City of Norwich School

Sixth Form 2018

CNS sixth formers have achieved another year of exceptional A Level results, with a fifth of entries achieving top grades and Oxbridge places secured.

Overall, 19% of A Level entries achieved A* or A grades, an increase on last year’s figure, with 16 students achieving 3 or more A*/A grades in their A levels. Over half of all A levels taken at the academy, sponsored by Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), achieved impressive A* to B grades, a significant increase on 2017, while more than three-quarters of entries achieved A* to C grades, up eight percentage points from last year.

Students performed highly once again this year, with three students going to Cambridge University and 36 students gaining Russell Group university spots. Meanwhile five students secured five high-level apprenticeships, including at a leading solicitors’ firm.

Amongst the successes included:

  • Callum Churchman, who will study Natural Sciences at Cambridge University after achieving A*s in Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry and his Extended Project
  • Sophie Drew will also read Natural Sciences at Cambridge after gaining A*s in Maths, Further Maths and Physics and an A in Chemistry
  • Jack Curson won his place to study Human, Social and Political Science at Cambridge after securing A*s in English Literature and History, and A grades in Government and Politics and his Extended Project
  • Ben Pease-Barton, the winner of the Creativity Prize at this year’s OAT Annual Awards, also achieved 2 A*s and 2 As, securing a place at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
  • Head Girl, Skye Manzie, achieved her life-long dream of studying Chiropractic Therapy at university.
  • Joe Webb achieved 2 A*s in Geography and Extended Project, and 2 As in Psychology and English Literature. He will be studying a Liberal Arts degree at Birmingham University. In 2017, Joe was the first ever Young Norfolk Laureate, and in July he completed his Laureateship by taking stage at Latitude Festival to perform his poem Peripheral Vision, which won the Young Norfolk Writing Competition 2017.

Teacher Roz Hart (left) celebrating results with student Eloise Brookes (right)

Jo Philpott, Headteacher at City of Norwich School, said:

These excellent results are testimony to the hard work and dedication of our amazing students and teachers, with the support of parents and the wider CNS community. Overall we have seen a large increase in results with over half of all grades at A*-B, with most of our students going on to their first choice of university or apprenticeship. We are particularly pleased by the diversity of future courses that our students are going on to study, due to the breadth of the A’ level courses we offer.

Our sixth form students make an enormous contribution to school life and I wish each of them success in their chosen field and happiness in their future lives. Well done class of 2018!

Nick Hudson, CEO of Ormiston Academies Trust, said:

I would like to congratulate students, staff and the whole school community at City of Norwich on these excellent results, which are testament to their hard work and determination.

As a trust, it is our absolute priority to ensure that every student has the opportunity to fulfil their potential and the skills to succeed whether going on to study at a leading university or entering the world of work. We look forward to working with the academy to build on these achievements.