School's first ever A Level results

The Sixth Form at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School only opened two years ago and today the first group of Sixth Formers received their A Level results. It is a small year-group with only 24 students but between them they have delivered some impressive results.

There was an almost 100% pass rate with only one student failing one A Level. All but four students who wished to go to university secured a place at the one of their choice and two of these are currently negotiating admission to their preferred university.

Sinead Carroll (in the photo) achieved an A and two Bs and has been accepted at the University of Kent to study Biology. Sinead said “I am pleased that I got good results and can go to my chosen university”.

Tom Brown’s Distinction in his BTEC Countryside Management and two A Level passes have secured him a place at Northampton University to study Sport and Exercise Science. Charlotte Woolcombe-Gosson, who is planning a gap year before considering university, said “I am proud of what I have achieved - my grades exceeded my expectations.”

Today the Lower Sixth students received their AS level results. These are very promising with 10 % of all AS levels being awarded a Grade A including 10 Grade As in Maths and 3 Grade As in Physics.

Headmaster Paul D Spencer Ellis commented “We offered 10 subjects to the first cohort of Sixth Form students and are very grateful to St Bede’s School for providing other subjects for these students. The current Lower Sixth cohort is much larger with 70 students studying 20 subjects, all of which are taught at the school. Next year’s Lower Sixth will number around 80-85 students and we will be offering 22 subjects, including two new ones; Spanish and Further Maths.

“It is expected that within the next few years the Sixth Form will reach 100+ in each year group thus allowing all Year 11s who wish to stay on, a chance to remain at the school. Nevertheless we still expect that a number of pupils will continue to move to sixth forms elsewhere, including Reigate College. There is no plan to recruit local pupils from other schools to the Sixth Form though there may be vacancies for a few external boarding applicants.”

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