City of Norwich School celebrates excellent A Level results

Sixth form students at City of Norwich School (CNS), have achieved an excellent set of results this year in their A levels exams.

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12 students achieved straight A and A*grades, with 3 achieving 3 or more A*’s. The school is also celebrating an impressive 5 students who have successfully been offered places at Oxbridge, or to study medical and veterinary sciences. The average points score has also improved overall from last year’s results. The percentage of students who achieved A*-C grades is 71%.

Jim Nixon, Head teacher at City of Norwich School:

"We are pleased to have another great set of results that reflects the dedication and commitment of our students and everyone at home and at CNS who have supported them. Our vibrant, dynamic and large sixth form contributes greatly to school life, I will miss them all but am confident that they will do well in whatever path they choose."

Once again, there are some amazing individual stories this year and the girls continue to excel in the STEMM subjects at CNS, with three girls achieving A and A* grades in maths and physics, including:

  • Emma Cartner achieved A* in Biology, A in Chemistry and A in Maths. She is going to Sheffield to study medicine - "I have wanted to study medicine for a while and I’m really pleased. We had a lot of support from CNS staff for interviews and applications."
  • Kara Kordtoimiekel achieved Bs in Biology, Chemistry and Maths and is going to Nottingham University to study Veterinary Science - "I’m so excited, it’s all I have ever wanted to do, to be a vet."
  • Lucy Rodd achieved A in Biology, A in Chemistry, A in Maths and an A in her EPQ. She is going to Birmingham to study Biochemistry.

Kimberley Shone has also excelled in STEMM subjects. She is the title holder for the 2017 OAT Einstein Award and was selected from over 26,000 students across the OAT network to receive it.  Kimberley will study Mechanical Engineering at Loughborough University after achieving 2 A*s in Maths and Physics and an A in Product Design.

Three students are leaving CNS to join Oxbridge universities - CNS Sixth Form has a dedicated programme in place to help students apply for places within Oxbridge and Russell Group Universities.

  • Mikey Matthews achieved 4 A*s in Computer Science, Maths, Further Maths and Physics. He is going to study Computer Sciences at Cambridge University
  • Emma Wilson Kemsley achieved A*s in Biology, Computer Sciences and Physics and A in Maths. She is going to Oxford to study Biomedical Sciences
  • Edmund Jones achieved As in Geography, Economics and Maths and will study Economics and Management at Oxford University

CNS Head Boy, James Whyman, was delighted with his results and will study Natural Sciences at Durham University after achieving 4 A*s in Chemistry, Maths, Physics and his EPQ.

"I’m really interested in renewable energy and fusion so I may work towards that."

Inspirational Achiever, Rachel Brooker achieved fantastic results against the odds. Rachel studied hard for her A Levels during a time when she also needed to care for her mum who had a long term illness. During Rachel’s studies, her mum sadly died from cancer. Rachel achieved an A* in Philosophy and Ethics, and As in Politics, History and an EPQ. She is now going to Kings College in London to study History and International Relations.

"I’m so happy, and I’m really proud. My Dad cried on the phone when I told him. I’m thinking about becoming a political journalist after my degree."

Karen Treby, Sixth Form Coordinator:

"We’re so proud of Rachel, she is incredibly focused and organised and is an inspiration to her peers."


Picture caption (left to right): Assistant Head Teacher Helen Moulton and A Level student Rachel Brooker