16 August 2012
It has been another strong year for A Level performance at Norwich School. With over 30% of all grades at A* and 72.3% at A*- A, we are extremely proud of this cohort. It has been a good year across the curriculum with particularly strong results for the art and design subjects. There are many very high achieving musicians who have also excelled academically.
The results are the best achieved by any year group in recent times with 91.2% achieving A*-B.
3 Candidates achieved 4 A*. Among this talented group are able scientists including William Boulton who secured 100% in many of his modules including some of the more challenging Further Maths modules. James Thompson secured a Distinction in his Maths AEA and will continue his studies at Oxford reading Maths and Computing. Patrick Gregory with A* in Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics has secured a place to study Engineering at Bristol.
19 pupils achieved 3A*s or more. This number includes the Head of School Elle Tivey. Elle, who is the first female Head of School, has secured A* in Biology, Geography and PE, Elle has an exciting gap year planned to Zimbabwe to undertake charity works including working in an orphanage before settling to her studies at Liverpool University in Physiotherapy. Freya Aquarone secured 3A* in English, Philosophy and Music and has a planned gap year to Palestine where she will be involved in youth music projects. She will then go on to Cambridge to read PPS. Cameron Johnson with his 3A* will be well placed to continue his music excellence as he is off to KCL to read Music with additional Trumpet lessons at the Royal Academy of Music. Alice Whitehead secured an A* in French and Maths, plus a further A grade. Having turned down the pool at Cambridge she will now go on to read French and German at Durham.
77 candidates secured 3 A* or A grades: over 50%of NS cohort. Tom Isaac achieved 2A*, 1 A and 1 B. Having been offered places at the Guildhall School of Music, Royal College of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music, Tom has accepted a prestigious place at Bremen University, Germany to study with the internationally renowned cellist Alexander Baillie.
Head master Steffan Griffiths comments: “We are all delighted by these record results. 30% of all grades at A*, 70% at A*-A and 90% at A*-B mean that there are large numbers of Norwich School pupils able to pursue their chosen course at their preferred university. Such results are possible because of hard work over many months by the pupils and their teachers, supplemented by the support of parents; I congratulate them all.”