Top GCSE Results for our Pupils in 400th Anniversary Year
43% of all 2019 GCSE grades awarded are top Grade 9
Alleyn’s Founder Edward Alleyn would surely be proud as our boys and girls have achieved an impressive sweep of GCSE grades, continuing the School’s long-running tradition of academic success.
The results use the numerical marking scale, 1-9, that exam boards began to introduce in 2018. This year, all examination subjects use this 1-9 scale for the first time.
The headlines are:
- 43% of all grades awarded to Alleyn’s pupils were at the highest possible Grade 9
- 71% of all grades awarded were at Grade 9 or 8
- 88% of all grades awarded were at Grade 9, 8 or 7
- Almost a quarter of pupils gained at least ten Grade 8s or better
As we celebrate the 400th year of Edward Alleyn’s foundation of his School, the results provide yet more reason for our community to be cheerful.
In a nod to another historical milestone, Alleyn’s was one of the first schools of its type to become fully co-educational, back in 1976, and appropriately both our boys and girls have performed superbly, as they do every year.
Headmaster, Dr Gary Savage, said: “This is a really fantastic set of results for our boys and girls, particularly at a time when public examinations – and the way they are graded - are becoming ever more demanding. I am so pleased for them all. The pupils’ achievements demonstrate their own hard work, commitment and determination, and underline the immense value of our staff’s heartfelt efforts to encourage curiosity and good scholarly habits, and to instil a lifelong love of learning.”
“In this, our anniversary year, we can be sure that our Founder, Edward Alleyn, would be delighted with the way in which our boys and girls are able to perform to the highest academic standard while remaining level-headed, kind and caring young people. This is precisely the sort of outcome that our inclusive, co-educational outlook and progressive, holistic ethos seek to bring about.”
Mrs Mel Joel, Head of Middle School, said: “I am delighted for the pupils and their families. The boys and girls have worked with such energy and enthusiasm throughout their time in our Lower and Middle Schools and these are fitting results. We look forward to watching them all continue to thrive as they move into Upper School to enjoy the next stage of their Alleyn’s experience.”
Posted 25 August 2019. Results may be subject to change.
Congratulations to Alleyn’s boys and girls on achieving 30% A* grades in their A level examination results.
Our Year 13 students have once again posted a very strong set of A level examination results, upholding the School’s long-held record of academic success. The grades add to our many causes for celebration during 2019, which marks 400 years since our Founder Edward Alleyn established his School.
The headline results are:
- 30% of all grades awarded were at A*
- 68% of all grades awarded were at A* and A
- 89% of all grades awarded were at A*, A and B
- 16 students gained 3 A* grades or better
- 77 students gained at least 3 A* or A grades.
Both boys and girls performed very strongly, as befits our status as one of the UK’s leading co-educational day schools.
Headmaster Dr Gary Savage said: “We are truly delighted with our students’ A level achievements this year. Their results are well-deserved, and attest to their hard work and commitment to learning throughout their time at Alleyn’s. Our congratulations go out to them and to their families, as well as to our dedicated staff who work so tirelessly to inspire, challenge and support the pupils each and every day.”
“Our Founder Edward Alleyn would be proud of our pupils and all their successes both inside and outside the classroom. I have no doubt that he would be equally delighted with the kind, caring and holistic educational ethos that fosters such positive outcomes for our terrific young people year after year here at Alleyn’s.”
Head of Upper School Dr Rob Atkinson said: “We are so pleased for each and every one of our students. Their own sustained endeavour has secured these fantastic results, so we hope they feel proud – not just of their grades but of the effort they put into achieving them.”
“The majority of our boys and girls will progress to their first-choice courses at UK and overseas universities and specialist centres of learning. We wish them the very best of luck with this exciting new chapter of their life. In our 400th anniversary year it feels particularly fitting to remind them that there will always be a warm welcome for them back here at Alleyn’s.”
Posted 18 August 2019. Results may be subject to change.