Congratulations to all our students who collected their results in August, Alderbrook School is very proud of their individual achievements and wishes each student every success with their post-16 plans.
This year 2067 GCSE exams were sat by 244 students, and 78% of these exams were passed (Grades 4 / C or above). Similarly, 78% of students passed both English and Maths. The combination of English and Maths is a key milestone for moving smoothly onto either college or sixth form. Students and staff have once again worked hard, along with support at home, to secure the very best outcomes for our students. Alderbrook is very proud to be a school with a rich variety of students. Many of our students have overcome personal challenges to gain their results and whether these are grade 1s or grade 9s, all students have now laid the foundations for their future and we wish all our students continued success in their next steps in education.
The new GCSEs are more demanding and students achieving grades 8 and 9 represent an achievement equal to an A* on the legacy specifications. Despite the increased level of difficulty that the new GCSE demands, 30% of Alderbrook students gained at least one of these highest awarded grades 8-9 or Distinction-Star D* in one of our vocational courses. Many of our students gained multiple 8, 9s and D*. Alderbrook would like to pay special tribute to some students’ exceptional exam performance in 2019.
Anika Suye gained nine of her GCSE exams at grade 9 with one GCSE at grade 8 a remarkable achievement. In addition to her grade 9 in Maths, Anika gained an A** in Further Maths and an A in Additional Maths which is a level 3 qualification (A level standard). Anika was awarded the Jaguar Land Rover Prize this year for Most Outstanding Mathematician.
Stuart McDonnell gained ten of his GCSEs at grades 8 or 9 including an A* in Further Maths. Zayan Hussain and Amy Penny both passed nine GCSEs at grades 8/9. Emily Armstrong, Thaminah Azim, Ryan Carter and Hema Pannu all gained eight GCSES at grades 8/9. Sophia Dawoodbhoy, James Lee and Yasmin Pease all gained seven GCSEs at grades 8/9. Sophie Pellarin and Elisa Scalzone both gained six GCSEs at grades 8/9. Tasha Barguss, Lissy Gardiner-Damms, Rory Hull, Luke Marchant-Pastillo, Daniel Priestly, Emily Shakeshaft, Cai Adebola and one other student all gained five GCSEs at grades 8/9. Simeon Arnold, Charlotte Burford, Tom Frankish, Tom Mellor, Lewis O’Brien, Vijay Singh, Anna Tickner, Ezra Varley and one other student all gained four GCSEs at grades 8/9.
In additional to all those named above, another 43 students gained up to three of their GCSEs at grade 8/9. The teachers at Alderbrook are delighted and very proud with the exceptionally high-level of attainment of these students. We are very proud that the vast majority of our highest performing students have decided to enrol in our sixth form to continue their education at Alderbrook.
There have been success stories across all subject areas this year, we have been equally delighted with a clutch of GCSEs at grades 1, 2 and 3s for some students, as that has represented exceptional progress for them in light of the challenges they have faced. It was very rewarding and exciting to be a part of Results Day and share in our students’ success. Finally, whether our students stay with us at Alderbrook or have chosen courses with other education providers we wish each student continued success and good luck.
Please see the table below for our provisional benchmark data for English and Maths.