Beccles, Bungay and Langley Sixth Forms celebrate successful A-level results
PUBLISHED: 17:41 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:41 16 August 2018
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Students across Norfolk and Suffolk are celebrating after years of hard work paid off as they collected their A-Level results.
There were scenes of joy and jubilation at Bungay High School Sixth Form, Langley School Sixth Form and Sir John Leman High School in Beccles.
Angelo Goduti, headteacher at Bungay High School, praised his students’ tenacity after 73pc achieved A* to C grades.
He said: “We are extremely proud of our students’ achievements and these results reflect their hard work, commitment and determination.
“The governors and I would like to pass on our congratulations to the students, staff and parents.”
The results see the school improve on last year’s 65pc A* to C while the pass rate for Level 3 vocational and technical courses remained at 100pc.
Bungay High also scored a 98pc pass rate overall.
Langley School Sixth Form saw more students gaining A* grades – with 14pc earning the top mark.
The school achieved an impressive 78pc A* to C grades and many students gaining places at their first choice university.
Dominic Findlay, headmaster, said: “We are absolutely delighted with the A Level results gained this year, which show an increase in the percentage of grades in the A* category, despite the new and more rigorous examinations faced by our students.
“These results are a true testament of the hard work and dedication of both the students and staff and we wish all our leaving students the very best of luck in the future.”
Over at Sir John Leman High School students earned 65pc A* to C grades and a 100pc pass rate.
While the school has seen a decline from last year’s 82pc A* to C grades, it was a day characterised by personal achievements.
Headteacher Michael Taylor said: “Many personal bests have been achieved; students exceeding their personal targets and attaining their desired next steps in life, for many this being a move onto university.
“Particularly impressive results were awarded to Sam Hayward with four A grades in Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science. Thomas Cookson achieved A grades in French, Spanish and English Language and head girl Charlie Haynes had a fantastic set of results; one A*, two A grades and a B.”
Sir John Leman sixth form
For Sir John Leman’s Sam Hayward, three A levels just wasn’t enough.
After earning an amazing four As, the 18-year-old said: “I didn’t know which one to drop.”
“There was a lot of difficult but enjoyable work and I enjoyed learning about things that I found interesting - I’m really pleased with my results.”
Mr Hayward explained how the school helped him achieve such incredible results as he battled personal struggles.
He said: “My mum had an operation for skin cancer which was stressful.
“But there was always someone to help - whether that be academic or personal.”
Head girl Charlie Haynes said she was “exceptionally relieved” to have earned two As and a B .
The 18-year-old said: “The school was so supportive and were always there if I needed anything.
“I couldn’t have asked for better support. It felt like all the teachers were invested and really cared.”
Bungay High School Sixth Form
Over at Bungay sixth form, Megan Brousson, aged 18, earned three A*s.
She said: “I didn’t expect this at all. I’m over the moon - I’m so happy. There was a lot of work, inside and outside of school hours - I’m just glad it all paid off.”
Miss Brousson now plans to take a gap year before studying anthropology at the University of Bristol.
Gaby Raywood, also 18, was celebrating after receiving two A*s and a B.
She said: “There was a lot of hard work and a lot of flashcards.
“I started revising quite early in February as I felt that would give me a lot more time.”
She also praised the constant support her teachers provided and said: “They were all really helpful - especially the geography department, they had a lot of revision sessions.
“All my teachers were really helpful.”
Miss Raywood will be going onto study media at Nottingham Trent University.