Senior managers of Lynn’s King Edward VII Academy are celebrating continuing success after the school’s A-level results were announced this morning.
Pass rates at A* to C grades were 70 per cent this year, down four per cent on 2015, while the overall pass rate was 98 per cent.
James Lofts, 18, was over the moon with his A* and three A’s (A* in maths and A’s in further maths, physics and computing). He said: “I felt very happy with my results. These were what I needed for my university offer at Durham to study engineering, but I am also really excited to be taking up a placement at Salisbury Defence Science and Technology Laboratory before I start my Degree.”
Aside from his studies, James has also just gained his grade 8 in piano.
Kacper Mroz, 19, received an A in chemistry, B in physics and B in mathematics. He is now off to the University of Nottingham to study medical chemistry.
Yuliana Petriv-Shaw, 19, was ecstatic after finding out she has gained an A* in history, as well as an A* in English literature and an A in Spanish.
She said: “I was very stunned and really quite shocked with my results, but extremely happy. I’m now going to do a Master’s degree in International Relations with Spanish at St Andrews with a year abroad.”
But principal Craig Morrison said the school had retained its standing above national average figures.
He said: “We are very pleased with this year’s A-level results, which represent a third year in succession where student progress will be judged as being above the national average.
“Our students are progressing to excellent university destinations and apprenticeships; my congratulations to them and my thanks to the staff who have made it possible.”
One of the academy’s students will receive the KES Gold Medal from the Queen for their results in the new year. The winner has yet to be announced.
There were also 10 Norfolk scholars at KES this year, with the highest achieving student yet to be announced, set to collect the Gold Award presented by Her Majesty The Queen, in January 2017.
King Edward VII Academy is a part of the CWA Academy Trust. Chief Executive of the Trust, David Pomfret, said: “It is fantastic to report improving A-level results across both academies this results day, which will open up more and more opportunities for our students to take their education and personal development further.
“These results reflect the hard work and commitment of our staff and students alike.”