This year Alperton Community School students have exceeded all expectations with an excellent set of exam results. Despite the numerous challenges over recent years, the class of 2023 have defied the national trend and have improved on the results of previous years.
At A Level, 62% of A level examinations were awarded the top A*- B grades and over 80% of students achieved Distinction* or Distinction grades on our Level 3 vocational programmes. With 92 A* and A grades and 27 Distinction* (star) grades, our students should be very proud of their achievements.
We are particularly pleased with continued strong performances in Business, Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Textiles, BTEC Business, BTEC ICT and Health and Social Care where student results were higher than expected from their GCSE results.
As a result, many of our students have been accepted at prestigious Russell Group universities including Bristol, King’s College (London), LSE, Queen Mary, Birmingham, Nottingham, Queen Mary (London), Southampton and UCL to read a wide range of subjects including Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Computing, Psychology, Fashion, Business, English, Games Design and Astrophysics. The range of subjects exemplifies not only the broad range of our curriculum, but the wide range of student interests at Alperton Community School.
Special congratulations go to Dev Shah who achieved A*A*A*, Rishi Kamlesh and Akshat Patel who both achieved A*, Dist* Dist* and to Shweta Shantilal who achieved Dist*, Dist*, Dist*. We were also especially pleased to hear that 13 of our students were accepted onto top-level apprenticeships with employers such as KPMG, Deloitte, IBM, PWC, Amazon and DLA Piper.
At GCSE, the results for the most able students were exceptional with 31% of students achieving the top grades (9-7) in English and maths. There were 180 grades at 9-7 in the sciences – biology, chemistry and physics. In total, Alperton Community School students achieved 762 grades at 9-7.
Our students achieved 225 of the highest possible grades (Grade 9) results with 45 Grade 9s in English and maths.
The progress students have made since their primary school is excellent, particularly given the school time lost during COVID. The school has achieved a huge increase in the percentage of students achieving grades 5 above in English and maths, with two thirds of students achieving a pass in these subjects in 2023. 40% of students achieved above their expected grade in English and 48% above their expected grade in maths. Our special congratulations goes to our Physics students of whom 70% achieved above their expected grade.
Special congratulations to Bhavya Bhanushali and Tariq Al-Azzawi for achieving a full set of Grade 9 results in all ten of their GCSEs, including Grade 9 in Further Mathematics. Aisha Ahmed was also very happy with nine Grade 9 in English literature, maths, biology, chemistry, physics, further maths, history, psychology and Spanish and one Grade 8 in English Language. The students all commented on how happy they were with their results and many took the opportunity to thank the teachers for all their support over the years.
Gerard McKenna, Headteacher, said, “We are very proud of the excellent achievement and progress made by all of our students. We work closely together as a community of staff, students and parents to support every one of our students to meet their aspirational goals. Our students inspire us to continually improve and we have established and maintained an excellent track record of success. It is a real pleasure to work with such talented and committed staff who have created a vibrant and stimulating learning environment for our students. Our oversubscribed school includes world class facilities at our brand new lower school site and we have developed our upper school site to fully support the needs of our Year 11 and Sixth form students.”