GCSE Results Day 2019: Forty per cent of all Alleyn’s grades are top 9s

Katherine Johnston (22 August, 2019) Education

'Our founder, Edward Alleyn, would be delighted with the way in which our boys and girls are able to perform to the highest academic standard while remaining level-headed, kind and caring young people'

31640Alleyn's pupils on GCSE results day

Forty-three-per-cent of all GCSE grades achieved by Alleyn’s students this year are top Grade 9s, the school has announced.

In total, 71 per cent of all grades awarded to candidates were either Grade 8 or 9, and 88 per cent were between 9-7.

Almost one in four pupils at the school, which is celebrating its 400th anniversary this year, gained at least ten grade 8s or above.

Headmaster, Dr Savage, said: “This is a really fantastic set of results for our boys and girls, particularly at a time when public examinations – and the way they are graded – are becoming ever more demanding.

“I am so pleased for them all. The pupils’ achievements demonstrate their own hard work, commitment and determination, and underline the immense value of our staff’s heartfelt efforts to encourage curiosity and good scholarly habits, and to instil a lifelong love of learning.

“In this, our anniversary year, we can be sure that our founder, Edward Alleyn, would be delighted with the way in which our boys and girls are able to perform to the highest academic standard while remaining level-headed, kind and caring young people.

“This is precisely the sort of outcome that our inclusive, co-educational outlook and progressive, holistic ethos seek to bring about.”

Mel Joel, head of middle school, said: “I am delighted for the pupils and their families.

“The boys and girls have worked with such energy and enthusiasm throughout their time in our Lower and Middle Schools and these are fitting results.

“We look forward to watching them all continue to thrive as they move into Upper School to enjoy the next stage of their Alleyn’s experience.”

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