Students from all across West Norfolk are looking forward to a bright future after recording some outstanding A-level results on Thursday.
Most are now looking forward to heading to university in a few weeks’ time after bucking the national trend and recording more top grades than last year.
And three students from Fakenham College are now getting ready for life in Cambridge after their grades won them places there.
Jordan Osborn, from Sculthorpe, and Henry Tidd, of Burnham Deepdale, will be heading to Jesus and Churchill colleges respectively after their four A* grades won them places to read natural sciences.
Like many students, Jordan found out he had already secured his place online before collecting his results.
But he added: “I was very pleasantly surprised by how well I’d done.”
Henry admitted being “relieved” by his results, which he put down to “quite a lot of long nights.”
And they will be joined in Cambridge by Ellen Berry, who is going to study maths.
Another of the area’s outstanding students was Yousuf Bin-Suhayl, of Marshland St James, who said he was “slightly disappointed”, despite achieving A grades in physics and chemistry, aged just 15.
Across Norfolk as a whole, the proportion of students achieving top grades rose from 72 per cent in 2013 to 75 per cent this year.
James Joyce, chairman of Norfolk County Council’s children’s services committee, said students should be proud of what they have achieved.
He added: “These results are down to the commitment of students, school leaders, teachers and parents and everyone deserves credit for the part they have played.
“Improving attainment levels has been a huge priority for us and it is fantastic to see performance in Norfolk’s schools moving in the right direction.”