A Level Results

A Level results day is a day filled with excitement and expectation, as students across the country eagerly wait to open their results. After two years of hard work, and considerable disruption due to pandemic restrictions, Year 13 pupils at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School were finally handed their results.

Some subjects proved particularly strong for Year 13s at the School, such as Economics, Biology and the Extended Project Qualification, the latter two achieving a 100% pass rate of A*-C. Similarly, 100% of Information Technology and Health & Social Care BTECs were awarded Distinction*- Merit grades. In Creative Media Studies BTEC, in the first year that exams were sat for the subject, students achieved a high level of Distinction*s and Distinctions.

Amidst a national conversation on grades and increased competition for university places, there were many individual successes and smiles from students who collected their results.

Edward Andrews-Martin was one such student who very happy as he opened his results. He achieved three As – in Mathematics, Politics and Computing – and an A* in his Extended Project Qualification. With such strong results he was accepted into his first choice, the University of Sussex, where he will be reading Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

Eleanor Bickell arrived early to discover her final grades. And there was much to celebrate. Eleanor achieved two A*s, in Mathematics and Physics, and an A in Computing. Her outstanding grades secured her a place to study Computing at the University of York, her first choice university.

The good news continued when Zoe Leuschke opened her envelope. Smiling, Zoe excitedly confirmed that her grades were an A in Geography, an A in Psychology and a B in Drama. Zoe is moving on to the University of Loughborough, where she will study Psychology next year.

There were also many successes for students who undertook BTEC qualifications. Ronnie Sempa who studied ICT, Business and Media Studies achieved a Distinction*, Distinction and Merit, respectively. Ronnie will be studying Business and Management at the University of Kent.  

Mr Willem Stapelberg, Deputy Head (Teaching & Learning), who joined the school at the beginning of the academic year, said, “For the first time since 2019 pupils sat formal external exams. This cohort has faced particular challenges, and their results are a testament to their dedication and the strong, child-focused pastoral support that is central to all that we do here.

Although some students did not get the grades they hoping for, most students were placed in either their firm or insurance offer for university. We are here to continue to support our students who require additional guidance to navigate their next steps.

To our students, I would like to say that I’m proud of them and their efforts, and I’m very pleased to see so many following exciting paths which will allow them to fulfil their future ambitions. From university to apprenticeship opportunities, our students have strong options ahead of them. I wish them all the best with their future studies and careers.”


18th August 2022

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