Record GCSE results for Class of 2017
Published on 24/08/17
Students collecting their GCSE results today have recorded the school's best results in more than a decade.
The record results come despite new, tougher exams. This year sees the start of a move to a new numerical grading system between 9 and 1, replacing the old A-G regime, and the removal of coursework assessment. English and maths have already changed, with remaining subjects to follow over the next two years.
Hewett Academy pupils bucked the national trend of a fall in pass marks to record an impressive 19% increase on last year's figures - which early results suggests will is the biggest increase in Norfolk.
Principal Rebecca Handley Kirk said: "The whole school is delighted with these results, which show that the hard work by our staff and students really has paid off.
"We’re very proud of all our students."