Celebrations as Gorleston sixth form college students excel in their A-level results
- Credit: © James Bass 2017
Nerves were swapped with tears of happiness as students in Gorleston received their A-level results.
Two years of hard work paid off for students at East Norfolk Sixth Form College after their results topped last year’s exams.
The college enjoyed an overall pass rate of 99pc, up from last year’s 98pc, with 75pc of grades received A* to Cs, which is a two point increase from last year’s 73pc.
Cally Ip, from Bradwell, studied English language, English literature and communications and culture while at East Norfolk.
The 18-year-old is off to study English at Loughborough University in September after achieving A*,A and B in her A-levels. She is hoping to become a publisher or an editor in the future.
Surprised at how well he performed, 18-year-old Alfie Vaughan achieved three A*s and an A and is looking forward to studying French and beginners Portuguese at Cambridge University.
He said: “I’m really pleased but also shocked, I didn’t think I’d done this well.”
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Twenty-three subjects taught at the college achieved a 100pc pass rate with science and maths remaining particularly strong.
Results saw 70pc of students achieve A* or A grades in further maths and one in three biology students achieved A* or A grades.
Friends Gigi Nicolson, 17, Rose McNelly, 18, Ellie Wilson, 18, and Charlotte Beane, 18, performed very well in their science and maths A-levels.
Gigi achieved three A*s and is off to study Chemistry at Nottingham University. Rose achieved three A*s and will be studying natural sciences at Cambridge University.
Ellie achieved two A*s and two As and is off to study natural sciences at Durham University, and Charlotte achieved one A* and two As and will be studying veterinary medicine at Edinburgh University.
East Norfolk Sixth Form College principal, Dr Catherine Richards said: “I am absolutely thrilled. Our students have once again achieved some fantastic results, which is recognition for their hard work and the dedication of our highly skilled staff.
“Our students have done even better than they have done traditionally. We’ve got students off to Cambridge, we’ve got them going onto pharmacy, to medicine and getting into Oxford.”