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Our exam results

With a large and diverse student population, Thetford Academy continues to help students make progress above the national average. 

In 2018, 42% of students were awarded grade 4 or better in both English and maths, with strong performances in individual subjects, especially languages. At A Level, our students overall recorded 50% A*-C grades and did particularly well in languages, computer science, and further maths.

Key Stage 4 2017 headline measures

Performance measure 2017
Progress 8 score +0.29
Attainment 8 score 43
Grade 5 or above in GCSE English and maths 25%
Pupils entering for EBacc 15%
Pupils achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above 7%
Pupils staying in education or employment 91%

Key Stage 5 2016 headline measures

Performance measure 2016
A Level student progress -0.49
A Level average grade D+
A Level retention 92%
Academic qualifications student progress -0.49
Academic qualifications average grade D+
Academic qualifications retention 92%
Applied general qualifications student progress +0.2
Applied general qualifications average grade Dist+
Applied general qualifications retention 75%
Tech Level completion and attainment -0.71
Tech Level qualifications average grade Merit
Tech Level qualifications retention 93.8%
Progress in English 0.05
Progress in maths 0.12
Students staying in education, training, or employment 88%


More details can be found on the Department for Education's Performance Tables website.