Norwich A-level results: Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form publishes first results; Hellesdon High record best-ever scores

A-levels results day at Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form. Left to right, Jordan Potter. Charl Retief and

A-levels results day at Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form. Left to right, Jordan Potter. Charl Retief and Adamya Tiwari. - Credit: Archant

The Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form today celebrated its first ever A-Level results, two years after opening as Norfolk's first sixth form free school.

A-levels results day at Hellesdon High School. Left to right, Amyleigh Watts, Frazer Gray, Timothy M

A-levels results day at Hellesdon High School. Left to right, Amyleigh Watts, Frazer Gray, Timothy Meyer, Melissa Cuffley and Will Roxby.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

The sixth form, which specialises in maths and science, said 81pc of results were at A*-C.

Abigail Clarke, 18, was accompanied by her proud grandmother. She achieved three As and an A* and is now heading to the University of Nottingham to study Pharmacy.

She said: 'Studying here has been a great experience,. I'm pleased with my results. I'm now going to go out and celebrate.'

Head of sixth form Rebecca Handley-Kirk said: 'I'm so excited about these amazing results, and so proud of all the students. We've set an excellent bench mark for the school, and we now have a great set of role models for the years to come.'


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Hellesdon Sixth Form was in a celebratory, lively mood, with the students achieving the best A-level results the school has ever had.

Emma Slaughter, 18, was one of the many success stories of the day, gained two As and two A* grades. She will now go on to study History at St Hugh's College, Oxford.

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She said: 'I'm so excited to start – it's going to be great. The staff have been really great, really helpful. It's not easy applying to Oxford, but I've been supported throughout the process.'

These results were the first since the sixth form separated from Taverham High School.

'It's been a journey,' said headteacher Gerard Batty, 'and we've definitely reaped the benefits of becoming a separate sixth form. We're now fulfilling our potential, and this is all down to great teachers, good quality lessons, and hard-working students.'

Open Academy saw the proportion of results at A*-C jump from 59pc to 78pc.

Head of sixth form Sarah Steele said: 'Every student who applied for a place in further education has achieved what they needed to continue their studies. Performance in vocational courses continues to be a real strength with many of our students achieving the top distinction* grade for their work.'

City of Norwich School said the numbers of students achieving A* and A grades at both AS and A2 rose, with a record number achieving AAB in facilitating subjects.

A*-C grades at the Hewett School fell from 68pc to 62pc.

Notre Dame High School was celebrating six students who won places at Oxford or Cambridge Universities, and 34pc of grades were at A* or A.

Ormiston Victory Academy, Sprowston High, and Thorpe St Andrew School also reported a rise in A*-C grades.

Norwich High School for Girls saw the proportion of A*-C grades rise to 98pc, while at Norwich School 94pc of A-levels were at A*-C.

Norwich School pupil Cameron Magrath got A*s in maths, further maths, biology and chemistry, with full marks in biology and maths.

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