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TEN Group students celebrate GCSE achievements

The waiting was finally over for hundreds of Year 11 students as they collected their GCSE results on Thursday 25 August, with parents and teachers sharing in their delight as the class of 2016 recorded some excellent results.

It was a big day for the staff and students at University Technical College Norfolk, as the UTC handed out GCSE results for the first time to its inaugural cohort of Year 11 students. On the back of a strong set of results, many of these students will be returning to UTC Norfolk's sixth form in September.

UTCN student Lewis Moreton said that he felt "ecstatic" after achieving 2 A*s, 7 As and 1 B.  Lewis will now progress to the UTCN sixth form and has his sights set on studying aerospace engineering.  Fellow UTCN student Evie Read, who achieved 1 A*, 5 As and 3 Bs, reflected on two really positive years at the UTC saying that the decision to study there was "the best decision I've ever made".

There were many more excellent results recorded by students in our Academies elsewhere withn the TEN Group, with Attleborough Aademy Norfolk, Fakenham Academy Norfolk and Wayland Academy Norfolk all posting their best ever GCSE results.  

TEN Group GCSE results and reaction

Attleborough Academy Norfolk
GCSE % students with A*-C in English and maths: 64
“It is so pleasing to see that we have built on last year’s award winning results and improved our headline figures even further. Many congratulations to all our fantastic Year 11 students and staff for their hard work and dedication and thank you to our parents for their continued support.” – Neil McShane, principal

City Academy Norwich
GCSE % students with A*-C in English and maths: 38 
“Congratulations to all of our students on their GCSE results, which reflect the incredible amount of hard work they have put in, supported by their teachers and parents. Overall we have seen a marked improvement in our results this year, including 45 per cent of students achieving A*-C in English and 50 per cent gaining A*-C in Maths. Our students consistently have excellent progression rates and this will be maintained again this year thanks to City College Norwich offering a guarantee of a college place to all of our leaving Year 11 students.” – Mary Sparrow, Principal
Fakenham Academy Norfolk 
GCSE % students with A*-C in English and maths: 60
“We are incredibly proud of our students who have achieved yet another set of record results, with 60% gaining 5 or more A*-Cs including English and maths, making this the fourth consecutive year of record results at the Academy.  We have seen some outstanding individual results, including Maciej Kozodoj gaining 8 A* and 4 A grades and Tiarna Meehan achieving 6A* and 4A grades. These GCSE outstanding results, combined with our excellent A level results last week, show that Fakenham Academy Norfolk is now moving back into the territory of excellence it occupied some years ago. I am incredibly proud of our work as a school serving the local community and to see the hard work of students, staff and parents paying dividends." – Matthew Parr-Burman, Principal

University Technical College Norfolk 
GCSE % students with A*-C in English and maths: 60
“We are delighted by our first set of GCSE results and the fact that our students have achieved so many A and A* grades. I would like to congratulate our students, their parents and our staff for all their hard work. As well as succeeding in subjects which they might expect to achieve in at a specialist engineering college, it is heartening to see so many of our students performing strongly in subjects like English, too. These grades will form a firm foundation for their futures as we support them to achieve university and apprenticeship places in 2018.” – Alex Hayes, Principal

Wayland Academy Norfolk 
GCSE % students with A*-C in English and maths: 53
“This year’s results are the best ever for Wayland Academy Norfolk.  Huge credit must go to all of our students on their hard work and achievements and also to our excellent teachers who have supported them so well in preparing for GCSEs.  We have set high expectations, pushing every single student to do as well as they possibly can, leading to some outstanding individual achievements and a very pleasing set of results overall.  Congratulations and good luck to all of our Year 11s as they now move on to further education and sixth form study.” – Glen Allott, Principal