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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."