GCSE ResultsIt’s the first year of the new style GCSEs so no one knew quite what to expect on results day on Thursday 21st August. For pupils at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School it proved to be another successful year with the percent of pupils achieving the highest grades higher than the previous year. 22.4% of GCSEs were graded A* or A compared with 21.7% last year. The percent achieving A*-B also increased from 46% last year to 47.3% this year.
But the real test is the reaction of the pupils who came in to pick up their results. And there were many happy pupils and parents at the School today.
Josef Willsher was delighted with his grades of 10 A*s and two As. Josef, who is staying at the School for the Sixth Form, will be studying Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Product Design at A level. Josef commented “It has been stressful and a lot of work but I am pleased with my results”.
Viraj Acharya achieved 8As, 2 Bs and a C said of his GCSES, “There were ups and downs but I got what I needed so I am happy with my results”.
Emily Gaunt gained 6As and 6Bs in her GCSEs and this is despite having a difficult time over the last 18 months with both her mother and brother battling cancer. The teenager has also achieved the Diana Award in recognition of her fundraising work for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Emily said “It’s been really stressful but I’m happy with the results at the end.”
Headmaster, Paul Spencer Ellis commented “Our pupils and teachers have dealt very well with the change from modular to linear GCSEs. I am particularly pleased with the rise in the number of pupils achieving A, A* and B grades in the face of a drop in national figures.”
21st August 2014