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A-level results lead to celebrations in Diss and Eye

PUBLISHED: 13:36 13 August 2015 | UPDATED: 14:14 13 August 2015

Diss High School students receive their A-level results.

Diss High School students receive their A-level results.

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2015

Dozens of teenagers at Diss High School and Hartismere School and Sixth Form found out if they are heading to the universities of their choice as they anxiously opened their results today.

Diss High School students receive their A-level results.Diss High School students receive their A-level results.

From 9.20am more than 80 pupils could collect their A-level and AS-level results at Diss High School.

For the second year running the school had a A-level pass rate of 100pc for A*-E grades and 85pc for A*-C grades, with more than 55pc of all A-level grades being A*-B.

Alex Rockey, 17, from Wingfield, gained three As and an A*, including history and English language.

He will study politics and international relations at Exeter University.

Heather Laurie, Angus Willams and Hannah Yager celebrate their A-level results at Hartismere School and Sixth FormHeather Laurie, Angus Willams and Hannah Yager celebrate their A-level results at Hartismere School and Sixth Form

Theo Perrin, 18, is off to study English with creative writing at the University of Nottingham after he gained three A*/As and a B, including creative film study and English.

Philippe Maju, 18, of Roydon, was pleased to gain three A*/As and a B, including maths, and will be studying biotechnology and microbiology at the University of York.

Headteacher Dr Jan Hunt said: “Students and staff are to be congratulated on a fabulous set of results.

The icing on the cake was to learn that Alex Brundle, a former Diss High student, has just gained a first class honours degree on his MChem, Chemistry with a Year Abroad (USA) course at the University of Leicester.”

Across the county border, Hartismere School and Sixth Form in Eye, which had 94 exam takers, had the same 100pc and 85pc pass rates for A-levels.

Heather Laurie, 18 from Stuston, got A* in chemistry and As in maths and biology and will study chemistry at Birmingham University.

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

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