Thetford A-level results: Thetford Academy Sixth Form and Thetford Grammar School students praised for 'resilience and determination' after A-level success
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.
"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.
"We are very proud of our students and the success they have earned."