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Exam Results

Key Stage 4

Once again we are tremendously proud of the achievements of the students and staff at Fakenham Academy Norfolk.

In an academic year of much uncertainty, movement of GCSE grading, specification and assessment, students at FAN have excelled themselves in their exams. 

Overall results have improved in many key areas, but what is most rewarding to see is that our initial Progess 8 score (a measure used to show much each of our students have actually learned, relative to their starting position) has risen to 0.17*.

This key measure shows that students of FAN strive to reach their utmost potential in all subjects at GCSE level, and FAN continues to be the school of choice for progress within the local North Norfolk area.

Congratulations to all of our Year 11 students!

Measure 2017 2018
APS on entry 27.5 27.06
Progress 8 0.03 0.17*
Progress 8 (disadvantaged) -0.46 -0.12*
Basics 61% 59%
Basics (disadvantaged) 33% 41%
9-5 Eng/Maths 36% 35%
9-5 Eng/Maths (disadvantaged) 21% 7%
9-4 English 71% 73%
9-4 Maths 70% 64%
9-5 English 59% 61%
9-5 Maths 42% 39%
English Baccalaureate

24% Entered

13% Acheived

APS across 5 pillars - 3.64


Key Stage 5

We are extremely pleased with the progress and achievement of our sixth form students. We take students with a wide range of ability and support them to gain qualifications that will enable then to move onto the next step. For many this means university and all of our students who applied gained a place with 90% of those achieving their first choice. Other students moved onto apprenticeships and employment. ALPS places us in the top third of schools nationally for progress. Students who study at Fakenham Sixth Form make better progress than they do in many other schools.

Measure 2017 2018
Progress for A-levels -0.12 -0.06
Average grade for A-levels C C
Progress for Applied General -0.47 Not yet released
Average grade for Applied General Distinction+ Distinction-
Progress in English +0.09 +1.14
Progress in Maths +0.38 +0.90
A level results only - VA    +0.01
A level results only - Avg grade   C+


* Progress scores not validated yet for 2017/18.
Destinations 2018
University Studying
Anglia Ruskin University Forensic Science with Foundation Year
Birmingham City University Psychology
Bishop Grosseteste University Psychology and Counselling
COWA Teaching Assistant course
Durham University Primary Education
Leeds Beckett University Media, Communication, Cultures
Leeds College of Music Music (Production( (BA)
Liverpool Hope University Drama and Special Educational Needs
Loughborough University Chemical Engineering
Newcastle University Physical Geography
Newcastle University History and Archaeology
Norwich City College of Further and Higher Education Applied Sport, Health and Exercise
Norwich University of the Arts Film and Moving Image Production
Norwich University of the Arts Film and Moving Image Production (including Year 0)
Norwich University of the Arts Photography
Norwich University of the Arts Illustration
Nottingham Trent University Wildlife Conservation
Professional Sports Training Water skiing in Australia
Royal Veterinary College (University of London) Wild Animal Biology
St Mary's University, Twickenham, London Education and Social Science
Swansea University Mathematics (with a year in industry)
University of Bath Biochemistry
University of Brighton Building Surveying
University of Brighton Aeronautical Engineering
University of Brighton Sport Business Management
University of Brighton Business Management with placement year
University of Bristol Geography
University of Derby Forensic Science with Foundation Year
University of East Anglia Psychology
University of East Anglia Biomedicine
University of East Anglia Chemical Physics with a Year in Industry
University of East London Sport, Physical Education and Development
University of Essex Psychology
University of Essex Teaching English as a Foreign Language
University of Exeter History
University of Greenwich Business Psychology
University of Lincoln Psychology with Forensic Psychology
University of Lincoln Paramedic Science
University of Lincoln Psychology with Clinical Psychology
University of Liverpool Politics and Law
University of Nottingham Philosophy
University of Sheffield International Relations and Politics
University of Surrey Law
University of Winchester Film Studies
University of York Criminology
York St John University Mdia Studies (with Foundation Year)
York St John University Education Studies with Special Educational Needs and Inclusion
Students gaining apprenticeship Two
Students gaining employment Four