The much needed rain on Thursday August 25th could not dampen the spirits of our students who were in school collecting their GCSE results. These results were record-breaking, with APS students bucking the national trend of falling grades.

Their remarkable performance saw them achieving the school's highest ever GCSE performance, higher than both the previous two years where grades were assessed and awarded centrally.

1 in 5 grades achieved were grade 9, the top grade awarded for the very best performances. A special mention to the 9 students achieving 9 or more 9s across their subjects. This success was contagious with a flood of top grades; 35% of all grades being an 8 or 9 and we were swamped by an impressive 55% of all grades awarded being 7 or above.

Students also broke records across the other GCSE headlines with overall Attainment up and the numbers achieving strong passes in English, maths, and the sciences all up. This success was mirrored across the school’s 16 departments. This was a year where the exam regulator Ofqual warned that “Very few schools or colleges, if any, will get higher results than in 2021.” Obviously the students and staff at Alexandra Park forgot to read that memo.

Alexandra Park is a non-selective comprehensive school where 9 out of 10 students achieved at least a good pass in both English and Maths. These results are phenomenal and reinforces our motto “Success for All”.

We always knew this group of students would excel, and they have lived up to our expectations.

Well done to our students, staff and families for all their hard work.