Diss and Eye schools celebrate improved A-level results

Headteacher of Diss High School Jan Hunt

Headteacher of Diss High School Jan Hunt - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2011

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.'

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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