TEN Group students celebrate A Level results

Hundreds of Year 13 students across the TEN Group celebrated A Level results day on 18th August. 

Strong results by our students ensured that the vast majority secured their first choice university places, as well as progression to Apprenticeships and employment.  It was an important day for Year 12 students too, who were collecting their AS grades. 

It was a particularly significant results day for UTC Norfolk, which was celebrating its first ever set of results – both Engineering BTECs and A Levels, as its students follow a programme of learning that combines academic and vocational qualifications.  Around half of UTC Norfolk’s Year 13 leavers are going on to engineering-related degree courses, and half to Apprenticeships.   

Alex Hayes, UTC Norfolk Principal, said: “We are delighted by our first set of Engineering results, which our students are celebrating today alongside their A Level achievements.  These results have enabled our students to take up a wide range of university and Apprenticeship places.  Our mission is to develop tomorrow's engineering and technology specialists and that is exactly what we are doing.  Congratulations go to our students, staff and parents for all their hard work.”   

Over at Fakenham College, another “excellent” year for A Levels and progression to higher education was hailed by Head of Sixth Form, Lianne Higgins, who said: “Our Year 13 students have achieved some of our best A Level results in recent years and many are now going on to some of the top universities in the country.  It is the 7th successive year in which Fakenham College students have secured Oxbridge places.  Well done to all of our students for their hard work and achievements.”    

There was also plenty to celebrate at Attleborough Academy Norfolk, where A Level results showed improvements on several measures, including the overall pass rate.  Neil McShane, Principal, said: “Congratulations to our Year 13 students for their hard work and commitment, the vast majority of whom have been accepted onto their university course of choice. These results also reflect the dedication and professionalism of all our staff and the continuing support of our parents. Particular congratulations should go to Chloe Whiterod with a superb set of two A* grades, two A grades and a B grade and Dan Smith-Hughes who achieved A*s in Maths and Creative Writing a year early.”   

Meanwhile students at the Sixth Form Centre at City College Norwich shared their A Level success stories with BBC Radio Norfolk and Norwich 99.9 listeners.  Corrienne Peasgood, Principal, said: “We have many students who have performed outstandingly well this year and I would like to wish all of our students well as they progress on to the next step in their learning and careers, whether that is higher education, apprenticeships or employment.  I’d also like to express huge thanks, on behalf of our current and former A Level students, and staff, to outgoing head of the Sixth Form Centre, Steve Guratsky.  We look forward to the continuing strengthening of our vibrant A Level provision under the leadership of Ray Goodman.”