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17 August 2012, 06:00
Students in Norfolk collected their A Level exam results yesterday. See how they did overall here.
Provisional results from Norfolk’s maintained schools and academies have remained steady this year – with the provisional average total point score per student at 762. This compares to an average point score of 755 of last year.
The provisional figure does not include results for Norfolk’s further education and sixth form colleges. These results, and national comparisons, are not published until October.
Tom Garrod, Deputy Cabinet Member for Children’s Services at Norfolk County Council, said: “This is a very significant day for many of our young people, and I would like to congratulate all students receiving their A and AS Level results today for the tremendous amount of hard work that has gone into achieving their grades.
“There were some significant improvements at A levels in recent years, and provisional data suggests that this has been maintained, which is fantastic news for Norfolk’s students. There are some outstanding results across our schools and academy sixth forms and teachers and students deserve all the plaudits for their collective and individual achievements.
“I am particularly pleased to learn of the significant improvements at A Level this year at the City Academy in Norwich and Ormiston Victory Academy in Costessey. I am also pleased to see students and staff at many school sixth forms, including those at Thorpe St Andrew High School, Notre Dame High School in Norwich and Sheringham High School, have continued to perform well."
For the first time this year, the County Council has produced a guide for A Level students offering information and advice on what to do next, and has asked every sixth form and college to provide their students with a copy of the leaflet.
For more information regarding the next steps after results day, students are advised to go to the students area of the UCAS website at www.ucas.com.
Norfolk’s careers information, advice and opportunities website at www.helpyouchoose.org contains pages of local apprenticeships, jobs and other vacancies aimed at 16-19 year olds. The National Apprenticeships Service website at www.apprenticeships.org.uk also has details of locally available apprenticeship schemes.
Students can also telephone a careers advisor at the National Careers Service from 8am to 10pm on 0800 100 900.
Those not fixed up with further education, employment or training for September and need help and advice can contact Norfolk County Council's NEET helpline on 0344 800 8022 (option 1) from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.