Diss and Eye schools celebrate improved A-level results
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The headteachers at Diss High School and Hartismere School in Eye were pleased with the results achieved by their pupils and praised their hard work.
A-level students at Diss achieved an 85pc pass rate at A*-C, a seven percent improvement on last year and a 100pc pass rate at grades A*-E.
Of these, 36 students received at least one grade at A*/A.
Dr Jan Hunt, headteacher at Diss, said: 'We are very pleased indeed. I think they are a fabulous set of results and the students have done really well.'
The Hartismere candidates gained 80pc A*-C grades and 100pc A*-E and headteacher James McAtear said: '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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Star performers at Diss included Declan Jones, who achieved five A*/As and an A* for his extended project and will be going to Oxford University to read physics, while Tom Howard gained four A*/As and an A* for his extended project.
The 18-year-old, who lives in Briar Road, Redenhall, got the A*/As in general studies, history, media studies and business studies and was especially pleased to get the A in history as he is hoping to become a history teacher and will study the subject at UEA.
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He said: 'It is definitely better than what I was expecting. I thought I mught get a few As and maybe a B or two. I will be going out to celebrate with friends.'
Jude Palmer, 18, of De Morley Close, Roydon, also achieved four A*/As and a B, including As in English, classical civilisation and history, an A* in general studies and a B in geography.
She will be going to Nottingham University to read English language and literature.
'I am just relieved and happy to have got the grades I need to get where I want to go,' she added.
Lauren Bennett, 18, of Long Row, Tibenham gained A*s in geography, classics and English and Bs in history and general studies to read classical civilisation at Warwick University.
She said: 'I am really happy because I did not think I would get A*s at all.'
Anna Tran, 18, of Horner Close, Roydon, achieved A*s in art, history and English and a B in psychology to read English and American literature and the philosophy of art at the University of Kent.
'I was not expecting an A*. I was expecting two As so I was really happy about that. I am really relieved and just looking forward to going to university.
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