Mid Norfolk results day

Dereham Sixth Form students with their A-level results. From left to right are: Nicola Everett, Rebe

Dereham Sixth Form students with their A-level results. From left to right are: Nicola Everett, Rebecca Joines, Chantelle Cupidon and Sian Tucker. - Credit: Archant

Students in mid Norfolk have been praised for their hard work and dedication as college heads in Dereham, Fakenham and Reepham expressed delight at this year's A-level results.

Ellis Campbell, who is off to Cardiff University. Picture: Chris Bishop

Ellis Campbell, who is off to Cardiff University. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

Dereham Sixth Form College and Fakenham College have reported higher percentages of A-levels graded A* to C than last year, while Reepham College saw 87pc of A-levels graded A* to C, the same figure as last year.

Reepham College also achieved the most progress from GCSE to A-Level in the college's history.

John Randall, Reepham College director, said: 'There was a huge number of happy students - they did fantastically well.

'We have hugely motivational staff and have been working in collaboration with parents, we are very proud of our students and wish them all the success in their next step.'

Zac Green celebrates getting an A in drama and an A* in english literature. Picture: Chris Bishop

Zac Green celebrates getting an A in drama and an A* in english literature. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant


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At Dereham Sixth Form College, 79pc of A-levels were graded A* to C, a 4pc increase on last year.

This is despite the college experiencing a challenging year with proposals made to split the sixth form in two, plans which polarised opinions in the town and could still go ahead in the long term.

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Four students had secured Oxbridge places yesterday morning with two more waiting to see if they will be accepted.

Susie Ostler will study veterinary medicine at Cambridge, Ethan Henson will study medicine at Cambridge, Florence Walker will study English language and English literature at Oxford and Lauren Burton will study geography at Oxford.

Fakenham College students (from left) Luke Vertigan, Alice Brown and Stacey Curry are all pleased wi

Fakenham College students (from left) Luke Vertigan, Alice Brown and Stacey Curry are all pleased with their results. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

Phyllis O'Grady, director at Dereham Sixth Form College, said: 'I'm incredibly proud of all of our students for remaining focussed, with everything going on in the background.

'They have proved that we are a good college in very challenging circumstances.'

She added: 'I passionately feel that the needs of learners in Dereham are best suited by one large sixth form college.'

Staff and students at Fakenham College are celebrating the best A-level results for several years, with twice as many able to go in to university.

Students are Reepham College celebrate their A-Level success

Students are Reepham College celebrate their A-Level success - Credit: Archant

Principal Matthew Parr-Burman said 71pc of results at the college were graded A-C, a three per cent rise on last year.

'It's the best result for a number of years, certainly the best result for the last few years,' he said.

'We've had lots of fantastic individual results, we've got students off to Oxford and Cambridge for the seventh year.

'We don't select students on ability.

A-Level Students picking up results at Dereham Sixth Form 2016. Photo: Dereham Sixth Form

A-Level Students picking up results at Dereham Sixth Form 2016. Photo: Dereham Sixth Form - Credit: Dereham Sixth Form

'We're serving the community, any student who wants to come here, we'll take them.

'The number of students who could go to university has doubled, we're certainly punching above our weight and I'm really proud of the students.'

Year 13s Poppy Bunting, Tina Bush, Abby Miller & Elise Sorrell after collecting their A-Level Result

Year 13s Poppy Bunting, Tina Bush, Abby Miller & Elise Sorrell after collecting their A-Level Results at Dereham Sixth Form 2016. Photo: Dereham Sixth Form. - Credit: Dereham Sixth Form

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