GCSEs: another year, another increase

Once again, pupils at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School have achieved record GCSE results. 68% of pupils achieved 5 or more GCSEs including English and Maths which is well above the national average.

Belinda Gurung, 16, who gained nine GCSEs at grade A*, one at grade A and Distinction in ICT, will take A levels before going to university to study to become a barrister. She said “I know I wouldn’t have been able to achieve these results without my parents and the teachers. I want to say a big ‘thank you’ to all of them”.

16 year old Bo-Brittany Wright got 8 good passes and has already been accepted to start in the Army which will fund her through the next stage of her education.

Oliver Giles has made a good start towards his ambition to become a vet by achieving six A* grades, three grade As and four grade B.

Jacob Sayers achieved eight GCSEs at grade A*, and four at Grade A and will stay at the School’s Sixth Form to study A levels before embarking on a degree in medicine.

Headmaster Paul Spencer Ellis said “The figure for pupils achieving 5 or more GCSEs including English and Maths has risen to almost double the level it was in 2005. This bodes very well for the lower sixth starting next month. The Sixth Form is growing in popularity with 22 subjects offered this year. The students starting in September will be our third cohort of Sixth Form students and they will also be the largest cohort to date.

“It is pleasing that our results went up so sharply particularly given the fall in the national results.”

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