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Thetford A-level results: Thetford Academy Sixth Form and Thetford Grammar School students praised for 'resilience and determination' after A-level success



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A Thetford principal has hailed his 'record breaking' students as the town's A-level results were revealed this morning.

At Thetford Academy Sixth Form, in Croxton Road, 86 per cent of its students obtained A* to C, compared to 65 per cent the previous year.

Dan Carter, the academy's principal, said: "I am full of pride and admiration for our Year 13 pupils as they collect their results today. Year 13 got record breaking GCSE results in 2019 and have done the same at A-Level in 2021.

Thetford Academy principal Dan Carter. Picture by Inspiration Trust
Thetford Academy principal Dan Carter. Picture by Inspiration Trust

"The class of 2021 have proved again what young people from Thetford are capable of and these grades are fully deserved. I am proud of our students' hard work and resilience, especially considering the challenging circumstances they have faced in the last 18 months."

Thetford Grammar School in Bridge Street, also saw a rise in A* to C grades, with 99 per cent of pupils reaching it this year against 87 in 2020.

A school statement said: "Despite pandemic-related disruption across both years of A level study, our students have shown resilience and determination, arguably working even harder than usual to achieve these incredible results.

Thetford Grammar School headteacher Michael Brewer. Picture by Mark Westley.
Thetford Grammar School headteacher Michael Brewer. Picture by Mark Westley.

"We are very proud of our students and the success they have earned."

Find out how A-level students across Suffolk have done as they received their results here

News from our universities, local primary and secondary schools including Ofsted inspections and league tables can be found here

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Annabel Phillips, who will be going to Lincoln University to study Clinical Psychology.
Annabel Phillips, who will be going to Lincoln University to study Clinical Psychology.
Julia Vlckova, left, will be going to York University to study Psychology and Brier Wycherley, who will be going to Newcastle University to study Chinese.
Julia Vlckova, left, will be going to York University to study Psychology and Brier Wycherley, who will be going to Newcastle University to study Chinese.
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Maria De Oliveria, second from left, will be going to Queen Mary in London to study Neuroscience.
Megan Worsnop, who will be going to Reading to study English, Film and Theatre.
Megan Worsnop, who will be going to Reading to study English, Film and Theatre.
Natasha Godfrey, who is going to study Optometry at Anglia Ruskin University and Mateo Guerron Davalos who is going to York to study Physics and Philosophy.
Natasha Godfrey, who is going to study Optometry at Anglia Ruskin University and Mateo Guerron Davalos who is going to York to study Physics and Philosophy.
Sebastian Hall, who was originally going to UEA to study but after receiving his results is considering applying for History at Cambridge due to their adjustment scheme.
Sebastian Hall, who was originally going to UEA to study but after receiving his results is considering applying for History at Cambridge due to their adjustment scheme.