A-LEVELS 2020: Delight at Springwood High School success
Officials at Lynn's Springwood High School say there is much to celebrate this morning as students collect their A Level results.
The school has reported that more students achieved at least one A* to B grade compared to last year with 23 per cent of grades awarded at A* or A, up two per cent on last year, and over half picking up either an A*, A or B.
The proportion of A* to C grades is 79 per cent, down from 81 per cent in 2019.
Among the school's top achievers was Joe Read, who is now set to read maths and philosophy at Oxford University after achieving five A*
He said: "I was terrified. I got up early this morning to go for a swim in a river to burn off some of my nervous energy!
"I think I had a fair idea about how I would do but you always have doubts and I didn't have much room to slip up - I needed the A* in Maths and further Maths to get into Oxford so to open my envelope and see my results, I was ecstatic and I'm still buzzing now."
Other top achievers at the school included Ben Hunt and Rosie Huang along with head girl Sammy Leet, Karim Payan, Megan Tarry, and Brandon Tuttle
Executive headteacher Andy Johnson said: "The governors and staff at Springwood are delighted with the achievements of our students.
"After a challenging few months, it's been a wonderful celebration of the success of the brilliant young people collecting their results.
"This has been an excellent year group and they have all delivered in line with the predictions of our experienced teachers and heads of departments who have and will continue to support our students in the coming days as they navigate themselves to the next part of their educational journey.
"This year group has worked so hard and some of them have been with the Trust for seven years having either been at Springwood already or came to our sixth form from one of our feeder schools in St Clements, Marshland and Smithdon. I was proud to see what they have accomplished in their time with us."
Roger Livesey, Chair of the West Norfolk Academies Trust, which sponsors Springwood, added: "We are thrilled that once again the hard work and dedication of our students and staff have been rewarded by such fantastic results, which will be the passport for our students in securing the next step in their educational journey.
"As an inclusive Sixth Form, we know that excellent teaching, personal target setting and support really work for our young people. We are very proud of them all."