Results day is always a happy time, but this year at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School, the number of happy pupils seemed to be even higher than usual.
This is because more pupils have been getting better than expected results this year. The ‘Progress 8’ score this year has shown that pupils have made significantly better progress than was expected.
This translated into a lot of very happy pupils and many were delighted to have performed better than they had expected. It also means that even more have got the grades to enable them to remain at the School in the Sixth Form.
Angus Macfarlane achieved four GCSEs at Grade 9, three at Grade 8 and three at Grade 7 and one Grade 6. He was delighted with his results and will remain at the school to study Biology, Chemistry and Maths. He said “I feel like all my hard work paid off”.
Renee-Sarah Lewis was equally delighted with her 8 GCSE passes. She will be studying Politics, Film Studies and either Sport or Psychology. She said she was “Happy, relieved and surprised”.
Rowan Wall achieved 11 GCSEs with most grades being Grade 8 or 9. A talented musician, Rowan plans to take Music, English and Maths and Further Maths at A Level.
And there were many other success stories amongst the excited and happy groups of pupils who opened their results this morning.
Headmaster, Mark Dixon said “This year our Progress 8 score has risen significantly to 0.35 and this puts us in the top 10% of schools for value added. It means that on average our pupils achieved more than a third of a grade higher than would be expected, in each of their subjects. This means that a child, whatever their ability, has made better than expected progress, and the evidence of this has been seen today with all the amazing results achieved by our pupils.”
“I am particularly pleased with our results for Science. There was 100% pass rate for pupils who took triple Science and the average grade was a Grade 7 for each of Biology, Physics and Chemistry.”
22nd August 2019