City of Norwich School celebrates record A level results

Students at City of Norwich School, an Ormiston Academy, are celebrating today after outstanding A Level results – with two students securing places at Oxbridge and nearly a third of those going on to study at university have secured places at elite Russell Group universities.

CNS A Levels 2016

The Academy has improved on last year’s results, with the excellent work of the teaching team complemented by initiatives offered by its sponsor, Ormiston Academies Trust, who appointed an ‘Access Champion’, Simon Pedley to help students navigate the university application process.

The excellent work of the teaching team was complemented by initiatives offered by its sponsor, Ormiston Academies Trust, who appointed an ‘Access Champion’, Simon Pedley to help students navigate the university application process.

As part of his work, Simon delivers lectures and workshops on Oxbridge and Russell Group applications and encourages students to develop skills and experiences to help them stand out and access top universities.

Simon has worked with a number of students at the school, who will now be going on to study at some the country’s best universities. 29% of students have already been offered places at the elite Russell Group universities and two students have been successful in gaining places at Oxbridge.

They include:

  • Eddie Milne-Brown who will be going to read English at Oxford after achieving A* in Maths and As in English and History.
  • Hannah Huzel-Steel gained 3 A* in Psychology, Sociology and English Literature and is going to read Human and Political Science at Queens College, Cambridge.

Jim Nixon, Principal at City of Norwich School, said: “We are delighted with our results which include many individual success stories at all levels reflecting our comprehensive ethos.  My thanks to our magnificent sixth form students who bring so much to the school, to our superb teachers for their commitment and dedication, to our parents for their continued support and our Governors who give so much of their own personal time for the benefit of our youngsters.

“It’s been another excellent year!”

Chief Executive of Ormiston Academies Trust, Toby Salt, added: “It is our absolute priority at OAT to ensure that every student fulfils their potential, no matter what their background, and we are thrilled to see these results today.

“Students, parents and staff at City of Norwich School should be very proud of their achievements and we wish everyone the best of luck with the next phase of their education or vocational path.”