Students across west Norfolk celebrate success

Triplets Lucy, Charlotte and Amy Newell studied their A-Levels at KES and are all heading to univers

Triplets Lucy, Charlotte and Amy Newell studied their A-Levels at KES and are all heading to university. - Credit: Archant

Triplets who studied their A-levels at the King Edward VII Academy in King's Lynn are among the hundreds of students now preparing for university this autumn.

Pupils for Springwood High School in King's Lynn collect their A-Level exams results - Star pupil Sa

Pupils for Springwood High School in King's Lynn collect their A-Level exams results - Star pupil Sam Sanders. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Lucy, Charlotte and Amy Newell, who are 18, have all achieved places different universities across the country.

Lucy will be studying law at Exeter, Charlotte will be reading global arts at Royal Holloway and Amy is heading north to Manchester to study drama and English.

Lucy said: 'I'd just like to thank the staff at King Edward VII Academy, especially my ethics teacher, for everything.'

At the King Edward VII school, 74pc of pupils achieved A*-C grades in their A-level subjects.

Springwood High School student Alex Kendal with his excellent GCSE results. Yesterday, he achieved t

Springwood High School student Alex Kendal with his excellent GCSE results. Yesterday, he achieved two A* and an A in his A-levels. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT


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Meanwhile, in the packed main hall of Springwood High School in King's Lynn, hundreds of students were supporting each another as they opened the sealed envelopes with their grades inside.

Among them, was Sam Sanders, who had just discovered that he is definitely heading to Oxford University in October after achieving three A*s in Maths, Further Maths, and Economics as well as an A in Physics. He will read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Lady Margaret Hall.

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The 18-year-old, who is also a Norfolk Scholar, said: 'I was more nervous a week ago than this morning, but I'm so pleased to be going to Oxford.'

Springwood High School was celebrating 80.5pc of its students achieving a A*-C grades in their subjects.

Another student, Alex Kendal, of Meadowvale Gardens, in King's Lynn, was awarded 10 A*s and an A in his GCSE's two years ago. Yesterday, the 18-year-old found out he was awarded Springwood's first A* in A-level Drama.

Altogether, he achieved two A*s and an A in Mathematics, Drama and Chemistry and will be reading Maths, Drama and Theatre studies at Aberystwyth University in Wales.

He said: 'I wouldn't say there's a secret to success when it comes to exams. All I would say is that it comes down to a lot of hard work and keeping calm under pressure; it can all go wrong if you panic.'

Callum Stukins who attended the College of West Anglia received an A in History, an A* in Law and B in Human Biology.

He said: 'I'm now off to UEA to study a law degree.'

The college recorded a 67pc A*-C grades, while Downham Market Academy achieved 62pc.

- Do you have an A-Level success story? Email louise.hepburn@archant.co.uk

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