all the girls very much and look forward to hearing about their ongoing successes in the near future.”

• Norwich School

% of A* to C grades - 94pc (96pc)

Headmaster Steffan Griffiths said: “This cohort has absorbed new specifications and linear courses - for nearly 60pc of grades to be at A or better in such circumstances is impressive indeed, particularly as these pupils have continued to be heavily involved in our extensive co-curricular programme and to make a significant contribution to the wider community. They have an excitingly diverse array of routes ahead of them and we offer congratulations on the launch-pad their all-round school performance has helped to create.”

Notre Dame High School

% of A* to C grades - 81pc (82pc)

Neil Cully, head of school, said: “We are all extremely pleased and proud of our students and the superb A-level results they achieved. The whole school community has worked hard to gain these excellent results. We are particularly pleased that 25pc of grades are A* and A. A number of students gained A*s in their entirety of A-levels. We wish all our departing hard-working students the very best for their futures.”

Open Academy

% of A* to C grades - 73pc (76pc)

Sarah Steele, director of sixth form, said: “Congratulations to all of our sixth form students, parents and staff on another excellent year of results. As director of sixth form, I am extremely proud of the effort the students have put in to all their subjects. This has gained them excellent university places in their chosen courses.”

Lord Nelson Sixth Form at Ormiston Victory Academy, Costessey

% of A* to C grades - 77pc (75pc)

Principal Naomi Palmer said: “We are excited to celebrate some wonderful results with our students today – I am so proud of what they have achieved. We are thrilled for our young people, their families and their teachers who have helped to contribute to this success. We have our highest ever percentage of students progressing to university which is excellent news. We wish them all well on the next stage of the journey, whatever that might be.”

Paston College

% of A* to C grades - 75pc (80pc)

Helen Williams, head of A-levels, said: “We are delighted to have maintained the extremely high pass rate of 99.3pc across the 546 exams that were taken by our students. We are incredibly proud of all the students’ achievements which will support them to make excellent progression to university and are celebrating the amazing achievement of the 19 students who attained A* or A grades in all of their A-level subjects.”

Reepham College

% of A* to C grades - 91pc (89pc)

Tim Gibbs, headteacher, said: “Yet again students at Reepham College have achieved amazing results, and they deserve huge credit. This has been made possible by their incredible hard work, mixed with outstanding pastoral and academic support from the college team. Just as importantly though, our students have shown themselves to be as decent and impressive a group of young adults as you are likely to meet, with unlimited futures ahead.”

Saint Felix

% of A* to C grades - 73pc (77pc)

Headmaster James Harrison said: “I have the highest praise for all of our sixth formers today – the vast majority have once again secured places at their first choice universities. Strong results across the classics, music, sciences and the arts demonstrate that the Saint Felix approach works: offering a broad curriculum, in small tutorial-style classes, tailored to each individual student and supported by a committed and inspirational teaching team.”

• Sheringham Sixth Form

% of A* to C grades - 73pc (70pc)

Headteacher Andrew Richardson said: “This has been another year of outstanding A-level results at Sheringham Sixth Form. We are extremely proud of the grades achieved, fully reflecting the hard work and commitment of all our students, and the fantastic support from staff and parents. With nearly a quarter of all students achieving either an A* or A grade, almost three-quarters achieving A* to C grades, and all achieving at least an E grade, we maintain an excellent results track record.”

Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form, Norwich

% of A* to C grades – 75pc (78pc)

Principal Chris Jennings said: “I’m delighted that our students have achieved some exceptionally strong results, with many securing places at the country’s top universities. Several students have achieved straight A*/A grades and we have a record four students securing places at Cambridge. More than a quarter of all grades were A*/A.”

Sir John Leman High School Sixth Form

% of A* to C grades - 65pc (82pc)

Michael Taylor, headteacher, said: “The Sir John Leman High School would like to congratulate its Y13 students, brilliant results from a comprehensive sixth form, including a 100pc pass rate.

“Many personal bests have been achieved - students exceeding their personal targets and attaining their desired next steps in life, for many this being a move onto university.”

Springwood High School

% of A* to C grades - 73pc (77pc)

Executive headteacher Andy Johnson said: ““This has been a phenomenal year for Springwood Sixth Form students. They have all worked incredibly hard alongside our dedicated staff and have seen the fruits of their labour today. The sixth form aims to be world class and with two students gaining places to study at world renowned universities we are achieving this goal.”

• Sprowston Community Academy

% of A* to C grades - 67pc (63pc)

Liz Wood, acting head of school, and Rebecca Dawbarn, head of sixth form, said: “We would like to congratulate our Y13 students on their successes today. There are some exceptional individual results which reflect hours of hard work and dedication. We are particularly pleased that the number of A* and A grades has risen this year to 20pc.” They thanked students, families and teaching and support colleagues for their hard work and support, before wishing students luck in their next chapters.

Taverham High School

% of A* to C grades - 69pc (65pc)

Headteacher Carol Dallas said: “Congratulations to all the students and staff at Taverham High for their well-deserved A-level results. We were delighted by some excellent outcomes and are immensely proud of all our students including those who have secured places at some of the most prestigious universities. We wish every student success whether they are going onto a gap year, heading into employment or going onto further study.”

Thetford Academy

% of A* to C grades – 50pc (59pc)

Principal Dan Carter said: “This was a comparatively small cohort but they have achieved some very strong results that each and every student should be proud of. The changes to AS and A Levels produced some challenges, which our students and staff have more than met with some notably strong performances in languages, computer science, and further maths.”

Thetford Grammar School

% of A* to C grades – 85pc (76pc)

Headmaster Mark Bedford said: “Twenty students sat A-level examinations this year, with a further 11 taking AS examinations. We are delighted so many of our students achieved excellent grades and are now going on to some of the country’s top universities, including Oxford and Cambridge. Six students obtained straight A* or A grades across a wide range of subjects. Five subjects achieved 100pc A*/A success and eight subjects obtained 100pc A*-B grades. Overall, success has improved at every grade level over last year’s results.”

Thomas Clarkson Academy

% of A* to C grades – 50pc (64pc)

Associate Principal Richard Scott said: “We’re very pleased that the school continues to make progress and that we’re sending students off to a variety of universities to study a broad selection of courses. We’re very happy to report that a number of students have done very well in subjects such as the sciences and we’ve delighted to see more A grades in some of these areas.”

Thorpe St Andrew Sixth Form

% of A* to C grades – 81pc (78pc)

Principal Ian Clayton said: “It has been a real privilege today to celebrate with students who have secured their future plans, be that a university place, including Oxbridge and Russell Group institutions, or entering the world of work via apprenticeship degrees and directly into employment. I would certainly say this has been a very successful year overall for so many and we congratulate them on their examination results. We will follow their further growth with pride and expectation for them all.”

University Technical College Norfolk

% of A* to C grades – 71pc (62pc)

Principal Alex Hayes said: “This is our third consecutive increase in overall results and we are delighted! These results have enabled our students to take up a wide range of exciting apprenticeship offers and university places and we, once again, anticipate a 100pc progression rate for our leavers. Our mission is to develop tomorrow’s engineering and technology specialists and that is exactly what we are doing. Congratulations to students, staff and parents for all their hard work.”

Wisbech Grammar School

% of A* to C grades – 87pc (76pc)

Chris Staley, headmaster, said: “I am incredibly pleased with the A-level results this year; these are the best results we’ve achieved for a number of years, particularly the top grades, 57pc of which were at A*-B, 31pc of which were A* and A (significantly higher than the national average 26.4pc). We have also improved our A* to C percentage up by 11pc, to 87pc, which is fantastic. The overall pass rate remains in excess of 99pc.”

Wymondham College

% of A* to C grades – 84pc (85pc)

Dan Browning, headteacher, said: “Our students and staff work extremely hard and the culture of the college is such that we achieve outstanding attainment and progress every year, I am delighted that a third of grades are A*/A. We should also remember that our students have secured the results needed to move to the next stage in their educational careers, including exceptionally high numbers of students with places at Oxford, Cambridge and Russell Group universities.”

He said the college’s average point score was the highest it had been since the measure was introduced, at 38.

Wymondham High Academy

% of A* to C grades – 86pc (83pc)

Principal Jonathan Rockey said: “Following a second year of record breaking results, we are so very proud of all Wymondham High students who have received their A-level results today. With well over a third of results at A*-A grades, we are delighted so many of our students are now going on to some of the country’s top universities. These results are all the more remarkable considering the new and more rigorous examinations structure.”

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