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Record Cambridge places crown A Level results

Published on 16/08/18

A record number of top university places crown this year's A Level results across Inspiration Trust schools.

Four students at Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form in Norwich secured the results needed to study at Cambridge University, with students reading maths, medicine, veterinary science, and natural science.

Overall, the sixth form's students achieved 75% A*-C grades, with more than a quarter of all grades at A*/A.

Principal Chris Jennings said: "I'm delighted that our students have achieved some exceptionally strong results, with many securing places at the country's top universities. Several students have achieved straight A*/A grades and we have a record four students securing places at Cambridge.

"Coming on top of our Outstanding rating from Ofsted, this crowns a great year for Sir Isaac."

At Jane Austen College in Norwich the A*-C pass rate rose to 88% - the top results in the city for a free to attend sixth form.

Principal David Thomas said: "Our sixth form has now firmly established itself as one of the top in Norfolk, and these results only add to that. Students have had the first year of new tougher exams without AS Levels, and our young people have definitely risen to that challenge with more than a fifth of grades at A*/A."

Students at the Hewett Academy posted particularly good results in art, religious studies, and Spanish, with an overall 52% of grades at A*-C.

Principal Rebecca Handley Kirk said: "I would like to congratulate all our students on their results, and their many individual achievements. We look forward to building on them with our new BTEC Plus courses starting in September."

At Thetford Academy results were steady with an overall 50% of grades at A*-C.

Principal Dan Carter said: "This was a comparatively small cohort but they have achieved some very strong results that each and every student should be proud of. The changes to AS and A Levels produced some challenges, which our students and staff have more than met with some notably strong performances in languages, computer science, and further maths."