It was a nervous time for pupils at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School as they waited to see what impact the new GCSE grading structure would have on their results.
Funmi Morgan achieved an outstanding set of results; three grade 9s, 7A*s and an A. These results have given her a strong foundation from which to pursue a career in medicine. “I worked really hard and I’m just very happy.” She commented.
Charles King-Tenison, who achieved a 9, two 8s, 4A*s 2As and a B and who is staying at the school to study History, Physics, Maths and an EPQ with a scholarship in the Sixth Form, said “I performed better than my mocks in some subjects but not quite as well in others, however, overall I’m very pleased with my results.”
A slightly stunned Kiran Dadhra took a few minutes to adjust to the news of her amazing results: two 9s, an 8, 5A*s and 2As. Kiran has also been awarded a 100% scholarship for the Sixth Form at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School where she plans to study Biology, Chemistry and Maths. She said “I’m overwhelmed. I can’t put into words how I feel. I’m just so happy.”
Another successful scholarship applicant, William Clark, achieved grades 8,7 and 5 as well as 5A*s and 2As. He will stay at the school to study Product Design, Chemistry and Physics and is aiming to study Industrial Design at university.
Mya Thomas was so concerned about the new grading structure, she could not hide her relief when she opened her results envelope to find she had passed English and Maths which were the only ones on the new structure this year. In fact, she exceeded her own expectations with some very comfortable passes. “I was so surprised that I passed maths. And I passed everything else which is brilliant.”
Headmaster, Mark Dixon commented “Students have achieved some excellent results and have been rewarded for all their hard work. The individual success stories are backed up by a dedicated team of teachers and I must give special mention to the Science department where 100% pupils taking triple science achieved A*-C with 72% of grades being A* or A.”