Norwich GCSE results day

GCSE results at Sprowston High School. Kelsey Andrews, left, who celebrated her birthday as well as

GCSE results at Sprowston High School. Kelsey Andrews, left, who celebrated her birthday as well as her exam results with Alice Trett. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

After an anxious wait, this morning students in Norwich finally leant the results of months of hard work.

University Technical College Norfolk's (UTC Norfolk) first GCSE results. Celebrating students from l

University Technical College Norfolk's (UTC Norfolk) first GCSE results. Celebrating students from left, Lewis Moreton, Adam Yares, Luke Marden, Matthew Precious, and Robert Jones. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

For Sprowston Community High School, their 66pc of pupils with A* to C grades in English and maths was a record high - up 6pc on last year.

Top performers included Kate Orbell, who picked up seven A*s, three As and one B.

Assistant headteacher Ben Utting said the year group had worked 'exceptionally hard' and that a new incentivised approach to revision, which included free leavers' books and admittance to prom, had encouraged pupils.

Kieran Davis, from Sprowston, will go onto study A-Levels in biology, maths, chemistry and psychology, after securing a collection of A*s, As and Bs.

'I'm really relieved because I was quite nervous this morning,' he said. 'There are some subjects I didn't expect to do so well in, like maths.'

At the University Technical College Norfolk (UTC), headteacher Alex Hayes was celebrating the school's first GSCE results day since opening in 2014.

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With 60pc of pupils picking up A* to C grades in English and maths, he said the team was 'absolutely delighted'.

'We have had some great individual success stories,' he said, 'and this is a great starting point for us in our first year. We're all really pleased and the students should be very proud.'

It was a positive picture elsewhere around Norwich, with 66pc City of Norwich School achieving A* to Cs in the two key subjects - up 5pc on last year.

Headteacher Jim Nixon said it was a 'huge privilege to lead such a vibrant and successful school'.

Notre Dame High School's results jumped from 68pc last year to 81pc this year, along with an impressive 7pc jump for Reepham High School, from 64pc up to 73pc.

At Norwich High School for Girls, 99pc of students achieved A*s to Cs in English and maths, while the figure reached 100pc at the Norwich School.

The Hewett Academy said a 'challenging year' had seen their results drop from 43pc to 37pc.

Tom Leverage, principal, said: 'With a new leadership team now in place and substantial investment in teaching facilities this summer we are in a good position to make improvements in the future.'

To see results as they come in, click here.

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