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Alleyn’s boys and girls celebrate record breaking exam results

Pupils at leading co-educational school Alleyn’s have received a bumper set of GCSE and A-Level results and broken school records.

Year 11 pupils and staff have reacted with understandable delight to the results, which come during a year of transition away from the A*-G grading system and towards a new 9-1 scale.

  • 73% of all grades awarded were at A*, 9 or 8
  • 92% of all grades awarded were at A*or A, 9, 8 or 7
  • 99% of all grades awarded were at A*, A or B, 9, 8, 7 or 6
  • Over half of all grades were at the new numerical level 9
  • 75 individual pupils gained 9 or more A*, 9 or 8 grades
  • An impressive 97 individual pupils, from a cohort of 145, received all A*or A, 9, 8 or 7 grades

The breath-taking results come hot on the heels of Alleyn’s sixth-formers achieving one of their highest ever A* hauls in the recently published 2018 A level results. Such successes continue to uphold the School’s reputation for exceptional attainment, even in an environment where public examinations are becoming increasing challenging.

Year 13 students and staff are delighted with the results, which include these headlines:

  • 36% of all grades awarded were at A*
  • 74% of all grades awarded were at A* or A
  • 91% of all grades awarded were at A*, A or B.
  • 25 individual students gained 3 A* grades or better
  • 83 individual students received at least 3 A* or A grades

Alleyn’s Headmaster, Dr Gary Savage, said: “This is, quite simply, a fantastic set of results for our entire community; for our boys and girls, their families and for our inspirational staff. We are truly delighted with the pupils’ achievements, and recognise the commitment and hard work that has brought them about. As we look ahead to our 400th anniversary in 2019, these brilliant results show once again just what can be achieved by boys and girls in a caring, holistic, co-educational environment in which all our pupils learn and grow together.”

Alleyn’s Head of Middle School, Mrs Mel Joel, said: “I am incredibly proud of our pupils’ dedication and their resulting accomplishments. As a determinedly progressive and co-educational school, it is of course immensely satisfying to see both our boys and girls performing so exceptionally well. I look forward to watching them all continue to thrive and flourish as they progress into our Upper School to embark upon their A level adventures.”

Alleyn’s, which will celebrate Alleyn’s 400 (the 400th anniversary of Edward Alleyn’s College of God’s Gift) in 2019, was one of the first schools of its kind to become fully co-educational back in 1976. The School has a long history of excellence and prides itself on its caring community and ethos within which boys and girls learn, grow and succeed together.

Pupils at Alleyn’s benefit from extensive enrichment and co-curricular provision. This includes the Alleyn’s Learners’ Programme (ALP); an initiative which encourages a lifelong love of learning and exploration of personal learning styles.

Educational observers have long held Alleyn’s in high regard for its holistic approach as well as its academic credentials. The Independent Schools Inspectorate says of the community: “The pupils’ personal development is outstanding.”