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Outstanding individual performances at GCSE

24 August 2017

There are some outstanding individual achievements in the GCSE results this year, with three candidates securing 11 A* grades (or 8/9 equivalent in English/English Lit), 10 pupils with 10 A* (or 8/9 equivalent in English/English Lit) and 26 pupils with at least nine grades at A or A*.

Here are some of their stories:

India Riordan (U5B) is celebrating 11A*s. India is an accomplished trumpet player and was this year awarded joint 2nd place in the prestigious Bishop’s Prize for Music in the intermediate category. The prize aims to help young composers find an engagement with the relationship between the Christian Gospel and music in worship. Her sister Molly (U5B), who secured 3 A*s, 4 As and 4 Bs is a talented dancer and will be heading to Ballet West, a prestigious dance school in Argyll, Scotland next year.

Young Norfolk Sports Association athlete India Bussey collected 7 A*s, 2 As and a B in a year when she also qualifies for the Horse of the Year Show, dubbed ‘the world’s most famous horse show'.

Freddie Steward (U5V) collected the equivalent of 8 A*s and 2 As. He has also been impressive outside the classroom winning a place at the Leicester Tigers Academy. Freddie, who joined Norwich School in Form 1, played every game for 1st XV last season, starting all fourteen games. His selection comes off the back of four years training with the Tigers on their Developing Player Programme (DPP) as well as his strong performances in fixtures against other academies and the Wellington festival in April.

Jonathan Jolly (U5S), who won the Norfolk Young Musician competition this year, secured 9 A*s and an A. Jonathan was awarded the Norwich Chamber Music Prize for the most promising wind player on the saxophone.

Morgan Hardy (U5N) is celebrating 9 A*s and an A. Morgan has been involved in many aspects of school life, including being part of the Chapel Choir, performing as part of Norwich School Dance in the Lord Mayor’s Procession and a member of the Fifth Form public speaking team.

Jemma Luck (U5S), who has been a key member of the Norwich School ski squad, achieved 10A*s in her GCSE exams. Jemma was selected for the ESSkiA squad training camps in Norway this year.

Nieve Gauvain (U5E) who also got 11 A* has also been heavily involved with the pupil film club, Aspect. She produced the school’s end of year video – a hit on social media!

The introduction of the new numerical system of grading saw seven pupils achieve 9s in both English and English literature, which puts them in the category of very top achievers in the country. They are:

Anya Birch (U5P)

Daisy Campbell (U5E)

Nieve Gauvain (U5E)

Faye Hilyer (U5C)

Louis Mian (U5C)

Harry Troise (U5C)

Joseph Wootton (U5E)

We wish all pupils many congratulations on their fantastic results.