College of West Anglia students Sasha Kitching, Summer Rostron, Bethany Walker and Danielle Goodale. Picture: Ian Burt Picture: Ian Burt

West Norfolk’s A-level students celebrated record achievements yesterday.

At the College of West Anglia (CWA), 76.8 per cent of students achieved grades A* to C, with an overall pass rate of 97.9 per cent. 

Principal David Pomfret, said: “I am delighted with the outstanding A-level results we have achieved this year. For the second year running, we have achieved a pass rate of more than 97 per cent, which is testament to the hard work, dedication and commitment of both our students and teaching staff. 

“In addition, the number of students achieving top grades has been outstanding, with over 76 per cent achieving A* to C. We couldn’t be prouder of all they have achieved during their time with us and we wish them every success in their future endeavours.”

Tabitha Kaye, 18,  achieved outstanding results – three As and an A* in history, English language and literature, media studies and business respectively. 

Ferne McGregor achieved two As and a B in maths, art and physics respectively.  

Lynn’s King Edward VII Academy celebrated improved results. Eighty-three students took the exams and the percentage of A* to C grades was 66, an improvement of eight per cent from last year. 

A* to A grades improved to 14 per cent and A*and B grades improved to 38 per cent. Students qualifying as Norfolk Scholars has also increased.

Principal Sarah Hartshorn said: “I am delighted that we have improved for the second year running. This represents the dedication of the sixth form staff and their provision of high quality advice and guidance to the pupils. We look forward to continuing to improve on these results.” 

Top performing student was Arminas Bartkus with A*,A,A in maths, physics and chemistry respectively. He will receive the Gold Medal from the Queen in January.

Tom Hitchcock bagged As in maths and PE and a B in biology.

Lynn’s Springwood High School celebrated a record year with 78 per cent of students achieving A* to C grades – a five per cent increase on last year. Also, 45 per cent of students gained A* to B grades and 21 per cent achieved A*, A grades.

The school’s highest achieving students were Ellie Chen and Megan Tomsett with A*, A*, A. 

Jess Cuss, head of Year 13, said: “I am very proud of all the students’ achievements this year. It is my favourite day of the year, seeing so many happy faces go off to their first choice destinations.”

Eight students achieved Oxbridge, medicine or law places, the highest number in the school’s history. Norfolk Scholar Status (ABB or higher) was also awarded to 35 students.

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