Hundreds of students around Norfolk and Waveney are finding out their all-important A-level results today.

Collecting results is a major milestone in a young person’s life, with university places, college courses, apprenticeships or entry into the world of work at stake.

The pandemic has meant this year's students have suffered more disruption than any cohort before them and grades have been based on teachers’ assessment rather than exam results.

Some students will be picking up their results remotely online but others will be back in school for the ritual picking up that dreaded envelope and celebrating or comissorating with friends and classmates.

This live list of results from schools in Norfolk and Waveney will be updated as results come in to us, appearing alphabetically.

PLEASE NOTE: Some schools and colleges are choosing not to give the percentage of A* to C grades due to the unique way results have been assessed which makes comparisons with previous year’s impossible.

Attleborough Academy Norfolk
% of A* to C grades - No 2021 figures supplied

Executive principal Neil McShane said: “Congratulations to our Year 13 and Year 14 students who have achieved excellent results despite all the anxieties and disruption caused by the lockdowns in both of their years in the Sixth Form.

“Particular congratulations must go to Zeynep Ayhan (4 x A*s), Willow Fowler and Grace Luckhurst (both over 200 UCAS points).

“With over a quarter of our students achieving Norfolk Scholar status and 100% of our university applicants being accepted into their first choice course, we are exceptionally proud of the class of 2021 and we wish them every success in the future.”

Bungay High School
% of A* to C grades - No 2021 figures supplied

Headteacher Angelo Goduti said: “The governors and I would like to congratulate the students, staff and parents of Bungay High Sixth Form on the excellent results achieved this year.

“We are very proud of our students’ achievements at A Level and Level 3 courses, which clearly demonstrate their hard work, commitment and determination.

“The results are a credit to them, and testament to their dedication throughout another challenging and disrupted academic year.

“We are so pleased that despite all of the upheaval of recent months, our students have been so very successful in achieving their next steps and chosen university places.”

City of Norwich School
% of A* to C grades - No 2021 figures supplied

Headteacher Jo Philpott said: “Everyone at CNS has been so impressed with the determination, fortitude and resilience shown by the Class of 2021 throughout their A-level studies.

“Their excellent results are well deserved and reflect their positive attitude to learning, supported by the superb teaching and commitment from their teachers, the wider sixth form team, and their families.

“It has been wonderful to see so many happy faces today and I wish each student future success and happiness in their exciting next stage of learning and life.”

City College Norwich/Paston College/Easton College
% of A* to C grades - No 2021 figures supplied

Principal Corrienne Peasgood said: “"Across our three college sites at Easton, Paston and Norwich, we are celebrating the achievements of more than 1,200 students who have received results for level 3 vocational and technical qualifications and A-levels.

"These students have worked incredibly hard, showing so much determination and resilience in adapting to the changes to their learning imposed by the pandemic.

"They’ve achieved this with the support of our amazing teachers and support staff, together with the parents and carers who enabled and encouraged our students to stay on track, especially during the periods of home learning.

"Congratulations to every single one of our students on your achievements, which are paving the way for your next steps whether that’s entry to higher education, an apprenticeship, or the start of a great career."

College of West Anglia
% of A* to C grades - 77 (2020: 81%)

Principal David Pomfret said: “I am delighted with the outstanding A-level results we have achieved this year. To achieve an overall pass rate of 99% (grades A*-E) is testament to the hard work, dedication and commitment of both our students and teaching staff.

"We couldn’t be prouder of all they have achieved during their time with us and we wish them every success in their future endeavours.”

Dereham Sixth Form College
% of A* to C grades - No 2021 figures supplied
Heads of school Zoë Galley and Duncan Hone said: “We are, as ever, very proud of our students.
“Their hard work and diligence - and that of Dereham Sixth Form College staff - has meant another extremely strong set of results. We wish all of our students the very best for the future.”

Downham Market Academy
% of A* to C grades - No 2021 figures supplied

The school said: “We are delighted that the hard work of staff and students has resulted in our best set of A-Level results yet, allowing all our students to access their chosen destinations from September.

“Ninety per cent of students at Athena were accepted to their first-choice university, and 45% of students have been accepted to Russell Group universities: the UK's 24 top higher education institutions.

“Students are leaving us to embark on a wide range of different degree courses including architecture; mathematics; fine art; physics; history; English literature; psychology; engineering, and many more.”

East Norfolk Sixth Form College, Great Yarmouth
% of A* to C grades - No 2021 figures supplied

Principal Dr Catherine Richards said: “The students have even surpassed my expectations. They have had a very disruptive year and yet they have risen to the challenge.

"This year has been even more rigorous than usual as there has been much more evidence needed to justify final results."

Hartismere School and Sixth Form College
% of A* to C grades - 94%

Headmaster 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 families".

Hellesdon High School
% of A* to C grades - No 2021 figures supplied

Richard Taylor, director of sixth form, said: “"We are really pleased and proud of all the work and achievements of our students, especially after such a difficult and disrupted year.

“My thanks to the teachers and colleagues who have worked tirelessly to ensure our students are able to progress onto their next steps. It was fantastic to see so many of them pick up their results in person this year too!"

INTO University of East Anglia
% of A* to C grades - 95.7% (2020: 99%)

Samantha Payne, Newton A Level programme manager, said: “I would like to say a huge congratulations to our Newton students for their fantastic A-level results.

“I am immensely proud of their outstanding achievements. It has been a challenging time and despite this the students have continued to amaze us with their resilience and dedication to their studies.

“I wish them every success in their future as they move on to their university studies.”

Jane Austen College, Norwich
% of A* to C grades - 84%

Executive principal, Antony Little and head of school Summer Turner said: "We are incredibly proud of our Year 13 students for excelling in their A-level results this summer. Whether in the physical or the virtual classroom, the Jane Austen College Year 13s have demonstrated great dedication, maturity and passion for their studies.

"Alongside this, they have developed a strength of character which will allow them to lead a flourishing life. Their success is also a testament to the hard work of our staff and the immense support of our families.

"We are proud that our students are going on to study at some of the best universities in the country, from SOAS to St Andrews to our very own UEA.

“We anticipate bright futures for them and look forward to seeing how they will make their mark on the world."

King Edward VII Academy, King's Lynn
% of A* to C grades - 83%

Principal Sarah Hartshorn said, “It has been another challenging year for both staff and pupils. I have been very proud of the determination and resilience our students have shown during this year’s examination series.

“The centre assessed grade process was extremely rigorous and fair. We were pleased that members of staff, who know the young people best, were central to this. I cannot thank the staff at KES enough for the many additional hours supporting this process.

“As a school our destination data continues to be well above national average; 85% of those applying to university achieved a place at their first-choice university including Hannah Robbins who will study English at Cambridge University and all of our students are secured places on their next pathways to success. It has been a privilege to work with these students and we wish them well for the future.”

Langley School
% of A* to C grades - 94% (2020: 82%)

Headmaster Jon Perriss said: “I am delighted with these impressive results and warmly congratulate all the young people for whom these grades are a validation of two years of hard work in incredibly testing circumstances.

“This cohort is the strongest Langley has had for many years, regardless of the method of assessment, and the results are testament to the integrity of the process and calibre of the student.

“I am grateful to the professionalism and care shown by the teaching staff who have supported these young people through their journey and can be rightly proud of their achievements too.”

Lowestoft Sixth Form College
% of A* to C grades - 91.7pc

Principal Keith Shiels said: "I'm exceptionally proud of the work done by teachers, students and all the support staff as well.

"The excellent results we have achieved not just this year but last year and the years before are a tribute to everyone's hard work at the college.

"The adaptability of staff and students throughout the pandemic and with online teaching has been exceptional.

"I'm thinking there will still be issues into next year during the autumn but we will be doing face-to-face lessons."

Norwich High School for Girls
% of A* to C grades - No 2021 figures supplied

Headteacher Alison Sefton said: “The school has been committed to delivering fair outcomes for all our students through the teacher assessed grade process and is delighted that the grades submitted were confirmed by the examination boards today.

“We are all really proud of the achievements of all our upper sixth students and are delighted that so many of them have secured their first choice university places.

“There were terrific individual successes and particular congratulations must go to the following girls achieved straight A*s Charlotte Carr, Sophie Barrow, deputy head girl, Mia Sharrock, Lucy Bell, Maisie Howard, Emma Ledward, Catherine Moir, Jenna O’Flynn, Aditi Prabhu and Tabitha Yull.

"This has been an extraordinary year for students with the pandemic impacting on their preparation for A-levels as well as the examination process itself. They have shown resilience and determination to succeed and approached the year with tenacity.”

Norwich School
% of A* to C grades - No 2021 figures supplied

Headmaster Steffan Griffiths said: “The Class of 2021 has responded with resilience, dignity and ambition to the unique educational journey they have faced. I am delighted that they have been rewarded today with excellent A Level results which set them up for exciting onward journeys.

“In offering my congratulations to them, I should also like to record my gratitude to our staff and families for supporting these young people during such a challenging period of time; the whole Norwich School community has pulled together in recent months.”

Notre Dame High School
% of A* to C grades - No 2021 figures supplied

Head of school Tom Pinnington said: “The Notre Dame community are incredibly proud of our Y13 students. They have had to endure much over the last two years, more than any other previous A-level cohort.

“They have shown character traits that young people often don’t get much credit for and have faced each challenge with grace and determination.

“There are many success stories, and most importantly the majority of them are moving on to their first choice of institution, apprenticeship, or career as well rounded, knowledgeable, and morally informed young people. We wish all of our Y13 the very best!”

Open Academy Norwich
% of A* to C grades - No 2021 figures supplied

Principal Jon Ford said: “The Open Academy community has, as always, come together to get our Y13 students through such incredible times.

"I would therefore like to thank staff who worked so hard to ensure that grades were accurate and representative, and students for their incredible effort and hard work this year whether in the academy or from home during the various lockdowns.

"I wish to congratulate the students for such a great set of results in such challenging circumstances and I and all at DNEAT wish them all the best with their next steps in education, training or employment as they look at embarking upon the first steps into their chosen career pathways.”

Ormiston Victory Academy, Costessey
% of A* to C grades - No 2021 figures supplied

Principal Naomi Palmer said: “We are excited to celebrate some fantastic results with our students today – I am so proud of what they have achieved – and that we continue to offer a wide range of courses and educational opportunities to suit all needs and aspirations.

“Our Year 13s are an incredibly able group of young people with high hopes for the future and great attitudes to the importance of study. We wish them all well on the next stage of the journey, whatever that might be.”

Saint Felix School, Southwold
% of A* to C grades: 93% (2020: 86%)

Headmaster James Harrison said: “Despite the obstacles and difficulties that this cohort of students had to face during their A-Level studies, I am pleased that all of them have secured their first-choice places at university and that they have fared so well academically.

“This has always been a dedicated and highly able group of students and so their amazing successes this morning comes as no surprise to those that know them well. I could not be prouder and I wish them all success for the future.”

Reepham College
% of A* to C grades - No 2021 figures supplied

College Director Helen McGuinness said: “As we mark our twelfth year as an Ofsted rated outstanding college, we once again celebrate the tremendous results of our students particularly in regard to this year’s exceptional circumstances.

“This reflects two years hard work, the excellent level of pastoral and academic support provided by staff, and the unwavering support of their parents.

“Our students start the next exciting stage of their lives as capable, mature, and well-rounded young people.”

Sheringham High School
% of A* to C grades - No 2021 figures supplied

Director of Sixth Form, Mr Keshavarz, said: “We are immensely proud of the achievements of all our students. Throughout the last two years in particular, these young people have repeatedly impressed us with their ability to work hard through exceptionally difficult circumstances.

“Their resilience and commitment have been an example to all future students and they should be congratulated on a superb set of results.

“Huge credit should also go to all our staff for their dedication and to all parents for their continued support.”

Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form College, Norwich
% of A* to C grades - 84%

Principal Chris Jennings said: “I am exceptionally proud of all our students.

"They have worked tirelessly through a turbulent two years, demonstrating high levels of resilience and a superb attitude to all the changes that have taken place in schools during the pandemic.

“They are a credit to their families and I wish them every success in the future.”

Sir John Leman High School, Beccles
% of A* to C grades - No 2021 figures supplied

Headteacher Michael Taylor said: “As a group of schools, we would like to congratulate and praise the students across our schools who reacted so well to the fractured, interrupted and unexpected journey they had through their KS4/KS5 studies.

“Although they have been generated in an atypical way, captured in today’s grades is a recognition of the accumulation of considerable knowledge, understanding, skill and experience. Students should go forward with confidence in their grades, reassured that their endeavours have been recognised and rewarded.

“We wish all of our young people every success and happiness for their futures.”

Springwood High School, King's Lynn
% of A* to C grades - 84%

West Norfolk Academies Trust executive headteacher Andy Johnson said: "The staff and governors at Springwood are delighted with the achievements of our students today. Days like this are what we exist for.

"There was a very positive atmosphere at Springwood this morning and after a challenging few months, it's been a wonderful celebration of the success of the brilliant young people collecting their results.

"This has been an excellent year group and it was great to see the excitement from students as they head off to start a new chapter in their educational journey."

Sprowston Community Academy
% of A* to C grades - No 2021 figures supplied

Headteacher Liz Wood said: “We are delighted with the fantastic results of our students today. For them to achieve such a great set of results would be a significant achievement at any time, but to do this in the circumstances is remarkable.

“Despite two major interruptions to their study, and the uncertainty and anxiety this created, this year's group have consistently shown determination, resilience, humour and fantastic teamwork.

“They have been a much valued part of "Team Sprowston'' and we wish them lots of luck and happiness as they move on to the next stage in their lives.

“A big thank you to all the people who have supported them along the way including parents, carers and our amazing team of teaching and support staff.”

Taverham High School
% of A* to C grades - No 2021 figures supplied

Headteacher Carol Dallas said: “We are so proud and delighted for all our Taverham students. They have worked so hard, battling a host of obstacles and pressure and we could not be more impressed by their resilience.

“A special thanks to all the families and staff who have supported this cohort throughout their course. We are confident that with this level of success they will accomplish great things in the future.”

Thomas Clarkson Academy, Wisbech
% of A* to C grades - No 2021 figures supplied

Principal Richard Scott said: “We are extremely proud of the achievements of our young people in their A-levels this year, especially when considering the unprecedented disruption to their education in the last 18 months.
“They have shown resilience and unwavering dedication to overcome these challenges and become confident, ambitious and high-achieving individuals.

“Jenna Petchell and Harry Preston are our two highest performing students, both achieving A* in all three of their A-levels. Callum Sturman, Max Hamilton and Louise Peart have made the most significant progress.

“There is no doubt in my mind that this perseverance in the face of adversity has allowed them to achieve such fantastic results today and progress to the university or career of their choice.”

Thetford Academy
% of A* to C grades - 86% (2020: 65%)

Principal Dan Carter said: “I’m full of pride and admiration for our Year 13 pupils as they collect their results today. The most important thing is that these grades enable our students to progress successfully to their desired destination.

“I’m pleased to say that the vast majority of our students have places at their chosen university, with an increased number going to top providers.

"Year 13 got record breaking GCSE results in 2019 and have done the same at A-level in 2021. The class of 2021 have proved again what young people from Thetford are capable of and these grades are fully deserved.

“I’m proud of our students' hard work and resilience, especially considering the challenging circumstances they have faced in the last 18 months.

"I offer my sincere best wishes to the class of 2021, they will be very fondly remembered at Thetford Academy.”

Thetford Grammar School
% of A* to C grades - 99% (2020: 87%)

The school said: “In the most difficult of academic circumstances, these highly successful outcomes are much deserved. These excellent results are consistent with those achieved by previous cohorts in recent years.

“Despite pandemic-related disruption across both years of A-level study, our students have shown resilience and determination, arguably working even harder than usual to achieve these incredible results.

“We are very proud of our students and the success they have earned.”

Thorpe St Andrew Sixth Form
% of A* to C grades - No 2021 figures supplied

Principal Penny Bignell said: “Congratulations to our students for their achievements in such extraordinary times. We celebrate all their results, hard work and resilience.

“All staff at Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form are proud of our students and wish them the very best with their futures as they embark on their chosen career paths.”

University Technical College Norfolk (UTCN)
% of A* to C grades - No 2021 figures supplied

Headteacher Alex Hayes said: “We’re delighted with the destinations that our students are progressing to, including working with Lotus Cars, with KLM, in offshore wind as well as moving on to university.

“Aircraft and mechanical engineering courses seem to be the most popular, with computer routes also well represented.

“There has been a lot of doom and gloom talked about the ‘Covid generation’, but that could not be further from what we have seen at UTCN.

“A number of our students are actually going into careers that have been created by the pandemic, including in the health sector and computer engineering.

“There has been discussion of grossly overinflated grades this year, although this is not our view. Staff have gone through an extremely rigorous process to determine grades fairly and accurately they thoroughly deserve.”

Wymondham College
% of A* to C grades - No 2021 figures supplied

Headteacher Dan Browning said: “I am absolutely delighted for our students having achieved such outstanding results despite the challenges caused by the pandemic.

"Everyone has experienced their own ‘Covid journey’ and I could not be prouder of how our students and staff have coped during the most challenging of times.

“Our students leave with excellent results, but they also leave as confident young leaders and it is the extra-curricular, sporting opportunities and leadership experiences that our students enjoy that are an equally important part of their educational, life long journey.”

Wymondham High Academy
% of A* to C grades - No 2021 figures supplied

Principal Jonathan Rockey said: “We are exceptionally proud of the way in which all our students have responded to the events of the last 18 months. They have accepted all the challenges and uncertainties they have faced under the most difficult of circumstances.

“All our students can be justifiably proud of their achievements, their work ethic and determination and can now look forward to starting the next phase of their journey.

“We would like to congratulate all our sixth formers and wish them the very best of luck in their chosen pathway. We are immensely proud of you all."