On Thursday 13 September, Alperton celebrated another successful year of excellent GCSE and A Level results. Our students have made outstanding progress, with results well above the national average. Many of our A Level students progress further to study at prestigious Russell Group universities, such as Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial University College London (UCL), Warwick, the London School of Economics (LSE) and Kings College.
The results for the most able students were exceptional in the new more demanding GCSEs with a quarter of students achieving the top grades (9-7) in English and maths. There were almost 100 grades at 9-7 in the sciences – biology, chemistry and physics. In total, ACS students achieved almost 400 grades at 9-7/A*-A.
ACS students achieved 50 Grade 9 results across the new 9-1 qualifications, putting us into the top 4% of results in the country. Students achieved 12 Grade 9 results in English and 8 Grade 9 results in maths. Across the sciences, 14 students achieved the highest possible grade.
The progress students have made from their primary school is exceptional. In the last few years, the school has achieved a huge increase in the percentage of students achieving grade 4 and above equivalent in English and maths. In 2018, 66% of students made better than expected progress in English and over 50% of students made better than expected progress in maths.
At A level our students have been awarded 81 A* and A grades, with almost 50% of the examinations being awarded A*, A or B grades. As a result more than 40% of the A level cohort has been accepted onto top degree courses at prestigious Russell Group universities.
We are particularly pleased with continued strong performances in Maths and the sciences. Three quarters of students achieved grades A*/ A / B in Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths, Art, Media, ICT and Sociology. We are especially pleased with the exceptional progress students make in Art, Business Studies, ICT, Media and Sociology.
ICT continued to be a very successful and popular subject with 96% of all students achieving the highest grade of Distinction. The 2018 results are a further improvement on last year’s results which showed academic A Level results to be higher than the national results.
Congratulations to all of our students for their excellent achievements.