A Level Results

There was an atmosphere of relief and euphoria as sixth formers (and a teacher!) from the Royal Alexandra and Albert School opened their A Level results today. There were many individual successes as pupils learned they had achieved the grades they need to get to university.

Josef Willsher took four A Levels and achieved an A* in Physics, A* in Maths and Bs in Further Maths and Chemistry. He has achieved his goal of a place to read Physics at Imperial College in London. He said “I am excited about moving to London to study and MSc in Physics”.

Toby Gleaves is off to Newcastle University to read Biology having achieved two Bs and a C. He said “I’m looking forward to going to university and I’m really happy I got into Newcastle”.

Amy Dine arrived early to hear that she had secured a place at Nottingham University with a B and two Cs in Sociology, History and Psychology. She will be studying Primary Education and is now on her way to achieve her dream of becoming a teacher.  

As well as A Level results, students from Year 12 came to collect their AS results. Katie Taylor was over the moon when she opened the envelope and learned she had achieve four top grade As. This sets her up well for her final year of study next year. She said “This is insane. I wasn’t expecting that!”

But the students were not the only ones who have had a nervous wait over the summer. Maths teacher, Mr Foreman sat A Level Maths in the summer and achieved an A grade. He said “When I took my A Level the first time, I was so ill, I didn’t think the grade I got reflected my ability. As a maths teacher I thought I should have a high grade so I decided to take it again. I teach four of the six maths modules so I didn’t need to revise them. I had to do a bit of studying for the other two modules. I have told the Exams Officer at the School not to let me take another exam as it was so nerve-racking!”

Headmaster, Mark Dixon, who has just joined the School said “It is wonderful to join the school in the summer when students are celebrating their results and getting into some of this country’s leading universities.”

August 2016

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