City of Norwich School

CNS celebrates students GCSE results

Students at City of Norwich School have been celebrating with staff today after receiving their GCSE results, enabling them to embark on the next chapter of their education.

Their achievements have come at the end of what has been another challenging year as a result of COVID-19 and disruption to their 2 years of GCSE learning.

Despite this, the academy, which is sponsored by Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), has seen continued success.  Some standout individual achievements include:

Poppy Hewitt 

Poppy achieved nine grade 9s in her GCSEs.  Poppy is an incredibly modest student who has worked very hard. She has represented the school in athletics and has always contributed to the enrichment offer at CNS.  Poppy will stay at CNS Sixth Form to study A levels in Chemistry, Biology, Maths and Physics.  

Jacob Pierce 

Jacob achieved eight grade 9s and a grade 8 in his GCSEs.  Since the start of his CNS career, Jacob has always gone above and beyond what was expected of him. Jacob’s passion for learning is truly remarkable and we are proud to say that post Year 11, Jacob will continue to study at CNS to pursue Geography, Environmental Science, Maths and Art.  

Mabel Lea 

Mabel achieved ten grade 9s in her GCSEs. During her time at CNS Mabel has been an excellent advocate of student voice and has been both Head Student for Winterton House and Deputy Head Student across the whole school.  

Sam Toll 

Sam achieved eight grade 9s and a grade 7 in his GCSEs. His contribution across all subjects across the two years is well documented in the positives he receives from his teachers and this is reflected in his amazing results.  Sam joins CNS Sixth Form to study Chemistry, Physics and Maths. 


                Jacob Pierce                                Mabel Lea                                          Sam Toll


Jo Philpott, Headteacher at City of Norwich School said:

“I could not be prouder of the collective and individual achievements of this amazing group of young people. Their approach to learning throughout the last two years has been exceptional and they have been justly rewarded with an excellent set of grades. The students are a credit to themselves, their families and the school and deserve praise for the resilience and determination they have shown. We are looking forward to welcoming the majority of students back to CNS Sixth Form and we wish those embarking on new adventures success and happiness. I am sure students will join me in thanking our brilliant staff for their support and guidance throughout their time at CNS.”

This year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government decided that young people’s grades would be determined by teachers, based on work students produced throughout their course. These grades were then moderated and assessed by external exam boards which awarded the final grades.