City of Norwich School

Excellent GCSE results achieved at CNS

Students and staff at City of Norwich School, An Ormiston Academy are celebrating another year of successful GCSE results – with an amazing 30 students achieving Grade 9 in two or more of their subjects.

Overall, 68% of students at City of Norwich School achieved a Grade 4 or above in English and Maths and over half (51%) gained the higher Grade 5 or better. 

In English, 76% of students achieved a Grade 4 or above and there was similar success in Maths, with 75% of students achieving at least a Grade 4.

Over a quarter of all students achieved a Grade 7 or above in English or Maths with many in both.

Student Posy O’Rourke reading her results.

One particular student that deserves admiration is Ved Kumar.  Ved was one of two remarkable Year 6 pupils at Eaton Primary School who came to CNS each week to be taught Further Maths by Head of Maths, Mr Rollison. 

Ved studied for his GCSE in Further Maths, along with 23 Year 11 students. The group spent two hours every week after school, extending their knowledge and understanding of mathematics and Ved came and collected the result of his hard work this morning.

“I am nervous and excited about finding out what I have” he said.  As it was, there was no need for him to be nervous.  Ved got A* which is a fantastic achievement.  He will be joining CNS in Year 7 in September.


                                            Ved Kumar with his A* in Further Maths

Joanna Asher, Kate Girdlestone and Morven Renfrew all achieved great results. 

Joanna who was joint highest achiever, received an amazing seven Grade 9s and one A* in both Sciences, English Language, English Literature, Mathematics and History among others.  She will be returning to CNS in Sixth Form to study English Literature, Maths and Economics. 

Kate achieved three Grade 9s in English Language, English Literature and Religious Studies, and a Grade 8 in Music.  Kate said “I’m so happy.  I have got the results I needed to go on to study Music, History and Politics”

Morven, who achieved three Grade 9s in History, English Literature and Religious Studies said “I’m so pleased with my results, I did really well”.  Morven is returning to CNS in Sixth Form in September to study History, Drama and Psychology.

Left to right:  Joanna Asher, Morven Renfrew and Kate Girdlestone

Scarlett Bishop was third best in year, with five Grade 9s, four Grade 8s, one Grade 7 and one A*.  Her success runs in the family as her sister also picked up fantastic A Level results last week.  “I’m coming back to study Maths, Further Maths, Music and Psychology at CNS Sixth Form and I’m really pleased” she said.

Scarlett with teacher James Sunderland

Sahand Faghih is testament to hard work and determination.  Sahand arrived in the UK with his family as a refugee from Iran and when he joined CNS in Year 7, he could not speak a word of English.  His learning was done through a translation app on a tablet until he was fluent enough in English to understand lessons unaided. 

Sahand is a determined individual who has high aspirations.  He has achieved one Grade 9, five Grade 8s, two Grade 5s and a Distinction in PE.  He will be continuing his studies at CNS Sixth Form, studying Chemistry, Biology and Maths.

Sahand Faghih

Jo Headteacher at CNS said:

Congratulations to the Class of 2018 on a fantastic performance. Over half of the year group (117 students) achieved a Grade 5 or above in their English and Maths; a brilliant achievement!  A remarkable 30 students achieved two or more Grade 9 or A* in their results, totalling 121 top grades across the year group. Students, their families and teachers should all be feeling very proud. These results are due to the hard work of our amazing students supported by our superbly dedicated staff.