Students and staff at Lynn’s Springwood High School are celebrating a record year for A level results today after more than half achieved top grades.
A total of 52 per cent of candidates recorded A* to B grades, up 12 per cent on last year’s figure, with eight per cent achieving the top A* grade, double the total in 2012.
Headteacher Andy Johnson was thrilled with the figures.
He said: “These results represent a real achievement for our students. We expect all of our students to gain their first choice university place.
“The school has worked hard to improve academic standards in the sixth form and we are now beginning to see the fruits of this labour.”
Gill Henley-Smith, the school’s head of sixth form, said the year group “fully deserved” their results.
Among the school’s top performners was Darion Mayes, who will be heading to Pembroke College, Cambridge this autumn to read maths after achieving four A* grades in maths, further maths, additional further maths and physics. He also achieved top grades in Cambridge University’s entrance exams.
Meanwhile, Claire Russell will study medicine at the University of Newcastle after achieving A* grades in maths, biology and chemistry.
And a total of 34 students achieved Norfolk County Scholar status, by recording a minimum of one A and two B grades.