Photo gallery: A-level joy for Waveney students

Bungay High sixth form students collect A Level results.

Bungay High sixth form students collect A Level results. - Credit: Nick Butcher

The nervous wait for hundreds of A-level students in the Waveney Valley ended yesterday when the results were announced.

Youngsters opened their brown envelopes which contained the all-important grades and, for the vast majority, it was good news.

For those who were not so fortunate, experienced staff members were on hand to offer advice and guidance.

At Bungay High School it was the first time students received their results after studying at the new Bungay Sixth Form Centre on the site of the former middle school in Hillside Road East. Head teacher Sean O’Neil was delighted with the results.

“On behalf of the governors and myself I want to pass on our congratulations to the students, staff, parents of BHS Sixth Form on the results achieved at A-level this year. This includes A-level courses and A-level equivalent vocational courses.

“The 84 year 13 students have achieved very much as we had expected them to. Some have really shown a significant improvement since they completed Year 12 and gone on to produce huge gains in Year 13,” he said.

The A-level pass rate A-C was 72pc while the A-E pass rate was 97pc.

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There were a number of outstanding individual performances from students at the school.

These included Basis Woods who received four A grades including 2A*s and is off to read maths at Cambridge; Alexandria Reid four As including one A*; Thomas Wright, four straight As; Alex Green three As and a B including two A*s, Samantha Vetesse, three As including one A* and Ben Verrall three A’s including one A*.

Special congratulations were offered to Year 10 pupil Felix Prutton who achieved and A* at A-level maths and an A at AS further maths.

There were some outstanding individual performances at Sir John Leman High School in Beccles, with more students gaining the top A and B grades. “Yet again we have seen a further improvement in our A-level results with an increase in the percentage of our top A* to B grades,” said deputy head Mike Wilson.

“Furthermore there are some fantastic individual performances, of particular note is Lily Goodyer Sait who has been accepted into Oxford, reflecting the high quality of provision, diligence and commitment of our students.”

At Langley School headmaster Dominic Findlay praised the dedication of students and staff.

“We are delighted with the A-level results gained this year and they are a true testament of the hard work and dedication of both students and staff. ”

The A-level pass rate A-C was 82pc – up from 79pc last year while 99.5pc of students achieved and A-level pass A-E.


A-level pass rate (A*-C): 60pc (66) (61)

A-level pass rate (A*-E): 94pc (97) (96)


A-level pass rate (A*-C): 72pc (64) (60)

A-level pass rate (A*-E): 97pc (96) (97)


A-level pass rate (A*-C): 82pc (79) (80)

A-level pass rate (A*-E): 99.5pc (100) (99)

Figures in brackets show results from previous years.