For the second time this week, pupils at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School have been able to celebrate the results of their hard work. In a year like no other, pupils have excelled across the board to achieve results that will open doors for them, whatever they choose to do in the future.
Science results are particularly strong with 100% of pupils who took triple science getting a grade 4 of above and 53% achieving grade 7 or above. 89% of pupils passed both English and Maths with at least a grade 4, which is a fantastic achievement for a non-selective school.
Acting Head, Rea Mitchell said “During the GCSE course, these pupils have had to contend with the move to online learning, being isolated from family and friends, uncertainty about how they will be assessed, and they have still produced results that, in any circumstances, would be considered outstanding. I am pleased that their efforts have been rewarded with the grades they deserve. Grades that were independently moderated and verified. I would like to congratulate the pupils, and also thank staff who put in many additional hours to ensure pupils received the support they needed during the pandemic.”
Caitlyn and Khalia sat on the steps of Gatton Hall to open their results and were thrilled when they saw that they had achieved well in all their subjects. Caitlyn had 10 strong passes with five at grade 7 or above, and Khalia achieved 9 passes above grade 7. Both are staying at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School for the Sixth Form because they “love the area, the space and the diversity”.
George came to open his results with his family and there was collective joy when he opened his envelope to find he had achieved strong passes in all his subjects, with all being grade 6 or above. George said “I joined this school in Year 7 and I love it for the teaching, the amazing support, plus the students from different backgrounds and overseas.”