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How Thetford schools performed on A-level results day

PUBLISHED: 17:58 15 August 2019 | UPDATED: 08:15 16 August 2019

Principle of Thetford Grammar School, Michael Brewer, with his year 13 students who have a achieved a 100pc pass rate at A-level. Photo: Emily Thomson

Principle of Thetford Grammar School, Michael Brewer, with his year 13 students who have a achieved a 100pc pass rate at A-level. Photo: Emily Thomson

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There were smiles and tears of joy at Thetford Grammar School as students and their parents opened their highly anticipated A-level results.

Kudzi Garikayi (head girl) opening her A-level results at Thetford Grammar School with her father, Rodwell Garkayi. She will be studying medicine at the University of East Anglia. Photo: Emily ThomsonKudzi Garikayi (head girl) opening her A-level results at Thetford Grammar School with her father, Rodwell Garkayi. She will be studying medicine at the University of East Anglia. Photo: Emily Thomson

All 11 of the schools year 13 pupils have come away with a 100pc pass rate and the majority now look forward to starting university in September.

Kudzi Garikayi, head girl at the grammar school, said: "I got an A* in Biology, an A in Chemistry and an A in Art. I needed three A's to study medicine at the University of East Anglia. I'm so happy. I have worked hard, but I definitely think the stress was worth it."

Matthew Ruddy is going to study computer science at Oxford University. He said: "I got an A* and three A's and I'm very happy about that. I was a bit worried half way through because I really didn't feel like I was going to do it but I got what I needed so I'm really happy."

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Teachers were thrilled to see that their students achieved the results they wanted, with 92pc achieving A* to C.

Michael Brewer, head of Thetford Grammar, said: "We are really thrilled with the results and yet again we have got a 100pc pass rate, with our top end percentages up on last year.

"We will be incredibly sorry to see them leave they have been a lovely year group and have been at this school for many years and even been at the school since they have been four or five years old.

"I'm sure are all going to do things that are going to make us all very proud in the future. But in the short term they should enjoy the success that they deserve."

Matthew Ruddy with his A-level results from Thetford Grammar School. He will be studying Computer Science at the University of Oxford in September. Photo: Emily ThomsonMatthew Ruddy with his A-level results from Thetford Grammar School. He will be studying Computer Science at the University of Oxford in September. Photo: Emily Thomson

Thetford Academy also celebrated a successful results day, with 50pc of their pupils achieving A* to C grades, and 90pc achieving A* to E. Dan Carter, head of the academy said: "'I would like to congratulate our year 13 students on their successes today.

"There are some impressive and well deserved individual results, reflecting the hard work of students and the support of their families and our staff."

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