GCSE Examination Results 2016
Once again Alderbrook School is celebrating with its Year 11 students a set of excellent GCSE results. Over the past few years, staff, students and parents working together have set the bar very high both in terms of attainment and progress and this year’s results are no exception. As a school and body of teachers and support staff, we are very pleased to congratulate the students on their successes and to thank parents and careers for the support they give to their children and to us so they can achieve their full potential.
As a truly inclusive school, with students from all starting points, we are particularly pleased to recognise the excellent progress of all our students. While we set great emphasis on developing the whole student and ensuring that our young people have a wide range of opportunities to develop themselves while they are with us, we also know that academic outcomes are essential in opening up the full range of career opportunities that our students will wish to pursue. Essential to this is achieving good outcomes in both English and maths and we are thrilled that 82% of our students achieved a C grade or above in both these subjects with many students achieving the highest grades. Both teams of teachers are experts in inspiring students to aim high and progress in both subjects is exceptional.
However, it is not just in English and maths that students performed well. Across the curriculum, subjects achieved excellent results with 78% of all grades awarded being A*- C. Many students made much better than expected progress in the subjects they had chosen to study. Our science results at both core, additional, further and separate sciences show the depth of expertise and commitment amongst a team who ensure that all students have the opportunity to excel and achieve well beyond expected progress.
Another pleasing aspects of the results was the high number of students achieving A*-A grades. 65% of all students achieved at least 1 A*-A grade amongst their results, 25% of students achieved at least 5 A*-A grades and 14% of students achieving at least 8 A*-A grades.
To all our students we send our heart-felt congratulations. You have proved once again that hard work, commitment and sustained effort will inevitably lead to success and you have been rewarded with incredible results. And all this has been achieved while enjoying the wider experiences offered by the staff in the school so you can explore interests and extra-curricular opportunities that will serve you well in the years to come.
Many of our highest performing students are now joining us in the sixth form to take forward their A level studies and we look forward to working with them and their families over the next two years and supporting them in achieving the outcomes they need to progress to their next steps in university or in starting their chosen career.