Year 11 to 13 Assessments

GCSE Results

Congratulations to our Year 11s who have achieved fantastic GCSE results this year; we are extremely proud of them.

Many students have achieved the very top grades in a range of subjects, while others have demonstrated phenomenal progress in their time at Alderbrook. The success of the students has ensured that the huge majority of them have gained a place at their destinations of choice. A large number have enrolled into Alderbrook Sixth Form and we are delighted that they will remain a part of our school community for the next 2 years. Some students will be leaving Alderbrook to take up exciting opportunities elsewhere at local schools, colleges and businesses. 

The 2021 cohort has faced unprecedented challenges over the last 18 months and yet they have shown enormous resilience to continue to strive for very strong outcomes. Special mention goes to Matt, Cobie, Erin, Asiya, Alexandra, Samra, Ali, Saara and Rajan who all achieved a flush of Grades 8s and 9s across their GCSE subjects. Aser, Hector, Hasan and Saarah must also be applauded for achieving phenomenal progress in their time at Alderbrook, and there are many other students who deserve a mention for their brilliant achievements.

Headteacher, Tom Beveridge, said: “We are immensely proud of all the achievements of our students, especially after such a difficult and disrupted period. Students have worked really hard over the last 5 years at Alderbrook and they have truly lived out the school values of Ambition, Bravery and Kindness. This Year 11 cohort is a group of brilliant individual young people who will go on to do great things. Whether staying at Alderbrook or moving onto elsewhere, we wish them all the very best for the future.

A-Level Results

Resits and Appeals

If you are unhappy with your results, we strongly advise you to consider re-sitting the papers in the Autumn series, which will give you the opportunity to take the highest grade you have achieved. 

If, however, you want to consider appealing your summer assessment grade for any subject, read this letter very carefully.  Grades can go down as well as up:

Summer Appeals Letter 

If you choose to proceed, please find the JCQ Appeals Form here.  Read the overview carefully taking note of the school dates and complete the interactive Stage One Centre Review section.   You will need to include our centre name : Alderbrook School and our centre number : 20736.

Students need to appeal themselves, using their school email address.  

On completion, please rename – appeal{candidate name and number}.pdf – save the entire file, then email it to : [email protected]

Find a summary of the JCQ grading processes here.

– JCQ Grading Summary Infographic

JCQ Student Guide Summer 2021 

Summer 2021 Student Handout



Summer Assessments 2021

Please click here – letter to parents of yr 11 and 13 students – 28 April 2021

Please click here – FAQs for parents and students

Year 11 – May 2021 Assessment Timetable

Year 13 – May 2021 Assessment Timetable


How GCSEs and A-Levels will be awarded this Summer – a student guide


Please click here – topic lists for level 1 and 2 qualifications

Please click here – topic lists for level 3 qualifications

Please click here – evidence being used for A Level and EPQ courses

Please click here – evidence being used for Level 1 and 2 courses

Please click here – Policy for Determining Teacher Assessed Grades

Please click here – Policy for Determining Teacher Assessed BTEC Grades