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A-level results at Dereham Sixth Form

PUBLISHED: 18:56 20 August 2009 | UPDATED: 15:21 07 July 2010

Students at Dereham Sixth Form were celebrating today after finding out their A-level results.

Thirteen years of hard work came to an end as students discovered whether they received the grades they were desperate for.

Students at Dereham Sixth Form were celebrating today after finding out their A-level results.

Thirteen years of hard work came to an end as students discovered whether they received the grades they were desperate for.

Although Norfolk's overall score will not be known until the end of the week, the majority of schools are already reporting a steady improvement on previous years.

Nationally, teenagers are believed to have scored record results for the 27th year in a row.

The results for Dereham Sixth Form are:

A-level pass rate A-C: 78pc this year ( 79pc last year)

AS-level pass rate A-C: 70pc ( 63pc)

A-level pass rate A-E: 100pc (100pc)

AS-level pass rate A-E: 96pc (97pc)

Deputy director of sixth form Phyllis O'Grady said: “This year group has worked tremendously hard and we are very proud of them.

They have worked with real enthusiasm and commitment over the years and have done a lot of extra-curricular work too.

We had 66 of our students pass the AQA Baccalaureate where they had to do three A-levels plus an AS level in critical thinking or citizenship and 100 hours of community action work.

Six of them got a distinction which meant they achieved As for their A-levels.

Twenty-three of our students also did an extended project qualification where they had to write 10,000 words on a subject of their choice and eight students did Open University modules.”

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