Results 2019 – 2020

During a difficult year we are really proud of our students’ achievements in GCSEs, functional skills and vocational subjects. Olive Academy staff have been working hard to support our Year 11s as they move to their next destinations, further education and training apprenticeships.

Results 2018 – 2019

Olive AP Academy – Thurrock performed way above national averages for alternative provision schools and pupil referral units in this year’s exams. This year’s results show that the children and young people we work with are leaving us with the qualifications they need to fulfil their ambitions and go on to apprenticeships and further education.

Mark Vickers, Chief Executive, Olive Academies said, “It is really encouraging to see that so many of our young people are now leaving us with a range of GCSE qualifications that they would never have thought possible a year or two ago. This is only the start of our journey and I expect considerable continued improvements. We are determined that every young person we work with gain the qualifications and grades they want and so urgently need to transform their lives.”

Our results summary:

  • Every full time student at Olive AP Academy – Thurrock secured a GCSE in all three core subjects (Maths, English and Science)
  • The highest achieving student this year at Olive AP Academy – Thurrock. This student achieved GCSEs in English Language (8), English Literature (9), Maths (6), Triple Science (5) and four other higher level qualifications.
  • Our 17 Year 11 students achieved a total of 49 Level 1 – 9 GCSE qualifications and 44 other qualifications.














Destinations 2018

28 of our 29 Year 11 leavers received firm offers of learning, including opportunities in Engineering, Welding, Hair & Beauty, Health & Social Care, apprenticeships, Construction and Sports & Coaching.

Several of our leavers have started working for employers such as Ikea, a scaffolding company, in retail at Lakeside, in a pharmacy and more – whilst also pursuing further studies on a college course.

In May 2019 the activity survey for Thurrock confirmed that 72% if our 2018 year 11 leavers remain in full time education, 12% are in training, 4% are in full time employment (including apprenticeships) and 12% are in full time employment with no structured training.

Results 2017 – 2018

We are proud to report our 29 Y11 students’ achievements for 2017-2018. Many made great strides in their learning relative to their starting point with us. Our highest achiever achieved 7 qualifications: Grade 7 in English language, distinction in Spoken Language, Grade 5 in Maths, Grade 5 in Double Awards Science, Grade 5 in RE and functional skills in both English and Maths.

Wherever possible we entered students for GCSEs or GCSE equivalent subjects, and our students sat exams in the following range of subjects: English Language, English Literature, Maths, Biology, Double Science, RE and History. We broadened the students’ offer with functional skills at entry Level, L1 and L2, Arts Award (Bronze) and BTec PE.

GCSE (or equivalent) 1-9
1 or more – 66%
4 or more – 34%
5 or more – 24%

GCSE (or equivalent) 4-9
1 or more – 10%
4 or more – 3 %

Level 1 or above – 41%
Level 4 or above – 7%
Level 5 or above – 3%

Level 1 or above – 41%
Level 4 or above – 7%
Level 5 or above – 3%

Both Maths and English
Level 1 or above – 41%
Level 4 or above – 3%
Level 5 or above – 3%

Attainment 8 (performance measures) 6.1 (National AP Average 6.2)

Progress 8 (performance measures) +0.2 (National AP Average -3.1)

Results 2016 – 2017

Pupils at Olive AP Academy – Thurrock performed broadly in line with the progress and attainment of students in alternative provision (AP) centres nationally.

Entries to GCSE courses were generally higher than the national rate for the classes of 2017 and 2016. This reflects the academy’s policy that, wherever possible, pupils are entered for GCSE courses to improve their life chances.

In 2017 pupil outcomes at Olive AP Academy – Thurrock were lower than the previous year. However, in most measures they compare favourably with national AP averages. Significantly larger numbers of pupils were entered for GCSE level qualifications.

In 2016, pupil attainment was higher than the national average at G+, C+ and A/A* grades in almost all measures. In the measures where Olive AP Academy – Thurrock’s outcomes were lower, it is only by very marginal amounts.

Pupils left with equal to or higher than the national AP average in 2016. In 2017 these figures were lower, reflecting the changing cohort.


A summary of Olive AP Academy – Thurrock exam results 2012 to 2017*:

*Olive AP Academy – Thurrock converted in April 2015.


GCSE Results 2015/16: Click here for our GCSE results for 2015/2016 .