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Outstanding individual attainment as pupils celebrate a fantastic set of results

17 August 2017

This morning saw pupils celebrate a fantastic set of results with some outstanding individual attainment. 14 pupils at Norwich School secured three A* grades or better. Well done to all on this fantastic achievement.

Norwich School ensures that pupils are given a broad range of extracurricular opportunities, whether that be through sports, the arts and community service or leadership roles. Many of the pupils enjoying success today have an interesting story to tell!

Benedict Smith (above right) is celebrating achieving four A*s in a year that he was also Head of the School. Benedict has also been heavily involved in the arts with a role in the school musical Sweeney Todd, and performances in the Senior Dance Festival, Gala Night and Blake Studio opening night. Benedict will be heading to the University of Bath next year to study Mechanical Engineering. Joe Smith (above left), who secured the same results as his friend Benedict in the same subjects, will be heading to The University of Cambridge to read Natural Sciences.

Continuing with the name theme, Both Edward Young (above right) and Elliott Young (above left), although also not related, have chosen identical paths after achieving exactly the same grades. Both received three A*s in Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics and both are heading to The University of Cambridge to read Maths.

Rosie Merron (above left) is celebrating an A* and two As in Religious Studies, Geography and Economics respectively. During her time at the school she set up the Happy Headz charity with her siblings, raising money for refugee children whilst also being one of the Deputy Heads of School. She is looking forward studying Geography at Durham.

Senior Prefect, Alice Whitmore (above right), who is also a talented dancer achieved three As in Chemistry, Economics and Maths and will be continuing her studies at The University of Exeter reading Accounting and Finance.

Guy Cranfield collected three A*s in Chemistry, Maths and Physics. He is going to read Petroleum Engineering at Imperial College London; something that he showed an interest in when living in Russia before starting at Norwich School.

Rory Bartram secured an A* in Photography and an A in both Geography and Politics. Rory has also been involved in many aspects of school, including the arts, with roles in the school musical since he starred in Les Misérables in the Fourth Form. Rory will head to Exeter University to study International Relations.

Another Deputy Head of School, Sophie Wigglesworth (above right), is celebrating securing a place at The University of Edinburgh to study Veterinary Medicine after she achieved three A grades in Biology, Chemistry and Maths.

Andrew Nicholls secured an impressive five A-level grades with three A*s in Biology, Maths and Physics and two As in Further Maths and Chemistry. He is also heading to The University of Bath to study Natural Sciences.

Ben Davis, who was awarded the Progress Prize this year, achieved three A* grades in 2D Design, Politics and Religious Studies. He will be moving north next year to study Politics and International Relations at The University of York.

Georgia Jefford, who is also among the talented group achieved three A*s, will be heading to The University of Cambridge to study Medicine after securing her grades in Maths, Biology and Chemisty.

Prefect, Charlotte Pounder, will be embarking on an exciting gap year around the world next year after which she will head to The University of Exeter. Charlotte collected three A grades today in Geography, History and Politics.

Success for Design department

The past few years have seen a steady increase in pupils with an interest in design. This year 48 pupils took A levels in graphics, photography, 2D and 3D Design, with an impressive 93% achieving top grades at A*/A.

Jess Girling is celebrating 3A*s in 3D Design, Fine Art and Photography. She will go on to study textiles in Manchester. She has been fully involved in the school taking the opportunity to sit as a pupil representative on a staff committee to advise on e-safety.

Elliot Pell collected an A* in 2D Design and two As in 3D Design and Maths.  He will go on to study Design at Loughborough.

William Cooper produced great results with two A* grades and an A and will go on to study Design at university next year. He has played fly half for the 1st XV in Rugby, and been a vital member of the team.

The Art and Design department will start the new academic year in a newly renovated building with improved facilities and space.

Ian Passam, Head of the Art and Design Department said “As we soon move into our exciting new development, it is fantastic to be able to do so riding on the wave of these fantastic results. We are astonished by the talent on the 2017 cohort and delighted they have achieved the grades they have worked so hard for.”