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Students at APS are celebrating yet another year of excellent GCSE examination results. Under government reforms, GCSE grades for the majority of subjects are now awarded on a scale from 1, being the lowest, to 9, being the highest. There has once again been a rise at our school in the proportion of the three highest grades awarded. More than a third of the results recorded by pupils at the school were at the new 9 to 7 grades comparable to A** A* and A for GCSE. At APS 9% grade 9’s, 26% grade 8+ and above and 40% grade 7 and above were achieved by the students. This represents a phenomenal return on the efforts of both the students and staff throughout the duration of the courses.
The school’s analysis indicates that, yet again, APS have again significantly exceeded national expectations for attainment and progress. Attainment 8 will exceed 58 and Progress 8 will be above 0.6 both indicators are outstanding. This shows that our young people do better by attending APS than if they went elsewhere. Many pupils gained outstanding results. More than a third of our students gained at least 5 GCSEs at these top grades and or particular note are the fourteen students who achieved 5 or more grade 9s. Progress has been a key focus this year and has been exemplified by the terrific performance of so many of our students. Students such as Alex shown below who far exceeded his expectations. His story is not atypical at the school. Alex said, upon opening his results, “It was a bit of a shock and surprise but a really nice feeling after all the hard work and persistence to achieve the grades I did.”
Headteacher, Michael McKenzie, said "APS is a high performing school. We are very proud of the achievements of the students this year. We are delighted with the results that the students have achieved. Like all schools, students and staff have had to step up to the challenge of the more rigorous and demanding qualifications that have been set by the exam boards. We are particularly proud of how well the school meets the needs of all its students from the most-able students to those with significant need. We demonstrate clearly the success of comprehensive education.
“This is based on the simple but effective formula of high quality courses, taught well by expert staff, to hard-working students supported effectively by their families and our community."
“It is clear from these results that students can thrive in the learning environment that staff cultivate at Alexandra Park School. We are matching students to the correct courses whilst retaining a broad and balanced curriculum that opens doors for the next stage in their lives. We are looking forward to continuing those relationships with the students who join us into our successful Sixth Form. For all the students, however, I would like to congratulate them on their success and wish them the very best for their futures.”
Highlights from 2019's GCSE results include:
- 82% of students achieving 5 or more good passes, including English and Maths
- ·89% of students achieved a good pass in English, with 43% achieving grades 9-7. The coveted grade 9 was awarded 31 times to students in English
- ·88% of students achieved a good pass in Maths, with 41% achieving grads 9-7. An amazing 40 students achieved grade 9 in maths
- ·87% of all science exams were good passes and 35% were awarded grades 9-7. A total of 36 grade 9s were awarded across the sciences
- ·40% of our students achieved 5 or more 9-7 grades
- ·Particular congratulations go to the 14 students who achieved 5 or more grade 9s
|Subject||No. of 9||%9-7||%9-5||%9-4|
|DT: Product Design||60||2||18||35|
|Hospitality & Catering||14||0||36||36|
|Overall Performance 2019 (Estimates)|
|Progress 8 ranking by score (DfE 2016)|
Well above average (~5% of schools)
Above average (~25% of schools)
Average (~40% of schools)
Below average (~20% of schools)
Well below average (~10% of schools)
- Progress 8 is a value-added measure which compares each student's progress to the national average of students with the same level of prior attainment (based on KS2 results) each year.
- Attainment 8 is similar to an average total points score of a student's best eight grades with certain subjects prioritised (including the double-weighting of English and Maths)