Students at Norwich High School are celebrating another year of excellent A Level results, with nearly half of all grades at A* to A, and almost one third of all girls achieving straight A*/A grades.
The girls achieved brilliantly over the full breadth of subjects available, with highlights including:
100% A* to B grades in Further Mathematics (of which 75% were A*/A grades), and 95% A* to B grades in Mathematics
100% A* to A grades in Latin
100% A* to B grades in both Art & Design (of which 80% were A*) and Textiles
96% A* to B grades across all three Modern Foreign Language subjects (French, German and Spanish)
86% A* to B grades in English Literature
Twenty seven girls also achieved A*/A grades in the Sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics), with particular congratulations to the 75% of girls who achieved A*/As in Physics.
Many girls enjoyed exciting individual successes, with three girls achieving straight A* grades.
Connie Trojan led the way with a fantastic haul of 5 A*s in Chemistry, French, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics, followed by Sophie Windsor with 4 A*s in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics and Politics, and Evie O’Neill who gained 3 A*s in Business Studies, Geography and Textiles. Both Connie and Sophie achieved a perfect 100% in both of their Core Mathematics modules.
Having been awarded the prestigious Palgrave Brown Scholarship earlier this year, Sophie will be studying Computer Science and Philosophy at the University of Oxford. It was also a good day for Classics students in waiting Chloe Lansley and Clara Foster, who will be heading to Cambridge.
Deepa Nelson and Catherine Williams, who both also achieved straight A*/A grades, will be joining several other Norwich High girls who have studied medical subjects, by respectively studying Medicine at Birmingham and Veterinary Sciences at Liverpool.
Soprano Lucy Thalange, Winner of the Young Norfolk Musician of the Year 2017 has sealed a place at the exclusive Royal Academy of Music in London to study singing after a rigorous application process and gaining the grades she needed.
Also unveiled today were some exceptional AS results, including 100% of girls achieving the top A grade in Further Mathematics and all 4 members of the Head Girl team achieving straight As in the exams they had taken.
Over the two year groups, 100% also achieved an A* to B grade in the EPQ (Extended Project Qualification), a qualification which is highly valued by many top universities as part of the application process.
Kirsty von Malaisé, Headmistress who joined the school just as these girls started their A Levels said:
“I am very proud of all of the girls’ strong individual performances and delighted that many now have the opportunity to succeed in the university courses of their choosing. I will miss them all very much and look forward to hearing about their ongoing successes in the near future.”