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By ALEX HURRELL, Reporter
Thursday, August 16, 2012
North Norfolk’s two state sixth-form colleges are celebrating their best-ever set of A-level results.
Both Paston College, in North Walsham, and Sheringham High School and Sixth-Form College have broken previous achievement records.
At Paston, new principal Kevin Grieve, said they were particularly pleased by the further rise in the overall A-level pass rate and especially the percentage of higher grades (A*-B).
And this year they would have more than 100 Norfolk County Scholars for the first time.
Paston’s A-level pass rate has now risen to more than 98pc with 52pc achieving A*-B top grades, and 75pc A*-C grades.
Students on BTEC Extended Diploma courses, equivalent to three A-levels, achieved a 96pc pass rate with 67pc achieving top distinction and merit grades.
“Our 2012 results are the best ever in the college and I am very proud of all the students and staff. said Mr Grieve.
Delighted Sheringham headteacher Tim Roderick compared the A-level success of “Team Sheringham” to that of record-breaking “Team GB” in the recent Olympics.
GRESHAM’S SCHOOL, HOLT
A-level pass rate A*-C: 85.1pc (86.9) (92)
AS-level pass rate A*-C: 77.2pc (70.6) (unavailable)
A-level pass rate A*-E: 99.7pc (99.2) (99.2)
AS-level pass rate A*-E: 95.1pc (94.8) (unavailable)
Percentage of pupils gaining three A-level passes: 96.4pc
“They have done fantastically. They have been well motivated and individually there are some fantastic results.”
Jeremy Quartermain, head of sixth form.
PASTON COLLEGE, NORTH WALSHAM
A-level pass rate A*-C: 75pc (74pc) (73)
AS-level pass rate A*-C: unavailable (63pc) (65)
A-level pass rate A*-E: 98pc (98) (98.8)
AS-level pass rate A*-E: unavailable (93pc) (95)
Percentage of pupils gaining three A-level passes: 96.8pc
“Our best-ever A-level results achieved by talented students, expertly and enthusiastically taught by Paston Sixth Form College’s team of dedicated specialist teachers. Well done to all involved.” Kevin Grieve
SHERINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL AND SIXTH
A-level pass rate A*-C: 77pc (72) (79)
AS-level pass rate A*-C: 61pc (58)
A-level pass rate A*-E: 99pc (99) (100)
AS-level pass rate A*-E: 88pc (90) (unavailable)
Percentage of pupils gaining three A-level passes: 77pc (72)
“Our sixth form goes from strength to strength. In a year when Team GB did so well it’s great that Team Sheringham has also produced its best-ever set of A-level results.
We are immensely proud of our students’ achievements and they and their teachers deserve congratulations for what they have accomplished.”
Tim Roderick, headteacher.