A-level successes at City of Norwich School

Just Regional
Aug 18, 2017 3 mins read

CNS sixth formers have achieved an excellent set of results this year in A-levels.
A dozen students have achieved straight A and A* grades with three achieving three or more A*grades. Five students have successfully been offered places at Oxbridge or to study medical and veterinary sciences. The average points score has also improved overall from last year’s results. The percentage of A*-C grades is 71pc.
“We are pleased to have another great set of results that reflects the dedication and commitment of our students and everyone at home and at CNS who has supported them. Our vibrant, dynamic and large sixth form contributes greatly to school life, I will miss them all but am confident that they will do well in whatever path they choose,”  said  Jim Nixon, headteacher at CNS, an Ormiston Academy.
Girls continue to excel at CNS in the STEMM subjects of science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine. Three girls achieved A and A* grades in maths and physics.
Emma Cartner achieved A* in biology, A in chemistry and A in maths. She is going to Sheffield to study medicine.
Kara Kordtoimiekel achieved Bs in biology, chemistry and maths and is going to Nottingham University to study veterinary sciences.
She said: “I’m so excited, it’s all I have ever wanted to do, to be a vet.”
Lucy Rodd achieved A in biology, A in chemistry, A in maths and an A in her extended project qualification (EPQ). She is going to Birmingham to study biochemistry.
Kimberley Shone has also excelled in STEMM subjects. She is the title holder for the OAT Einstein Award and was chosen from 32,000 students across the OAT network to receive it. Kimberley will study mechanical engineering at Loughborough University after achieving two A*s in maths and physics and an A in product design.
CNS sixth form has a dedicated programme to help students apply for places within Oxbridge and Russell Group universities.
Mikey Matthews achieved four A*s in computer science, maths, further maths and physics. He is going to study computer sciences at Cambridge University.
Emma Wilson Kemsley achieved A*s in biology, computer sciences and physics and A in maths. She is going to Oxford to study biomedical sciences.
Edmund Jones achieved As in geography, economics and maths and will study economics and management at Oxford University.
James Whyman, 18, who was head boy at sixth form is delighted with his results. James will study natural sciences at Durham University after achieving four A*s in chemistry, maths, physics and his EPQ.
Student Rachel Brooker achieved fantastic results against the odds. Rachel studied hard for her A-levels during a time when she also needed to care for her mum who had a long-term illness. During Rachel’s studies, her mum sadly died from cancer. Rachel achieved an A* in philosophy and ethics, and As in politics, history and an EPQ. She is now going to Kings College in London to study history and international relations.
“I’m so happy, and I’m really proud. My dad cried on the phone when I told him. I’m thinking about becoming a political journalist after my degree.”
Karen Treby, sixth-form coordinator, said: “We’re so proud of Rachel, she is incredibly focused and organised and is an inspiration to her peers.”
Pictured, from left: Oxbridge students with Matt Sprake, deputy headteacher. From left: Mikey Matthews, (off to Cambridge University) Edmund Jones, and Emma Wilson Kemsley (off to Oxford University). Photo: ORMISTON ACADEMIES TRUST



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