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North Norfolk schools top records with GCSE results

PUBLISHED: 12:18 24 August 2010 | UPDATED: 09:49 16 September 2010

Lucy Hare from Gresham's School who gained  10A* s and 1A in her GCSEs

Lucy Hare from Gresham's School who gained 10A* s and 1A in her GCSEs

Schools across north Norfolk have reported record achievements some beating all previous records, as students collected their GCSE results today.

Schools across north Norfolk have reported record achievements some beating all previous records, as students collected their GCSE results today.

At Cromer High School there were tears of joy as students found out how they had fared, and the school posted its best ever set of results.

Georgia Gray, 16, from Roughton, had achieved sevens A*s, four As and one B.

She plans to study A-levels in biology, chemistry, maths and English at Paston Sixth Form College.

She said: “I hope to go on and do something in medicine or biology. I know it can be tough getting into university so I am going to do volunteer work in the meantime as well.”

Head Glyn Hambling, said: “The results are a testament to the commitment and partnership between staff and pupils who have worked extremely hard to gain the best for everybody.

“This shows our commitment to develop ourselves which will continue into the future.”

Sheringham High also had its best ever set of results, with 65pc of students gaining five A*-Cs in subjects including English and maths, and 73pc gaining five A*-Cs in all subjects.

Head Tim Roderick said: “These are a stunning set of results, they reflect the continued progress that the school is making. I am delighted that all of our students' hard work has come to fruition. I am very proud of them. Our students are a wonderful group of young people and they and the staff deserve congratulations for these magnificent results.”

At Aylsham again there cries of delight as the school topped its previous records.

Head Duncan Spalding said: “I am so immensely proud of our students and their wonderful achievements. They have exceeded all expectations with their tremendous results and have done themselves, their families, their teachers, their school and their community proud. They now have the perfect platform from which to build for their future success.

Completing the line-up for best ever results was Stalham High School.

Headteacher Melinda Derry said overall their A*-C grades for all subjects were the best results in the school's history.

She added: “We're delighted with that. We are confident the changes we have brought about this year will mean we achieve all of our ambitious targets next year.”

At Gresham's School in Holt students exceeded expectations, with the school gaining an impressive set of results, including 99pc of students achieving five GCSEs A*-Cs in any subjects.

Headmaster Philip John said: “All of our pupils have either achieved, or exceeded, their potential and well deserve these results." -

For full round-up of results and GCSE coverage see Thursday's North Norfolk News.

Results:

The first figure shows the percentage of students who gained five or more A*-C GCSEs including English and maths. The figures in brackets are the same results for 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 and 2005.

The second figure shows the percentage of students who gained five or more A*-C GCSEs in any subjects. The figures in brackets are the same results for 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 and 2005.

SHERINGHAM HIGH

65pc (56) (59) (46) (51)

73pc (61) (60) (52) (56)

AYLSHAM HIGH

73pc (60) (66) (59) (45)

83pc (74) (72) (62) (55)

NORTH WALSHAM HIGH

50pc (30) (46) (43) (36) (unavailable)

68pc (61) (63) (50) (44) (unavailable)

STALHAM HIGH

39pc (43) (45) (35) (45)

61pc (52) (54) (46) (58)

CROMER HIGH

58pc (47) (39) (37) (37)

63pc (54) (49) (46) (50)

GRESHAM'S SCHOOL, HOLT

98pc (98) (96) (98.6) (97)

99pc (100) (98) (100) (95.5)

REEPHAM HIGH

57pc (67) (59) (51) (62) (50)

83pc (82) (74) (67) (68) (62)

BROADLAND HIGH, HOVETON

64pc (58) (58) (63) (62)

71pc (73) (67) (68) (69)


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