The percentage of Reepham College A-level pupils attaining grades A*, A, B or C this year rose to 89%, compared with 87% in 2016.
Reepham High School and College principal Mark Farrar was delighted with the results. “Every year since we’ve been open we’ve had extremely good results, but this year they have been better than ever,” he said. More than one in nine of the students got at least two A*s and an A grade at A level, and 5% gained three or more A* grades.
Reepham College students achieved the best results of any Norfolk state-funded post-16 provider, outperformed those of several prestigious private schools and achieved close to the same outcomes as two highly selective private schools in Norwich.
As in previous years Reepham College anticipates being identified as in the top 40 (out of 1,500) post-16 institutions in England and Wales, as measured by the progress students make between the ages of 16 and 18.
Meanwhile, 67% of Reepham High School GCSE students achieved a level four or above in English and maths this year, compared with 73% who achieved an A* to C in English and maths in 2016.
This year’s results are the first under the new system, which saw English literature, English language and maths grades given in numbers rather than the traditional A* to G.
Mr Farrar commented: “These are very good results for this particular cohort. We are especially pleased with the fact that over 22% of all grades were at A*/A/9/8/7. The hard work of our pupils on the new tougher GCSEs is to be commended.”
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