Springwood High School students and staff are celebrating the best A level results in the school’s history, with more students than ever achieving A to C grades.
This year’s results showed a total of 82 per cent of students achieving A-C grades compared to 80 per cent last year, with a total of 39 Norfolk Scholars with ABB grades or higher.
Executive headteacher Andy Johnson said: “These are a phenomenal set of results for our Sixth Form. They are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students and staff.”
George Pettitt, director of Sixth Form, said: “These results show the hard work of the students at Springwood and are very well deserved. We have worked on the whole sixth form experience. The EPQ and Duke of Edinburgh results, combined with excellent academic achievement, will really help our young people leave us with the brightest possible futures.”
Top performer of the year group, Toby Hoare is all set to take on an apprenticeship at Jaguar Land Rover as part of a sponsored degree after achieving two A* and an A.
Another top performer, Dom Ely scored A8 and three As, he will be heading off to study at Imperial College London.
Paul Richardson, who scored an A* and two As, said: “I was a bit nervous but I’m really happy with my results. I’m starting an accounting apprenticeship with Stevenson Smart in Norfolk.”
Becca Williams matched his grades, she said: “I’m really pleased and I’m quite excited for university, I’m studying chemistry at Birmingham. I’m going out for a meal with my family to celebrate.”
Regina Legarte will be taking up a degree in anthropology at London School of Economics after achieving an A*, A and a B. She said: “I’m so happy I got into my first choice of university. I wasn’t sure how I did but it’s such a relief.”
Carolina D’Agostino will be studying economics at the University of East Anglia after getting three A grades, while her friend, Lauren Belcher is headed to the University of Birmingham on a physiotherapy course after scoring AAB.
Lauren said: “I was nervous until Track opened this morning but now I’m looking forward to university - it won’t be long now!”
Students at the school have also achieved 25 Duke of Edinburgh Gold awards.
Roger Livesey, Chair of Governors and Chair of the West Norfolk Academies Trust said “The Governors and Trustees are proud of its Sixth Form. This year’s results have shown that our Sixth Form provision is outstanding.”
01 - James Purple, Jonathan Playford, Otto Hussain, Kayley Ford, Cerys Clarke
02 - Regina Legarte, Ashley Ward, Nathan Wells, Wil (one L) Rolfe, Becca Williams
03 - Rapik Mangaser, Isaac Done, Alfie Evans, Jack Craven, Oscar Giles
04 - Aimee Groom, Ben Harris, Archie Sweeney, Maddie Tunmore
05 - Rosie Goodman, Dalziel Mapp, Ellen Carter, Kornelijus Blinovas
06 - Jade Warrington, Sian Spear, Glen Hammond, James Young