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Qualification Phase (KS4) Results 2019

Percentage achieving 9-4 in both English and Mathematics
In 2019, 67% of students achieved a 9-4 in both English and Mathematics. Although national figures have yet to be released, we are confident that we
are ahead. The Norfolk average for 2018 was 63.5%.

Progress 8
In 2019, our Progress 8 score was +0.18. We are very proud of our P8 score of -0.05 for Disadvantaged students which is far better than the national average.

In 2019, AAN was in the top 35% of schools nationally for Progress.

Attainment 8
We are also awaiting Government confirmation but are currently projecting an Attainment 8 score of 46.0 in line with the national average for 2018.

English Baccalaureate (EBacc)
The EBacc is a name given to a defined set of subjects that the current Government believe (if studied and passed) would give a student a 'broad' education. It is not a recognised qualification that a student would be awarded a certificate in. We strongly believe in offering students as much choice in their Qualification Phase (KS4) options. Unlike many schools, we do not inisist that students take a full set of EBacc qualifying subjects, though we always give them the option to do so if that is what they would like. We feel that the set of subjects dictated by the EBacc is actually a narrow band of subjects because it would exclude choosing Art, Drama, Music, PE and other subjects that the Government deems 'unacademic'. In practice, only a small number of our students choose to have a full set of EBacc subjects. In 2019, 10% of AAN students chose all the EBacc subjects and 6% of our cohort achieved the EBacc. We believe that allowing this choice in their options is what is best for our students. We do have a full Information, Advice and Guidance (Careers) programme from Year 7 onwards and thus our students make an informed choice in what they wish to study in their Qualification Phase. We just do not dictate or restrict the choice to ensure they have to choose a set of subjects that conform directly to the current Government's choice of a set of subjects that they call an EBacc.

We will add the 2019 final Progress 8 and Attainment 8 scores once they have been released by the Department for Education.

Advanced Qualification Phase (KS5) Results 2019

Average Grade
The 2019 average A Level grade was C- (28.3 average point score) in line with the national average. Value added for academic subject was -0.04 in line with the national average. Value added for Applied Subjects, was +0.04 also in line with the national average.

48% of students achieved A*-E in 3 or more A Levels, 82% achieved A*-E in 2 or more A Levels.

Norfolk Scholars

We are delighted to announce that five Attleborough Academy students achieved Norfolk Scholar status in 2019.

Year Student Name

Nathan Barton
Joseph Gyde
Alfie Holmes
Liberty Snowling
Lily Whear


Emma Seager
Charlotte Sharman
Senna Watker


Aaron Cahill
Bethany Cook
Talia Dodson
Sian Evans
Amy Foster
Joe Ground
Grace Mahony
Daniel Smith-Hughes
Poppy Williams


Aaron Bradley
Sophie Garner
Eve Mathews
Chloe Whiterod
Jake Wiseman


Emily Brooks
Kelly Clarke
Sarah Dooley
Josie Hindle
Laura Kidd
Rosie Matthews
Lucy Noonan
Thomas Paine


Jesse Baker
Daniel Hewitt
Toby Moore
Elysia Morter
Julie Norton
Tammy Potgieter
Will Turner