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Teachers and students reflect on A-level success


By Newsdesk Diss


Sixth formers picked up their A-level results this week.

Diss High School Students celebrate their results
Diss High School Students celebrate their results

Despite tougher exams, Diss High School secured a pass rate of 99 per cent, with 83 per cent of grades being A* to C.

Here's what teachers and students had to say:

Diss High School Students: Issy Lawton, Amy Rix, Carina Riches, Issy Buck and Molly Spencer
Diss High School Students: Issy Lawton, Amy Rix, Carina Riches, Issy Buck and Molly Spencer

Headteacher Dr Jan Hunt said: “A-levels were more rigorous this year and students and staff are to be congratulated on a fabulous set of results.

“Nearly all of our students have already had their university places confirmed.”

Keith Kiddie, one of the school’s governors, shared Dr Hunt’s views.

“I’m delighted at the results achieved by the students,” he said.

“It is a testament to all of the time and hard work they have put towards achieving them.”

Diss High School Students: Georgina Dunkinson, Max Court, William Ashwood, Martin Nunn and Rebecca Emsden
Diss High School Students: Georgina Dunkinson, Max Court, William Ashwood, Martin Nunn and Rebecca Emsden

Achieving four A* grades and an A, Diss sixth former William Ashwood said getting his results was a relief.

“It’s been a lot of work and stress up to this point - but, it’s all over now,” said the 18-year-old from Scole.

“Last night wasn’t the best night’s sleep.

“I will be studying natural sciences in York. I think I’m the only pupil the school to be doing that. I am looking forward to it.”

Fellow sixth former, Georgina Dunkinson, 18, from East Harling, also enjoyed result success.

“It was so much hard work and months of nerves ever since I received my offers in January,” she said.

“I’m pleased the wait is over, but I’m really going to miss the sixth form - everybody has been so lovely.”

Georgina has now had confirmation of her offer to study medicine at Newnham College, Cambridge.

Rebecca Emsden achieved the equivalent of 3A* grades and will study Maths at Loughborough University, Martin Nunn gained 2A*s and 2 As and will study Economics at Leeds University, Max Court gained 3 grade As and a grade C and will read Physics at Bath University.

In Eye, Hartismere School’s Sixth Form said its 102 pupils had a pass rate of 99.7 per cent, with 86 per cent achieving A* to C.

Hartismere High School students: Emily Pringle, Megan Atkins, Jared Wilson-Godber, Alex Kilburn and Jessica Rice
Hartismere High School students: Emily Pringle, Megan Atkins, Jared Wilson-Godber, Alex Kilburn and Jessica Rice

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

Head of the school’s sixth form, Sarah Gray, said she was “thrilled to bits” at the sixth formers’ success.

Attleborough Academy had a pass rate of 96 per cent, with 54 per cent of pupils achieving grades of A* to C.

Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham has 99 per cent pass rate, with 74 per cent of students achieving a grade between A* and C.



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