City of Norwich School

Sixth Form 2017

CNS sixth formers have achieved an excellent set of results this year in A levels.

12 students have achieved straight A and A*grades with 3 achieving 3 or more A*grades. 5 students have successfully been offered places at Oxbridge or to study medical and veterinary sciences. The average points score has also improved overall from last year’s results. The percentage of A*-C grades is 71%.

“We are pleased to have another great set of results that reflects the dedication and commitment of our students and everyone at home and at CNS who have supported them. Our vibrant, dynamic and large sixth form contributes greatly to school life, I will miss them all but am confident that they will do well in whatever path they choose.”

Jim Nixon, Headteacher

There are some amazing individual stories once again this year.

Girls continue to excel in the STEMM subjects at CNS.

STEMM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine. Three girls achieved A and A*grades in maths and physics.

Emma Cartner achieved A* in Biology, A in Chemistry and A in Maths. She is going to Sheffield to study medicine.

I have wanted to study medicine for a while and I’m really pleased. We had a lot of support from CNS staff for interviews and applications.”

Kara Kordtomiekel achieved Bs in Biology, Chemistry and Maths and is going to Nottingham University to study Veterinary Sciences.

I’m so excited, it’s all I have ever wanted to do, to be a vet.”

Lucy Rodd achieved A in Biology, A in Chemistry, A in Maths and an A in her EPQ. She is going to Birmingham to study Biochemistry.

(Image: Emma Cartner, Kara Kordtomeikel and Lucy Rodd)

Kimberley Shone has also excelled in STEMM subjects. She is the title holder for the OAT Einstein Award and was selected from 32,000 students across the OAT network to receive it.  Kimberley will study Mechanical Engineering at Loughborough University after achieving 2 A*s in Maths and Physics and an A in Product Design.

(Image: Kimberley Shone)

Three students are leaving CNS to join Oxbridge Universities.  

CNS Sixth Form has a dedicated programme in place to help students apply for places within Oxbridge and Russell Group Universities.

Mikey Matthews achieved 4 A*s in Computer Science, Maths, Further Maths and Physics. He is going to study Computer Sciences at Cambridge University.

Emma Wilson Kemsley achieved A*s in Biology, Computer Sciences and Physics and A in Maths. She is going to Oxford to study Biomedical Sciences.

Edmund Jones achieved As in Geography, Economics and Maths and will study Economics and Management at Oxford University.

(Image to follow: Mikey Matthews, Edmund Jones, Emma Wilson Kemsley, with Mr.Sprake)

CNS Head Boy James Whyman delighted with results

18 year old James Whyman, who was Head Boy at Sixth Form is delighted with his results. James will study Natural Sciences at Durham University after achieving 4 A*s in Chemistry, Maths, Physics and his EPQ.

I’m really interested in renewable energy and fusion so I may work towards that.”

Inspirational Achiever

Student Rachel Brooker achieved fantastic results against the odds. Rachel studied hard for her Alevels during a time when she also needed to care for her mum who had a long term illness. During Rachel’s studies, her mum sadly died from cancer. Rachel achieved an A* in Philosophy and Ethics, and As in Politics, History and an EPQ. She is now going to Kings College in London to study History and International Relations.

I’m so happy, and I’m really proud. My Dad cried on the phone when I told him. I’m thinking about becoming a political journalist after my degree.” Rachel Brooker

We’re so proud of Rachel, she is incredibly focused and organised and is an inspiration to her peers.” Karen Treby, Sixth Form Coordinator.


(Image: Rachel Brooker, on the left, with Mrs.Moulton, Assistant Headteacher)