City of Norwich School

Excellent GCSE results at CNS

CNS students have achieved another set of excellent GCSE results this year with 72% of students reaching at least a level 4 in English and Maths, and 14% achieving the ‘exceptional performance’ new grade 9.

“CNS is full of very happy students who have done tremendously well. Given these are new and more challenging qualifications, we are even more pleased with our headline figure which contains a number of record breaking performances at all levels. Of the 166 students who got a grade 4 or above, an incredible 33 students (14% of the whole cohort) achieved the ‘exceptional performance’ grade 9. My thanks to our fantastic students who worked so hard, the staff who are simply brilliant, Governors whose dedication and commitment knows no bounds and parents whose support has played a key role in these outcomes. In addition I would also like to thank Ormiston and especially OAT East who continually provide excellent support for the school.  On a personal note, it is very pleasing to be able to leave CNS on such a high with record results. 107 years of excellence continues.

Jim Nixon (Headteacher)


Arkwright Scholarship student achieves incredible results

CNS student Tim Hare says he’s “chuffed to bits” with his results.

Tim achieved 9s in the new grading for English Language and Maths, along with a 7 in English Literature. He also achieved 7 A*s.

Earlier this year, Tim was awarded the prestigious Arkwright Engineering Scholarship after making his own working radio in Product Design at CNS. The scholarships are awarded to high calibre students with the aim to inspire students to be the country’s future leaders in Engineering.

Tim is staying on at CNS sixth form to study Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Product Design.


(Image: Tim Hare with Ms.Ryan, Deputy Curriculum Leader for Art, Design and Technology.)

Keeping options open at CNS Sixth Form

Martha Church-Pratt is “delighted” with her results, she achieved the exceptional new grading of 9 for Maths, English Language and English Literature.

Her other results were A*, 3 As and a C.

Martha is staying on at CNS sixth form to study Politics, Maths and Drama.

“I’m studying the subjects I love, I would like to keep my options open for the future.”

(Image: Martha with her results)


Straight 9s in new graded subjects for CNS student

Alexander Moore says he is “beyond glad” with his GCSE results. Alexander was one of 33 students who achieved the exceptional 9 grading. He achieved 9s in English Language, English Literature and Maths.

His other results were 3 A*s, 2 As and a B.

Alexander is staying at CNS sixth form to study Maths, History and Chemistry.

(Image: Alexander Moore)


Musical twins with eleven A*s and three grade 9s between them

Non identical twins Lily and Freya Hart achieved fantastic individual results and an equally impressive combined total.

Lily’s results included: 5 A*s, A, B and the new grading of 9 for Maths, 6 for English Literature and 7 for English language.

“I was so happy, I was really worried about the results.” Lily

Freya’s results were: 6 A*s, A, and the new grading of 9 for Maths, 9 for English Literature and 8 for English Language.

“I’m just really, really happy.” Freya

Both girls are staying at CNS sixth form to study Music, Maths and Further Maths. Lily has chosen to study Physics as well and Freya has chosen Chemistry.

(Image: Lily and Freya Hart)

More twins with exciting ambitions

Another set of non identical twins, Hannah and Corey-Beck Richmond are also celebrating after achieving their ambitions.

Hannah is staying at Sixth Form to study Maths, Further Maths, English Literature and Physics while Corey-Beck is moving on to study Technical Theatre at Access to Music in Norwich.

“I’m pleasantly surprised and really looking forward to starting my course” Corey-Beck.

“I’m very happy with my results.” Hannah

(Image: Hannah and Corey-Beck Richmond)

Students taking part in co-curricular activities at CNS flourish in academic achievement as well

 Maud Webster (in the middle of the photo below) is an active school council member and Amnesty International campaigner.

Alongside her co-curricular activities, she is an outstanding achiever with 9s in English Literature, English Language and Maths as well as 4 A*s, 1 A and a B.

Maud is staying at CNS sixth form to study Physics, Maths and History.

Maia Kemp-Welch (on the left) took part in the recent Science trip to Geneva and Mina Mitchell-Hardy (on the right) is part of the Youth STEMM award at CNS, which encourages women to pursue subjects and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine.

Maia achieved 3 A*s, 3 As, a 7 and 8.

Mina achieved 3 9s, 3 A*s, A* with distinction and 1 A.

Congratulations to all of our students and for those who are staying at Sixth Form, we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 6th September. 


(Image: Maia Kemp-Welch, Maud Webster and Mina Mitchell-Hardy)