Lowestoft results day
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Today marks the end of weeks of anxious waiting for students across Waveney as their A-level results are revealed.
Students at Lowestoft Sixth Form College were feeling jubilant as the college recorded it's best ever results.
A total of 74% of students achieved A-levels between A* to C grades compared with 66% last year. At St Felix School in Reydon, 80% of students achieved A-level A* to C grades.
Among the success stories was Lowestoft Sixth Form College student Maathiny Kirupaharan, who achieved three A* grades and an A, securing a place to read medicine at University College London.
Fellow Lowestoft Sixth Form College student Oliver George was also celebrating outstanding results after achieving two A* grades and one A and one B grade. George now plans to study civil engineering at the University of Warwick.
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Yolanda Botham, Lowestoft Sixth Form College principal, said: 'I am very proud indeed of Lowestoft Sixth Form College staff and students today who have worked incredibly hard together dealing with new exams and changes to the specifications and achieving our best ever results this year.'
Success stories at St Felix School include Caitlin Dobson, who achieved two A* and two A grades and will be attending Homerton College, Cambridge, to read education and English; Sophie Bodmer, from Lowestoft, who achieved four A grades and Jess Westlake, from Reydon, who achieved four A grades.
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St Felix headteacher James Harrison said: 'I am extremely pleased that they have all got their first choice universities. And year 12 AS results are very strong and should be as good if not better for next year.'