68% of AAN students achieved a 9-4 in both English and Mathematics compared to the Norfolk average of 62%. In addition, we are proud to announce that in 2017 AAN students achieved 8 top grades (grade 9) in either English language, English literature or Mathematics. These are the new grading system where grade 9s are awarded for students in the top 2-3% of national results. There were only 128 students in the year so 8 top grades is very pleasing indeed!
A Level results: More top grades for Attleborough Academy students
Congratulations to all of our students on your A Level results! Not only did we see many superb individual achievements this year, but collectively the results for the Academy are up again with more students achieving the top grades.
Attleborough Academy Norfolk’s Principal, Neil McShane, said:
“This year shows another increase for the Academy in the percentage of students achieving the top grades and the A*-C measure. Congratulations to all our Year 13 students for their hard work and commitment. Particular congratulations should go to Dan Smith-Hughes on his superb achievement of three A* grades, and three A grades. These results also reflect the dedication and professionalism of all our staff and the continuing support of our parents.” Dan Smith-Hughes, who is going on to study mathematics at Bristol University, said: “I feel relief from the nerves of the past month since we had the exams. Studying here has been good, I got these results with Attleborough, and the teachers have been pushing me every step of the way which has been helpful.”He added that effective organisation was critical to successfully completing 6 A Levels in two years: “The main crux of it I suppose is time management, focusing on one thing at a time and just trying to get the amount of work you need to get done, being able to focus and work hard on it, and get it done in a short period of time. You have to compartmentalize everything.”
With an A*, two A grades and a C, Amy Foster was delighted to have secured her place at Norwich University of the Arts, where she will study for a degree in Fashion Communication and Promotion: “I felt major excitement and relief when I opened my results. It’s been really tough, but it was so worth it just seeing the A grades on that piece of paper. It just goes to show that hard work does pay off and even when it gets tough there’s no need to quit. Getting this university place probably has to be the highlight of my life so far. I’ve always said that I wanted to go to Norwich University of the Arts and to be accepted is just completely mind-blowing. I’m very happy.”
Aaron Cahill was thrilled to have achieved 3 A grades, which have secured him a place and an academic scholarship for the Sports Journalism degree course at the University of Huddersfield. Aaron said: “I’m absolutely ecstatic. To get into my course I needed BBC, but my course does an academic scholarship and for that you needed ABB, so that was what I was hoping for. So to get this I am absolutely blown away. I worked so hard, but I didn’t expect to get this.”“The staff at Attleborough Academy are very supportive. If you’re worried about anything I never had any fears about going to speak to my teachers and getting help. It’s very much like you mean something to the teachers and they care about you. I’m really pleased with how the two years have turned out.”