Alton School


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A level results chart 2018

GCSE results chart 2018

Our academic results at GCSE and A Levels are consistently outstanding. On entry into our Senior School we do not select solely on academic achievement and so are particularly proud that our students’ results, from the most academically gifted to the most in need of help, show exceptional progress.

We set ambitious targets for our young men and women and work with them every step of the way to ensure that each pupil has exactly the right balance of support and guidance, challenge and stretch to do their very best. Our remarkable success in making the most of every individual pupil’s potential – the value-added measure in education – means that our pupils regularly achieve far more than they ever dreamed possible. We are delighted with our 2018 results.

At A Level, we achieved a 100% pass rate with more than two thirds of the students receiving top A* – B grades, and the overwhelming majority sailed into their first choice of university to read a breadth of subjects from International Relations at Exeter, Psychology at Cardiff, Music at Royal Holloway to Biology at Bristol. In a changing higher education landscape there are now a variety of routes to success. Students who chose a Btec route achieved 100% Distinction* which attracts the highest UCAS points.
Equally impressive was a 100% A* – B pass rate for the Extended Project Qualification. This rigorous qualification is premised on independent learning and research and provides essential preparation for university.

In an era of tough new GCSE exams, over 75% of pupils were awarded GCSE grades 9-5, which is a testament to the school’s motto: ‘Be the Best that You can Be’. There was a 100% pass rate in eight subjects and 42% of pupils achieved GCSE grades 9-7, more than double the national average (9 being the new, top A* grade that is only sparingly awarded). In Religious Studies GCSE, which pupils take a year early, there was a 100% pass rate, with 73% of grades being awarded at 9-6. Of particular note are pupils Amelia Blackwell, Sarah Kirrane, Grace Moritz and Tovanna Ward for achieving ten GCSEs at grades 9 and 8.