A-LEVEL RESULTS: Diss Express area is the ‘A’ team after outstanding results

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Hartismere School students in Eye jump for joy on A-level results day.

At Diss High School there was a 100 per cent pass rate with 85 per cent of grades issued at A*-C, while at Hartismere School, the pass rate was 99 per cent.

MDEP-18-08-2016-010 A Level results Sarah Hunt student Diss High School Diss Express ANL-160818-121829005

MDEP-18-08-2016-010 A Level results Sarah Hunt student Diss High School Diss Express ANL-160818-121829005

Diss High School headteacher Dr Jan Hunt said: “Students and staff are to be congratulated on a fabulous set of results!”

More than 60 per cent of all Diss students’ A-levels were graded A or B.

Framlingham’s Thomas Mills High School saw a pass rate of 98 per cent, with half of all grades between A* and B.

Philip Hurst, Thomas Mills’ headteacher, said, “We congratulate the students on a superb set of results.

Students and staff are to be congratulated on a fabulous set of results!

Dr Jan Hunt, headteacher, Diss High School

“As a year group they were a pleasure to work with and their contribution to the wider life of the school was exceptional.

“We wish them every success with the next stage of their lives.

“There are some really stunning results which reflect the hard work of students and staff.”

Top performers at Thomas Mills included Calvin Coe, with four As and an A grade in the extended project, Elizabeth Gaylard, who secured two A* grades and an A, and Tom Heath, who achieved one A* and three A grades.

MDEP-18-08-2016-007 A Level results Przemyslaw Jasinski & Carl Chipperfield students Diss High School Diss Express ANL-160818-121313005

MDEP-18-08-2016-007 A Level results Przemyslaw Jasinski & Carl Chipperfield students Diss High School Diss Express ANL-160818-121313005

Nationally, the pass rate was 98.1 per cent, while the Ucas admissions service said 424,000 university places have been offered, up three per cent.

The pick of the results at Diss High came from town resident Sarah Hunt, 18, who earned five A*/A grades, and will go on to read geography at Queen’s College, Cambridge.

“I am really, really happy,” she said. “It has been really hard work but I am really excited.”

Although she conceded she did not know what she wanted to do as a future career for certain, she said she had her heart set on going to Cambridge University since completing her GCSEs, and was looking forward to the experience and the challenge.

MDEP-18-08-2016-019 A Level results  students Ben Broadley Jordan Askham-Flood & Tom Knapp Diss High School Diss Express ANL-160818-122723005

MDEP-18-08-2016-019 A Level results students Ben Broadley Jordan Askham-Flood & Tom Knapp Diss High School Diss Express ANL-160818-122723005

“It’s a bit unreal,” she added.

“I don’t really believe it.”

Other high performers in Diss included Jack Rodwell, of Bressingham, who achieved four A*/A grades, and will read chemistry sat Imperial College, London.

“I was really nervous this morning, I did not sleep much last night, but there’s a lot of relief now.

“I’m looking forward to the next challenge and moving on.”

A-levels between A*-C were 52.4 per cent at Attleborough Academy.

MDEP-18-08-2016-018 A Level results  students Ellie Drake Ben Carpenter Kate Wheeler & Chloe Watson Diss High School Diss Express ANL-160818-122543005

MDEP-18-08-2016-018 A Level results students Ellie Drake Ben Carpenter Kate Wheeler & Chloe Watson Diss High School Diss Express ANL-160818-122543005

Principal Neil McShane said: “This year shows a significant increase for the Academy in the points achieved by all students and increases on other measures, including the overall pass rate.

“Congratulations to our Year 13 students for their hard work and commitment, the vast majority of whom have been accepted onto their university course of choice.

“These results also reflect the dedication and professionalism of all our staff and the continuing support of our parents.

“Particular congratulations should go to Chloe Whiterod with a superb set of two A* grades, two A grades and a B grade and Dan Smith-Hughes who achieved A*s in maths and creative writing a year early.

At Hartismere School, A*-C grades were at 79 per cent, down from 85 per cent last year.

Headmaster James McAtear said: “These results are a testimony to the hard work of all out staff, governors and students and to the support given to them by their parents.”

MDEP-18-08-2016-001 A Level results students Ellen Bodger & May Rowland-Pomp Hartismere School Diss Express ANL-160818-120925005

MDEP-18-08-2016-001 A Level results students Ellen Bodger & May Rowland-Pomp Hartismere School Diss Express ANL-160818-120925005

Students at Attleborough Academy pick up their A-level results. ANL-160818-122054001

Students at Attleborough Academy pick up their A-level results. ANL-160818-122054001